Bass Anglers’ Sportfishing Society

Fighting for Bass and Bass Anglers’ since 1973

NEWSFLASH: Better Protection of EU Bass Stocks Might Just be Imminent.

After years of decline in our breeding bass populations, it finally seems the message we have been taking to those that determine fisheries policy might at last be getting through and emergency measures to limit bass landings might be imposed. In fact the momentum is strong enough throughout Europe that the efforts of the Angling […]

Bass Slaughter

We are losing our bass stocks A combination of unfolding circumstances is leading to the rapid destruction of the country’s inshore bass stocks and a loss of the valuable Recreational Sea Fishery, along with thousands of jobs in the Recreational Sea Fishing sector. Already under great pressure, and with a legal minimum landing size set […]

BASS Challenges Minister’s Smokescreen

Minister’s Parliamentary answers duck the issue. BASS, the Bass Anglers Sportfishing Society, has rounded upon the answers given in Parliament by the Fisheries Minister, Jonathan Shaw, to Bill Wiggins the Conservative Shadow Fisheries Minister, seeking information about recent scientific evidence pointing to a recruitment failure in the UK bass stock. In a statement issued in […]

No licence

BASS welcomes ‘no licence’ decision Commenting upon yesterday’s statement by Jonathan Shaw MP, the Fisheries Minister, that proposals to introduce a sea angling licence are to be dropped, BASS spokesman John Leballeur said “At last this administration is beginning to show some sense, when talking about recreational sea angling”. At the recent ‘Angling Summit’ held […]