• ‘Predator’ film wins 5-minute video contest

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    A brilliant piece of film about catching queenfish on fly has won this year’s The Drake contest. It’s about an Australian angler landing big queenfish on poppers – while still managing to steer a boat. The annual contest for the best five minutes of fly-fishing film is run by The Drake magazine, and several of the entrants turn their efforts into full-length films. Highly recommended. Take a look at the winner and the other entries here.


    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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