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Farlow’s to be sold

Farlow’s, one of the most historic and enduring names in angling, is to be sold, we can reveal. The company started in 1840. This and many other great stories appear in the latest issue of Classic Angling. They include:

* Why one company adoped the swastika as its trademark;

* The earliest days of striped-bass fishing and the reels used;

* a comprehensive list of all the books on match-fishing;

* a tribute to the acclaimed angler, author and entomologist John Goddard.

But the magazine is only available by subscription. You can subscribe through this website or contact editor Keith Elliott on +44 (0)1480 494142.

Keith Elliott
Keith Elliott
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 Founder and former Chairman of the Masher Trust.

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