General

Think like a fish

Storm Lures had a saying on their lure boxes – ‘Think like a fish no matter how weird it gets’. Well I have woken up in the early hours many a night in a cold sweat, kicking & screaming. In my nightmares I was always a haddock,

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Safety and risk – do or die?

‘Risk’ means different things to different people. So when we say something is ‘very risky’ it isn’t very helpful; not really very helpful at all. One bass angler’s ‘risky’ is another bass angler’s ‘safe enough’. But we all think about risk all the time, even though we

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The Devil is in the detail?

Each year BASS gives a few awards for the biggest bass caught on bait, lure and fly from shore and from boat. And although I never get a sense anyone obsesses about catching the biggest fish just to outcompete their fellow members, I am sure, like me, many harbour a desire to win

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Getting a grip

The use of lip gripping devices in angling is always a controversial issue. Personally I use them & I will tell you why. After suffering a treble hook in my finger on two occasions I decided that keeping my fingers away from the danger area is paramount

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THE BASS CRYSTAL BALL

I’m pretty sure that most anglers look forward to their fishing sessions with eager anticipation and part of that feeling is about NOT knowing what you’ll catch, or indeed IF you’ll catch. Anticipating what you might catch Perhaps if we were able to predict what we were going to

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