• The ideal fishing boat for disputed waters

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    Looking for a fishing boat that will NEVER be troubled by pirates? Then pop along to Namibia on October 25, when the country’s Ministry of Works and Transport is selling a 55-metre warship. The decommissioned Lt-Gen Dino Hamaambo (I’m sure you can think of something more fishy: suggestions welcome) is a corvette-class warship, built in 1954. It was donated to the Namibia Defense Force by the Brazilian Navy in 2004. I. It’s been stripped of its weapons – but if you were a Somalian pirate, would you take a chance? Story 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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