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Get your books signed

A new book on eels containing photos of 20lb monsters is holding a signing on November 10. The book, The Eel Angler by Barry McConnell, comes in cloth and leather bindings, and it’s been put together by Harper Fine Angling Books. Mick Brown will also be signing copies of his latest book The Professional Pike Angler, as will Steve Ricketts with Eels – The Final Frontier. It takes place at at Aston Manor Cricket Club, Church Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2LA . After the book signing, The National Anguilla Club is holding its 50th anniversary celebrations. There are just three leather-bound copies of the just-published Angling Encounters by Bob Buteux and Tony Meers remaining, and more than half the cloth-bound versions have sold. It’s also published by Harper.

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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