Most European anglers won’t be familiar with this fish, known in the USA as the ‘white bass’. And this fish from Devil’s Lake in North Dakota USA, while not massive for bass in general, is a beauty. In fact at 18.5 inches long, with a 16-inch girth, and weighing in at 4.32lb, it’s being submitted […]
Nick Dulleck is claiming an IGFA all tackle record spotted bass (Micropterus punctulatus) with this beauty from New Bullard’s Bar Reservoir in California, USA. The fat bass, which took a jig, weighed in a 11lb 4oz, well over the existing all tackle record of 10lb 6oz.
The Angling Trust has welcomed the successful procession of a new byelaw effectively banning netting in Cornwall’s rivers and estuaries proposed by the Cornwall Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (CIFCA). The River and Estuarine Fishing Nets byelaw 2017 was agreed by the CIFCA committee on 16th September 2016 and subsequently went out to statutory consultation. […]
Politicians from right across the political divide, including former Fisheries Ministers Richard Benyon (Con) and Ben Bradshaw (Lab), have thrown their weight behind the campaign for a complete ban on bass netting. Across Northern Europe, sea bass stocks are in deep trouble because of commercial overfishing and the repeated failure of politicians and fishery managers […]
Every good fisherman knows that having the best walleye lures with you on your fishing trip can make all the difference in the world. Lures are designed to replicate the look and movement of the prey that large fish prey on, but it pays to know which ones are going to make the easiest for […]
For years, the EU and Fisheries Ministers have succumbed to pressure from commercial fishing lobbyists and set catch limits far in excess of what the scientists said was sustainable. The new Common Fisheries Policy (“CFP”) requires the EU to fish sustainably from 2015, by following the scientific advice about how much fish can be caught. […]
The Southern Inshore Fishery and Conservation Authority’s Technical and Advisory committee (TAC) will be discussing the benefits to the region of increasing the minimum landing size for bass in the region which covers Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The Bass Anglers’ Sportfishing Society, with support from the Angling Trust, will be leading the […]