News

Total Sea Fishing backs RSA

In the November issue of ‘Total Sea Fishing’ magazine, the editor, Darren Taylor, expresses his disgust over the paltry increase of the minimum landing size (MLS) for bass from 36cm to 40cm, which is due to take effect in April 2007. The editor invites ALL recreational sea

Read more

NFSA press release

New company will promote sea angling The National Federation of Sea Anglers (NFSA) is to streamline its management and decision-making process by becoming a limited company Subject to legal consents it will become the National Federation of Sea Anglers Limited from January 1 next, with a board

Read more

WAG statement re bass mls

On 11 October 2006, Carwyn Jones, Minister for Environment, Planning and Countryside for the Welsh Assembly Government announced the results of the consultation into the proposal to increase the minimum landing size (mls) of bass, together with an appropriate increase in the commercial net mesh size. [NB

Read more

The American Way

[Comment – In the post, ‘Resource first, then profits’ we reported on the regulation of the commercial Striped Bass fishery in the State of Massuchusetts. We now detail below the restrictions that apply to recreational anglers in that State.] The season is all year, but in reality

Read more

Resource first, then profits

Whilst on holiday in Massachusetts recently, A BASS member met a commercial striped bass fisherman, who told him that Striped Bass are only allowed to be taken commercially by those with a commercial licence, and then only by hook & line. The commercial season opened on 9th

Read more