Bass Anglers’ Sportfishing Society

Fighting for Bass and Bass Anglers’ since 1973

Anglers, here is where your taxes go . . . .

I wonder how many RSA (Recreational Sea Anglers) are aware that across Europe, the fisheries sector systematically milks EU tax payers to the tune of an astonishing 1 + billion euros annually. Those of us who live close to commercial fishing ports have witnessed a constant stream of grants paid for new quay facilities, improvements […]

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 STECF meeting . . . BASS comment!

STECF stands for: Scientific, Technical and ECONOMIC Committee for Fisheries. We find it both inexplicable, yet so predictable, that the Terms of Reference for the Plenary, avoids looking at the economics of the various sea bass fisheries. One can’t help but ponder whether the apparent exclusion of ECONOMICS, is quite simply, a fear that their findings (if Economics […]

The Bargip Project

The European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) is today one of the most significant species in economic terms for the French fishing industry (5000 tons for a total annual sale of 45-50 million euros) and the first target species for recreational fishermen (around 3000 tons per year). The above, and following text, is taken from the […]