Hayling Bass

CHAPTER 2 – TECHNIQUES – BAIT FISHING Hayling Bass The best bass beach in Hampshire is no secret – Hayling Island beach receives monthly publicity in the angling press. Odd bass are picked up throughout the year, but it’s the autumn gales in September through to Christmas that provide the best of the fishing. These […]

A Preference For Bait Fishing

CHAPTER 2 – TECHNIQUES – BAIT FISHING A Preference For Bait Fishing The majority of anglers who visit the Purbeck shoreline in Dorset prefer to use plugs or occasionally spinners or fly. In the past this has proved to be a highly productive form of fishing, with plenty of fish including specimen bass. However, over […]

Underwater Colour – What The Fish See Deep Down

CHAPTER 1 – KNOW YOUR QUARRY Underwater Colour – What The Fish See Deep Down Daylight consists of the colours of the spectrum, which are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. As light passes down through sea water these colours are absorbed in turn as the depth increases, so in the upper layers […]

Aspects Of Bass Behaviour

CHAPTER 1 – KNOW YOUR QUARRY Aspects Of Bass Behaviour Leaping Do hooked bass ever leap? In my experience, very rarely indeed. They commonly come to the surface and thrash about, creating, in the case of a good one, a spectacular splash. I remember one 7-pounder which persisted in trying to stand on its head, […]

Introducing The Bass

CHAPTER 1 – KNOW YOUR QUARRY Introducing The Bass The European sea bass Dicentrarchus labrax is a beautiful, bristling predator that has long been regarded as the premier saltwater sport fish in the United Kingdom. It is found in the waters of the Mediterranean and Aegean, along the Atlantic coasts of Portugal, northern Spain and […]