Bass Anglers’ Sportfishing Society

Fighting for Bass and Bass Anglers’ since 1973

Latest BASS column in Sea Angler . . .

Early in 2010, Mel Russ, the editor of Sea Angler spoke with Peter Macconnell (our then Chairman) and offered BASS the opportunity to have a column in his magazine. He was planning to have a section of Sea Angler devoted to all types of bass angling. The BASS committee members were consulted by email. It was felt that a BASS column would raise anglers’ awareness of BASS and give us an opportunity to promote its ideals. It was agreed that we should take up the offer. The BASS column would appear in each future issue of Sea Angler.

Four BASS members each volunteered to submit 500 word articles to Mel Russ on a subject of their choosing connected with BASS and bass fishing.  The original ‘writers’ were Matt Spence, Peter Macconnell, Steve Pitts and Geoff Gonella. There has been a rotation of authors and Ian Misselbrook (our current Chairman), Julian Fox and more recently Shaun Sorenson (a keen bait fisherman) have taken over as Peter and Steve took a ‘rest’.

Here are the most recent articles:

‘In it for the Long Haul’

BASS Chairman Ian Misselbrook looks back on the organisation’s continuing commitment to raised minimum landing size so that every bass can breed at least once.

Sea Angler, Issue 485, Oct – Nov 2012



‘Stars & Stripers’

A warm American welcome and fishing tips served up with his breakfast eggs. No wonder BASS member Matt Spence likes life across the pond . . .

Sea Angler, Issue 484, Sept – Oct 2012



‘Join Our Dream’

Find out how non-members can create maximum impact by supporting the society’s campaigns . . .  

Sea Angler, Issue 483, Aug – Sept 2012

Previous editions can be found here: BASS columns in Sea Angler