Bass Anglers’ Sportfishing Society

Fighting for Bass and Bass Anglers’ since 1973

Solent Bass Surveys . . .

Cefas commented: The updated Solent bass series is attached. The 2011 survey takes the year class index only as far as 2009 as the youngest age class we use is 2-year-olds. As there was no survey in 2010, the indices for the 2008 and 2009 year classes are based on only one annual survey and only one age class […]

BASS meets Defra

Following a meeting between BASS and Defra in June 2011 information provided during and after that meeting by Defra/Cefas, including BASS’s response, is now available. Read the full post in our Conservation section

BASS response to Cefas data

BASS met with Defra in June 2011. Data produced by Cefas on bass catches/landings in England and Wales and provided by Defra during and after that meeting is now available. Download the original document: Cefas bass discards data v2 (Age compositions and discarding of bass in the uk commercial fisheries) Download the BASS response: BASS response to […]

BASS Challenges Minister’s Smokescreen

Minister’s Parliamentary answers duck the issue. BASS, the Bass Anglers Sportfishing Society, has rounded upon the answers given in Parliament by the Fisheries Minister, Jonathan Shaw, to Bill Wiggins the Conservative Shadow Fisheries Minister, seeking information about recent scientific evidence pointing to a recruitment failure in the UK bass stock. In a statement issued in […]

Bass stocks are collapsing

Recent scientific evidence shows that UK bass stocks are collapsing. BASS demands urgent government action John Leballeur, Chairman of the BASS Restoration Project team has stated that in over 20 years of bass sampling, he has never seen a period when the numbers of young bass have been so low, for so long. Shocked by […]