• US museum exclusive in Classic Angling, out this week

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    You can read about plans for a UK angling museum in the latest Classic Angling, which is being posted to subscribers this week. It’s quite an issue for museum news, because we also have a story about an impending museum devoted entirely to Mitchell reels, Other big stories include details of when you’ll be able to watch the TV revival of Bernard Venables’ legendary Mr Crabtree Goes Fishing, while John Bailey, who plays the Crabtree character, gives some forthright views on the filming. Other highlights include a four-page feature on the best day-ticket salmon fishery in the world and Hoagy Carmichael Jnr writes about catching salmon from Norway’s river Alta on the dry fly. There’s also a major story on the Rev EC Alston, the Norfolk vicar who once held both the British tench and rudd records. But you need to be a subscriber to get the good stuff!


    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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