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RSA strategy – Trade view

[Comment – We reproduce below, an article which appeared in the June 2008 issue of the angling trade magazine ‘Tackle & Guns’ (a David Hall Publication). The article covers the tackle industry’s only trade body, ‘The Angling Trades Association’, suggestions for the future of sea fishing in

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BASS measuring tape

Length to weight conversion measure for European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) The BASS tape measure has been designed to enable bass anglers to have a packable and durable piece of equipment which dispenses with the need to carry a set of weighing scales. On one edge are

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BASS AGM 2008

[photo – Clive Hodges (left) receiving the trophy, for the heaviest bass (12lbs) caught on natural bait in 2008, from angling author, Chris Yates. The fish was released. – photo courtesy Alan Parfitt] On Sunday 30 March 2008, BASS members from all points North, South, East and

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No licence

BASS welcomes ‘no licence’ decision Commenting upon yesterday’s statement by Jonathan Shaw MP, the Fisheries Minister, that proposals to introduce a sea angling licence are to be dropped, BASS spokesman John Leballeur said “At last this administration is beginning to show some sense, when talking about recreational

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NFSA press release

Anglers battering the fish heads of Europe After ten years of stubbornly refusing recreational sea anglers any say in managing fisheries, the European Council has given up and agreed that the euro 8- euro 10 billion (£6-8 billion) they generate each year now qualifies them as a

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