When I read reports of and see people discussing Bass marks, they often share a similar theme; rock and reef marks. Indeed Bass do love relatively shallow reefs with plenty of soft structure/weed cover and such marks are a fairly safe bet when there’s a bit of fizz in the water. However, what does an […]
Autumn dreaming …..
There are many things which make the bass angler unique. Creeping around in the dark, the secrecy, studying the winds, moon, tides & temperatures. Perfecting knots, checking hooks, seeing fishing opportunities whilst watching television, drivelling at the sight of white water & breaking waves, these along with countless other factors combine to cause the bass […]
The Devil is in the detail?
Each year BASS gives a few awards for the biggest bass caught on bait, lure and fly from shore and from boat. And although I never get a sense anyone obsesses about catching the biggest fish just to outcompete their fellow members, I am sure, like me, many harbour a desire to win one as to do so means you have […]
What are they feeding on ?
How aware are you as an angler of the food-sources your bass are feeding on ? It’s an important consideration that’s often overlooked. What’s going on locally ? Is there a crab-peel (if so, which crabs ?), are there Sandeels in attendance, or Sprats ? Are you fishing on a reef where the primary bass […]
Short-range Bass fishing
So I creep down to the waters edge. First light hasn’t appeared yet, but there’s just enough light from the half-moon to allow me to move across the reef without using my headtorch. I assembled my rod at home last night, rigs prepared, knots tied neatly, so nothing to do but thread my crab onto […]