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:

‘You get what you pay for’

Impressed by the society’s own ‘designer label’ clothing, BASS catch recorder Geoff Gonella looks at other ways members can benefit from their £20 annual subs . . . 

‘You get what you pay for’ – Sea Angler, Issue 482, Aug 2012

PDF version . . . ‘You get what you pay for!’


‘But where are the big ones . . . ?’

Become familiar with your local bass marks, says BASS member Julian Fox, and you’ll improve your chances of a larger fish when you venture further afield. . . . 

‘But where are the big ones?’ – Sea Angler, Issue 481, Jul – Aug 2012












PDF version . . . ‘But where are the big ones . . . ?’

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