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

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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

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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

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A few weeks on the coast

Yes Ive been caught in that trance of chasing silver yet again,early mornings late nights, wearing cold wet waders from the night before but I’ve also had the pleasure of wandering around in flip flops with these very pleasant recent temperatures. Bass have been present at most

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Watching our neighbours

For UK Bass anglers, it’s not always been easy to have visibility on the quality of fishing, or the angling activities of our neighbours around Europe. There’s been an increasing awareness of the Irish scene over recent years due to the good work done by the Irish

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