• Clive Gammon travel-writing contest

    by  • September 14, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Moves are afoot to set up a travel-writing award to commemorate Clive Gammon. The Welshman, who wrote arguably the finest angling travel books ever, died recently. Now Classic Angling editor Keith Elliott is setting up an international award to be competed for annually for the best angling travel writing. He has high hopes that it will be sponsored by one of the big tackle companies. Read the full story in the next issue of Classic Angling.


    Editor and publisher of Classic Angling magazine. Founder member of UK Angling Writers' Association and current chairman. Former winner of Writer of the Year. I wrote a weekly angling column for The Independent for 23 years, having previously written columns for The Guardian and Sunday Mirror. If it swims, I'll fish for it: marlin or mackerel, trout or tench, salmon or snook. I've written several books on fishing, from one for the Duke of Edinburgh's award to the notorious Catchmore Sharks (don't look at the pictures) and Bob Nudd's autobiography, How to be the World's Best Fisherman. I love exotic travel for fishing (been to Mongolia and Ecuador, the Great Barrier Reef and Arunachal Pradesh) and wish I could afford to do such trips more often. My favourite fish? Anything with fins, though I have a special love for mahseer, and I'm chairman of The Mahseer Trust.

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