• Exclusive on UK angling museum

    by  • October 24, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    The new issue of Classic Angling will have an exclusive story about plans for a UK angling museum, plus another story you won’t have read elsewhere about the forthcoming TV series based on Mr Crabtree Goes Fishing, the classic Bernard Venables book that sold over 2 million copies. It’s still the best-selling sports book of all time. (Wayne Rooney, eat your heart out.) Sorry, web lovers, this one’s only for subscribers. But there are lots of other goodies in the issue that goes to press early next week, including an article by Hoagy Carmichael about catching salmon from Norway’s famed river Alta on a dry fly. I’ll be publishing a few other tempters to make those who don’t subscribe realise what they’re missing!


    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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