Bass Anglers’ Sportfishing Society

Fighting for Bass and Bass Anglers’ since 1973

Bass – Handle With Care

Bass – Handle With Care by Jamie Strike B.A.S.S. fully supports both catching for the table and catch and release sea angling. But in all cases, members are asked to treat fish with respect. Current bass fishing regulations include months that are “no-take” for sea anglers. So, this article deals primarily with caring for bass […]

Response to EU Commission Sea Bass Proposals

EU Commission Sea Bass Proposals and B.A.S.S. response Summary We are campaigning for a range of measures to save the sea bass, which include: Cutting 2016 landings to 541 tonnes, as recommended by the scientists. Allocating fishing opportunities based on environmental and socio-economic criteria, as required by Article 17, Common Fisheries Policy. Commercial and […]

Spring is in the air !

I woke before my alarm sounded this morning. Primarily that was due to my 2 year old daughter being ready to get up, which pretty much means that the rest of the house is obliged to do likewise ! I took my iPhone from it’s charging station next to the bed, and immediately checked the […]

Winter preparations

For most, the bass season is well and truly over, and we’re in the midst of the long painful wait for the new season to begin. Water temperatures will be around their lowest point now, and the good news is that the evenings are drawing out, and it’ll only start to get better. For some, […]

EU failure to act to protect our bass – a personal view from Nigel Horsman

In case you haven’t yet heard, the European Fisheries Council failed to agree any restrictions to protect our bass stock at this weeks meeting. When I read of this yesterday I felt a various powerful emotions – the strongest of which was undoubtedly anger! I imagine many of you reading this feel the same way. […]