Bass Anglers’ Sportfishing Society

Fighting for Bass and Bass Anglers’ since 1973

Campaign Progress Report: BASS meetings with DEFRA and the EU

Meetings and discussions both at an EU and UK level continue to take place to agree better ways to protect our bass. Yesterday at a meeting in Brussels with DG Mare (the Commission department responsible for the implementation of the Common Fisheries policy) BASS were represented by David Curtis and Malcolm Gilbert. The early feedback […]

Together we did it!

  BASS was founded in 1973 in response to concerns about stocks to campaign for our bass. Over the years a relatively small number of driven individuals have made huge personal efforts to try and achieve better protection for these fish while the rest of us have backed them up by many means including through […]

A Great Day For Our Bass!

  You may well have already heard the fantastic news about the implementation of Emergency measures banning midwater trawling for spawning aggregation of bass in the areas they shoal up in prior to breeding (see here: ) This is the response of Nigel Horsman, the man who has led the the BASS campaign: “This is […]

And the winner is…?

  Following the inability to reach agreement on emergency measures to reduce bass landings in December, the UK is trying to get temporary emergency measures at a European Union level. A ban on mid water (“pair trawling”) has been proposed for areas where pre-spawning bass aggregations accumulate at this time of year as they migrate […]

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. […]