The current Coronavirus lockdown is likely to be proving a challenging time for many bass anglers who would normally be out and about enjoying some early season sport.

To try and support anglers through this difficult time, BASS are going to publish some of our bass angling literature, as a series of blogs, in the hope that this will, educate, entertain and generally help pass the time until we can all return to the rocks and beaches.

The book ‘Bass and B.A.S.S’, compiled and edited by Geoff Gonella contains around 85 selected writings from the Bass Anglers’ Sportfishing Society. The book was first published in 2008, but is no longer available to purchase from the Society. The writings are both exceptionally informative and enjoyable and are as relevant today as they were when they were first written. The book contents will be rolled out in the coming months, in the order in which they appear in the book. The articles are grouped into various subject headings such as bass behaviour, bait fishing, lure fishing, fly fishing, good days and bad days, bass conservation etc., in short, something for everyone.

We thank the many people who contributed articles to the book, and especially Geoff Gonella who compiled and edited the book, ably assisted by Peter Macconnell and John Morgan. We also thank Henry Gilbey for providing additional photographs to accompany the articles.

Alongside the book we will also be publishing articles written for our regular column in Sea Angler magazine. These are brief pieces which aim to introduce various aspects of bass angling and showcase the Society to a wider audience. The first piece ‘A Territorial or Opportunistic Bass – Which one are you targeting?’ by Marc Cowling has already been posted.

Please enjoy this wealth of bass fishing information, and if you’re not already a member, why not join? It’ll be the best £25 you’ve spent for a while.

2 Comments
  1. No chance of a reprint of the book is there

  2. No, there are no plans to reprint the book. There are still a few copies available to purchase online from angling book shops e.g. https://www.anglebooks.com/b-a-s-s-and-bass-selected-writings-from-the-bass-anglers-sportfishing-society-edited-by-geoff-gonella.html

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