Bass Anglers’ Sportfishing Society

Fighting for Bass and Bass Anglers’ since 1973

Bass & Fishery

Bass Regulations

Details of the current bass fishing regulations for recreational anglers. Links to the full guidance, including commercial bass fishing, are available at the end of the recreational summary.

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Useful information

A collection of links to information which you may find useful when planning fishing trips from the shore, boat or kayak.

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Weight for it

The BASS weight to length conversion charts. This page includes the original article on the subject and a pdf version of both charts - measurements to fork of tail and...

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Bass & Fishery Related Blog Posts

New UK Bass Research Projects

Joe Dawson from the University of Essex has penned this guest blog detailing some exciting research that BASS is pleased to support. Details of how BASS members and recreational sea...

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Science Group Update – Jan 2021

The Science Group is continually scanning the scientific horizon, looking for research papers and other information relating to bass biology, which may be of relevance to anglers.  We recently produced...

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Science Group Update – September 2022

Fisheries Industry Science Partnership (FISP) scheme The FISP scheme aims to improve and share knowledge of fisheries and aquaculture by funding data collection and research to support sustainable fisheries management....

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SUPPER 4 Science

BASS has been supporting science initiatives in pursuit of better bass stocks since 1973. For the summer of 2023 we are backing a University of Essex led initiative – SUPPER...

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Supper4Science Update

For those collecting bass heads as part of the Essex University ‘Supper4science’ project, here’s an important update from Dr Howard Fraser. Good afternoon everyone! First of all I just wanted...

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The Life Cycle Of Bass

The Life Cycle Of Bass For anglers interested in the biology of bass, the Bass Anglers Sportfishing Society (BASS) has produced this brief note on the life cycle of bass...

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