Bass Anglers’ Sportfishing Society

Fighting for Bass and Bass Anglers’ since 1973

Commercial Fishermen seek Government Handouts . . .

For those who haven’t heard, commercial fisheries leaders are copying the farmers and seeking Government handouts for storm damage and loss of earnings. See links below for details. Are they really, genuinely, after more tax payer’s money? Certainly, but the real purpose is to take advantage (as they always do) of the opportunity provided by […]

Sea Angling 2012 – Final Report

Sea Angling 2012 was established to find out how many people go sea angling in England, how much they catch, how much is released, and the economic and social value of sea angling. This was to help local and national policy makers make balanced, well-informed decisions on sustainable development of all forms of sea fishing, […]

Florida’s Fishing Tourism Nets $5 Billion . . .

Florida’s fishing industry is one of the largest in the country and that includes fishing tourism. A new study shows the tourism has an almost 5-billion dollar economic impact in the state . . . This didn’t “just happen’ organically.  Anglers stood up and stood tall to be counted. They campaigned, they lobbied, they coughed […]

Recreational angling sector generates €500m annually

THE recreational angling sector is generating direct revenues in excess of €500m a year. Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Pat Rabbitte revealed the figure in a written reply to a Dáil question. He said the vast majority of the revenue is retained in the localised communities where the angling activity occurs. “The economic importance […]