General

Winter preparations

For most, the bass season is well and truly over, and we’re in the midst of the long painful wait for the new season to begin. Water temperatures will be around their lowest point now, and the good news is that the evenings are drawing out, and

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Claiming poor recruitment of bass alone does not explain recent stock decline

Over the past few years some have vocally claimed the reduction in bass stocks is a result of poor recruitment (i.e. low numbers of young fish) to the overall stock. Some I am sure genuinely believe this to be a truthful and complete explanation, others I suspect

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Together we did it!

  BASS was founded in 1973 in response to concerns about stocks to campaign for our bass. Over the years a relatively small number of driven individuals have made huge personal efforts to try and achieve better protection for these fish while the rest of us have

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And the winner is…?

  Following the inability to reach agreement on emergency measures to reduce bass landings in December, the UK is trying to get temporary emergency measures at a European Union level. A ban on mid water (“pair trawling”) has been proposed for areas where pre-spawning bass aggregations accumulate

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Reflections on 2014

When it comes to the calendar year and bass lure fishing, there might be not be a perfect match between the end points, but things are approximate enough for me to now reflect on the season just gone. Looking back is more than just a luxury in

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