Keith Elliott

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Full name: Keith Elliott

Area of interest: Media; Sport (esp. Fishing); Travel

Journals/Organisation: The Independent on Sunday

Email: keith@pma-group.com

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Website: PMA media training

Blog: PMA blog

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Education: Slough Grammar

Career: Worked in 'Fleet Street' for The Times, The Guardian, Today, Financial Times, The Sun; has also launched and edited magazines on a range of subjects, including: accountancy, babies, computers, fishing, general practice, healthcare; has been a sports columnist for The Independent since its launch (1986), his fishing column continuing over this period

  • also Chairman and owner of PMA media training (founded in 1980 by Philip Marsh) a company he took over 1988 and now Europe's largest media training company

Current position/role: freelance journalist, columnist and fishing correspondent

  • also writes/written for: Harpers & Queen, Livewire, Freedom (Jeep magazine), The Field

Other roles/Main role: Media trainer

Other activities: Fishing: he has fished around the world from the Great Barrier Reef to Mongolia, and caught everything from gudgeon to bonefish, from sharks to salmon; was one of the first National Anglers' Council coaches; won the national sea-fishing championships

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Awards/Honours: Angling Writers Association awards: Writer of the Year (also Humorous Writer of the Year), 2002

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Books & Debate:

  • How to be the world's best fisherman (1993) OCLC 29670725 (with Bob Nudd)

Latest work: The greatest fishing tips in the world (2008) OCLC 213113831 (with Graham Kennedy)

Speaking/Appearances: Speaks regularly at conferences on 'media' and also judges many national awards

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The Independent on Sunday: 'Fishing lines'

Column name: column ended 31st August 2008

Remit/Info: Fishing

Section: Sport

Role: Columnist

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Website: Independent.co / Sport / Others

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Day published: Sunday

Regularity: Weekly

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Average length: 500/550 words

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