Bass Anglers’ Sportfishing Society

Fighting for Bass and Bass Anglers’ since 1973

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. […]

Mike Heylin interview

  The recent BASS AGM proved to be as enjoyable as ever.  Members new and old met, exchanged tales of seasons gone by and honed plans for the year ahead. Gear was bought and new friendships formed. During the more formal parts of the day, excellent presentations on both techniques and the sorry state of […]

When it comes to Bass Fishing, Class Matters

I am not sure exactly which year class Malcolm Gilbert came from, but he has been fighting the corner for our bass for many years. Here he indicates how the structure of our bass populations are overrepresented by occasional years where successful spawning is followed by high rates of fry survival. Given the failure to […]

How hard can it be.

2013 has been a tough year (so far) for a lot of bass catchers. One could probably speculate a long time as to the reasons for this – from the cold winter, the late spring, right through to the commercial pressure finally taking its toll. Sure the scientists have eventually caught up with the rest […]