Bass Anglers’ Sportfishing Society

Fighting for Bass and Bass Anglers’ since 1973

Together we did it!

  BASS was founded in 1973 in response to concerns about stocks to campaign for our bass. Over the years a relatively small number of driven individuals have made huge personal efforts to try and achieve better protection for these fish while the rest of us have backed them up by many means including through […]

A Great Day For Our Bass!

  You may well have already heard the fantastic news about the implementation of Emergency measures banning midwater trawling for spawning aggregation of bass in the areas they shoal up in prior to breeding (see here: ) This is the response of Nigel Horsman, the man who has led the the BASS campaign: “This is […]

And the winner is…?

  Following the inability to reach agreement on emergency measures to reduce bass landings in December, the UK is trying to get temporary emergency measures at a European Union level. A ban on mid water (“pair trawling”) has been proposed for areas where pre-spawning bass aggregations accumulate at this time of year as they migrate […]

The Timing IS Right!

In both comedy and fishing timing is everything (apparently). The same can also be said in political campaigning. Well this Wednesday (3rd December) there is a House of Commons debate on “Management of UK Sea Bass Stocks.” So the timing of todays independent report suggesting bass caught by amateurs (recreational angling) are worth 3 times […]

BASS Press Release: Sea Bass – Don’t let the EU off the Hook

Information from the Bass Anglers’ Sportfishing Society (BASS) 11 November 2014 – For Immediate Release Sea Bass – Don’t Let the EU Off The Hook For years, the EU and Fisheries Ministers have succumbed to pressure from commercial fishing lobbyists and set catch limits far in excess of what the scientists said was sustainable. The […]