Bass Anglers’ Sportfishing Society

Fighting for Bass and Bass Anglers’ since 1973

Government – Failure to Take Action On Bass Stocks

The Angling Trust has written to UK Fisheries Minister George Eustice calling on him to introduce a series of conservation measures to protect UK bass stocks in the face of the latest scientific advice from the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES), which has recommended a staggering 80 per cent cut in […]

STECF Summer Plenary – Bass

The output from the STECF (Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries) Summer Plenary, which (amongst other issues) were asked to consider possible measures for bass are now available at: The Final Report comments upon a range of measures, including bag limits, and catch and release for recreational fishermen.  (search on ‘bass’) More information about the […]

EU Sea Bass Management Plan – EAA Position Paper

A sea bass management plan is under preparation by EU Member States. The plan concerns only some of the northern Atlantic EU waters (Irish Sea, Celtic Sea, English Channel, and southern North Sea). European sea bass is one of the most important and valuable species to recreational angling and its dependant businesses. Sea bass were […]

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 […]

EAA – Conservation of sea-bass – debate in European Parliament

Only three MEPs contributed to the bass debate, on the 13th March, two French MEPs and one from the Netherlands. (Other MEPs at this session only took part in the mackerel debate). Read more here: Debate in the European Parliament Quotes: It is French Government and commercial fishers position that a bass TAC (Total Allowable […]