The economic worth of English sea angling: compared to commercial fishing the difference is startling!
If someone asked you compare the value of sea angling with commercial fishing in England, which do you think is of greater financial worth? Given all you see in the media about the importance of commercial fishing and of threats to the industry, it’s logical to imagine that fish landings contribute significantly to the […]
2013 has been a tough year (so far) for a lot of bass catchers. One could probably speculate a long time as to the reasons for this – from the cold winter, the late spring, right through to the commercial pressure finally taking its toll. Sure the scientists have eventually caught up with the rest […]
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 […]
There was a different blog post lined up for today but given the reports coming in from the crusaders in the Cape we thought an update to the progress of the BASS members currently in USA was in order. John Morgan has been updating the visitors to The BASS Forum to give a flavour of what is […]
[Comment – We reproduce below, an article which appeared in the June 2008 issue of the angling trade magazine ‘Tackle & Guns’ (a David Hall Publication). The article covers the tackle industry’s only trade body, ‘The Angling Trades Association’, suggestions for the future of sea fishing in the UK, in connection with the Government’s proposal […]