General

Petition for action to reducing bass landings

  A succession of poor spawning years and increased fishing pressure has led to a steep decline in the bass spawning stock. The seriousness of the situation has at last been recognised by EU Fisheries after their scientific advisory board this year stated there needs to be

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We Can Do This!

Members of BASS have campaigned tirelessly for years for the restoration of bass stocks. Now we’re calling on anybody with an interest in bass fishing (either directly or indirectly) to join the fight. So is there any point or is this just a waste of time and

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The weekend is nearly upon us

I’m sure i can’t be alone. It’s Friday, so that means scouring the weather sites, swell forecasts, tidal predictions. Then mooching through my mental map of marks, correlating times, tidal coefficients, swell directions, size, wind, and past experiences. How to maximise my chances ? The more organised

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I wonder why?

It was a warm day and I was fishing a mark I’d never fished before, an estuary and a big one. I was looking forward to it but in reality I knew I was too late, work had kept me occupied and then I hadn’t a clue

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Assume they are there

Assume they are there

Bass fishing can fill the mind with doubt some days. Are the fish even there ? It’s a migratory species, highly mobile, shoaling, a creature of habit, but not entirely predictable. The seasons, the weather, water temperature, food source, length of day, moon phase, tide state …

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