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New EU bass measures in danger of being watered down!

Like buses, you wait ages for one bass conservation measure and then two come at once! The big news this week is that, following close on the heels of the EU Commission’s proposal for Vessel Catch Limits, the EU Commission has issued a proposal to increase the

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For the love of plastic

One behaviour that is seemingly almost universal to lure anglers is the despair that accompanies a lure becoming snagged and in danger of being lost. What is worrying though is the lengths that some individuals can go to in an attempt to retrieve a lure, even one of

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80% reduced 2015 bass landings target was exceeded by mid March!

The EU’s own scientists most recent report on bass stocks stated landings need to be reduced by 80% to prevent stock collapse. The limited data that exists suggests however that the 2015 80% reduction figure was passed less than a quarter of the way into the year!

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Late night news

I wake abruptly from a strange dream where I am fishing on the rocks with Si Lewis and Arsene Wenger casting huge paddle tail lures the size of spaniels. We didn’t catch. I look at my phone to check the time, its 2am. I notice I had

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Good Korma: Bad Karma

I am standing in the surf with a lure rod in my hand. Unusually for me my fingers are not rotating the reel handle but gently feeling the braid. Today my line leads not to a lure but a hook wrapped with peeler crab. My lure fishing

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