Dealings with MAFF & CEFAS

As the weeks and months of 1999 moved on, the tireless efforts of Malcolm Gilbert and Bob Cox showed benefits in that for the first time they were being invited to make the case for recreational bass angling directly to MAFF and Government representatitives. Now at last

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BASS Restoration Project

By November 1999, the Project had been running for 18 months, and things were happening at such a pace that we felt the need to communicate with our members and contributors by a newsletter. Peter Macconnell took on the role of producing Newsletter No: 1 (Winter 1999),

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Anglers object to MAFF

In response to the recent MAFF consultation – Proposed conservation measures for the offshore spring bass fishery (15 October 1999), anglers produced a number of robust arguments, including: The data presented in MAFF Pilot Study Report M0802 give unequivocal evidence that the fishery is not sustainable. This

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Book Review

A Guide To Shore Angling On The Dingle Peninsula by Bob Moss – Reviewed by Neil Fluke In his Guide to Shore Angling on the Dingle Peninsula Bob Moss has created a remedy for Jeff Tucker’s Irish bass lament (BASS 87 Autumn ’98); a classic example of

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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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