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Mad & Stripey !

Around this time of year a 2nd wave of B.A.S.S. anglers prepare for an annual pilgrimage. It’s the ‘fall run’ (‘autumn run’ as we’d say on this side of the Atlantic) of the American Striped Bass, and it provides a magnetic draw for anglers who are obsessed
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How much longer can it go on ?

There have been a significant number of articles in the press recently about the challenges facing our beloved bass. An article in the Guardian here discusses the latest situation. B.A.S.S. has been campaigning long and hard for many years for recognition of the decline, always fearing that
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Overlooking Something?

When I read reports of and see people discussing Bass marks, they often share a similar theme; rock and reef marks. Indeed Bass do love relatively shallow reefs with plenty of soft structure/weed cover and such marks are a fairly safe bet when there’s a bit of
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Thoughts and plans …

A Blog post on Henry Gilbey’s popular site recently stirred some thoughts that have been lingering for a while. The particular phrase that got the juices flowing was this …. I also am becoming more and more convinced that visiting anglers who come to Ireland on the
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How big can we go ?

Perceptions of size. Whilst lure-fishing for bass last summer, & failing miserably to connect, I clipped on a small metal lure, & quickly hooked a big feisty Mackeral. Then half-way in, the Mackeral went completely bonkers as a bass did it’s best to try & nail it.
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