Classic Angling is an international magazine for everyone interested in the rich history of fishing, as well as collectors of piscatoriana and those who enjoy worldwide travel to cast a fishing line in out-of-the-way places. Many of the stories have never been seen in print before, like the tournament where Fidel Castro caught more than Ernest Hemingway; the capture of a 2500lb great white shark from a beach on rod and line; the scandal of a 62lb pike; the man who faced death threats for capturing a record fish.
Collectors of antique and classic fishing rods, reels, tackle, books, art and lures will find details of angling auction sales and prices; globe-trotting anglers will learn about some of the world's greatest (and scariest) places to fish, like the Congo river for goliath tigerfish, or a Danish beach where you can catch 20lb sea trout.
It is the reigning Angling Magazine of the Year, and it's edited by Keith Elliott: author, top journalist and a man who fishes all over the world. He collects everything from centrepin fishing reels to char dishes.
Not to mention the taxidermy of rare fish. It brings together the nostalgia of fishing with vintage tackle and expeditions to legendary rivers, lakes and oceans. There are columns on eBay action, cane rods and rare books, while regular writers include top names like Hoagy Carmichael, Fred Buller and John Bailey. The magazine is only available by subscription.
It's a brilliant present for men (and women) who love the enchantment of fishing and reading about fishy tales. It'll keep them engrossed for hours.