News is that the Cornish Federation of Sea Anglers have quietly increased their minimum qualifying weight for bass in shore or boat competitions to 3 pounds – for those who prefer to measure their bass in length, this equates to about 51cm (BASS Tape Measure). Standalone changes like this may seem insignificant, yet a growing number of small changes like this both set an example and indicate that attitudes toward bass conservation ARE shifting


Below is the 5th video from the presentation given by the White Brothers at the last BASS AGM. In it Kevin and Keith discuss the importance of lure profile and presentation.

Interesting sound bites include:
• Why is it that you can catch the smallest of bass on the biggest of lures?
• What side of the lure do we show the bass?
• What you actually show a fish depends on its perception
• We try to maximise the time a lure is falling
• It’s during this falling that pollack and big bass will suck the lure towards him – all you’ll feel is a tap
• All your on the drop time needs to be spent in the band of water where the fish are
• If we can’t find current – we’ll move
• We like to do as little work as possible
• Control the fall – are you getting your lure falling in a natural way, under control?
• Bass are curious and they want to see what has just happened in their environment

  1. Thanks for getting the video’s up so quickly – much appreciated.
    CFSA – A small step forward but surely, if conservation is the aim, then we photograph with a measure.

  2. Interesting but not always the case i only use redgill lures because they work for me now i use 115mm lures 7grm i fish from the shore with small lures i land in between 3/6ib in weight if i use the 178mm 17 grm i tend to catch larger bass my pb is 9.6lb unless its schoolie season my catches are good on a large lure but i understand that every area fishes different but i do not agree with the comment that you always seem to catch small bass on large lures totally the opposite

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