Bass Anglers’ Sportfishing Society

Fighting for Bass and Bass Anglers’ since 1973

Economic Power of Recreational Angling

from Florida Sportsman Editor • May 17, 2013 Think recreational anglers aren’t an economic force? Think again. A report released this month by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) makes a powerful case that from an economic perspective that recreational fishing is just as important as commercial fishing despite a much lower overall impact on the resource. According […]

Angling Trade Association pledges to support campaign

At the recent ATA AGM, Nigel Horsman of BASS made a heart felt plea to members of the trade involved with sea angling to support the BASS/AT campaign to raise the minimum landing size of bass to protect the species from over exploitation. At the meeting, Board Members and other attendees agreed to support the […]

£14 net profit for every £1 invested in fisheries

£14 net profit for every £1 invested in fisheries 14 September 2012 New research finds that restoring EU fish stocks offers huge economic gains. Research published today by the New Economics Foundation (nef) finds that restoring European fish stocks could generate huge returns on investment. Key Findings:  Most overfished stocks could be fully restored within five […]

What’s your Angling worth . . . ?

BASS is recommending that all Sea Anglers fill in the survey below. The only way to ensure that the full value of Recreational Sea Angling is demonstrated is by as many RSA’s as possible providing the information on their spending. Those who analyse the data will have to recognise that RSA has a substantial financial […]