• Mongolian team to take part in world ice-fishing championships

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    Mongolia is entering the world ice-fishing championships for the first time. The week-long event, which starts next week on Big Eau Pleine Reservoir in Wisconsin, has attracted teams from 11 nations, including Japan for the first time. Mongolia certainly has no problems with ice thickness (when I fished there a couple of years ago, I was told the temperature dropped in winter to -55 degrees), but the Asian country is not the first that springs to mind when you think of skilled ice-fishers. Try as we might, we were unable to find a tackle shop, even in the capital, Ulan Bator, so it will be interesting to see how the Mongolians get on…


    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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