Reflections on Nantes

The annual show at Nantes ‘Salon des Pêches en Mer Nantes‘ is billed as the biggest show in Europe. This year it felt a little different though. Instead of being spread across 3 large halls, it was all in one XXL hall, this somehow made it feel smaller, albeit the floor-space was 12,500m². The current […]

Salon European des Pêches en Mer.

So part of the BASS Blog team is in deepest darkest Nantes. It’s the Salon European des Pêches en Mer this weekend. It’s an annual event to showcase the latest tackle, boats, etc… This year there seem to be a few more kayaks, including some beauties from Hobie. There’s also about 4 stands dedicated to […]

Winter Bling

With storms battering the coast, floods wreaking havoc inland, & winds creating widespread damage, cabin-fever is setting in. This is the trough of the year for the bass angler. There are only so many lures in the collection which need new hooks & split-rings, there are only so many hours that can be spent trawling […]

So there we have it ….

Battered into submission ! With a seemingly endless queue of storms moving in from the Atlantic, it seems that for most areas in the UK the season is now probably over. It’s a shame, as for some areas, this can be a pinnacle of the season, but the conditions just aren’t allowing the opportunity for […]

French make it ‘Sexy’ . . . !

Malcolm Gilbert travelled to Nantes to meet with Jean Kiffer, President of the FNPPSF (Fédération Nationale des Pêcheurs Plaisanciers et Sportifs de France) and and Christian St James, who is responsible for environmental issues within the FNPPSF. He reported that both the meeting and the Nantes Show was a positive experience. Malcolm is currently drafting […]