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A Year in the Making

  “Cukoo, cukoo” bleeps my phone, alerting me to a text. It’s from Matt, “Wanna go fishing tomorrow?” I check the diary and text back, “It’s a goer!” “Fekinel!!!” is his near instantanious reply. For a variety of reasons I have been repeatedly unable to take Matt

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Latest ICES advice: 85% reduction in bass landings is now needed in 2016!

The long awaited advice for bass was issued today by ICES (the EU’s own scientist advising on fish stocks). They included recommendations for our area of the central and south North Sea, the Irish Sea, the English Channel, the Bristol Channel and the Celtic Sea. The ICES

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Update: New bass landing restrictions, plus campaigning for our bass makes a difference.

Further regulations to limit total amount of bass per month that each commercial vessel can land were recently announced by the EU (see here). It also seems, that with your help, the commercial fishing sector have failed to get the proposed increase to a 42cm minimum conservation

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BASS Migration

  Somewhere over the Atlantic I search for some inspiration for the BASS Blog. It’s the time of year when various groups of UK anglers head across the Atlantic to chase the bigger American cousins of our European Bass. The migration is in full swing along the

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Reducing Bass Landings: Demand the Commercial Sector Contributes Too!

The commercial fishing sector is objecting to the setting of the Minimum Conservation Reference Size, (MCRS) for bass at 42cm. They wish to have it set initially at 40cm, at which length many of the bass will not even be mature, let alone have had the opportunity

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