Inshore boat angling by Steve Pitts

A few years back we were having a very lean time of it in Dorset. Since the late 80s our bass catches were tailing off to such an extent that it was a major achievement to catch a fish of any size. We had tried every thing

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The North American experience

20 years ago, the plight of the striped bass (Morone saxatilis), the North American equivalent of the European Sea Bass, was thought to be beyond recovery. Striped bass resemble the European sea bass in many ways, not least in the way that they generate intense and passionate

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Why? by Derek Hack

After being a member of BASS for just over a year, I feel now is the time to put pen to paper and express a few opinions. In the last month I have sent a letter to all those active members listed on the inside cover of

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EAA Resolution, Oslo

1999 began with the Committee making final adjustments to the joint BASS and NFSA Resolution document to be presented to the General Assembly of The European Anglers Alliance in Oslo during April 1999. The content of this document, seen as quite radical in some quarters, set out

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Barriers to progress

At the present time, there are three main barriers to the development of an alternative tourism strategy based around the European Sea Bass. These are: There must be fish – Without a prospect of being able catch bass in reasonable numbers and sizes, anglers and their families

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