• Thelwell exhibition features fishing cartoons

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    Cartoons like this one are among an exhibition of Norman Thelwell’s work that opens on September 25. It takes place at the Chris Beetles Gallery in Ryder St, in St James, London (www.chrisbeetles.com). Thelwell was best known  for his horse-related cartoons but he was a prolific illustrator who drew on all sorts of subjects. He died in 2004, aged 81. The one illustrated will cost you a hefty £1450, but it’s ideal for an amateur taxidermist friend…




    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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