Bass Anglers’ Sportfishing Society

Fighting for Bass and Bass Anglers’ since 1973

The White Stuff – Part 5

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