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A new  horizon for bass ?

A new horizon for bass ?


Posted By on Mar 1, 2017

I confess that I wrote this blog on December 16 th . So I am rather late publishing but it still seems relevant or perhaps more so ?   Today Im just back from the Cornwall IFCA meeting and I have a big grin on my face , at last after God knows how many years of campaigning I was there to witness the show of hands from committee members supporting the netting ban inside our estuaries. This is just one more huge stepping stone on...

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A call to ” Arms ” !!

A call to ” Arms ” !!


Posted By on Sep 30, 2016

The day started so well on the 30 th july , a dawn patrol out of mylor and plenty of good quality bass landed on surface lures, big bass hitting a Patchinko has to be regarded as the ultimate start to a day  . Later in the day I had my traditional bass Fishermans afternoon kip and decided to go to the skatepark for a session in the bowl , at 7 pm I pushed it too hard , the back wheels skidded out and I slammed side on into the face of...

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EXTINCTION

EXTINCTION


Posted By on Feb 16, 2016

I don’t bother with the local rags but when I saw the wealthy fisherman /  businessman Chris Bean looking glum faced on the front cover of last weeks West Briton I just had to grab a copy and find out what the article tiled”  EXTINCTION ” was all about . It was a classic example of the rhetoric that has gotten Bass stocks into the state they are now. Hook and line guys take a fraction of the numbers that the inshore...

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Nightmare or Dream come true?

Nightmare or Dream come true?


Posted By on Dec 14, 2015

Zen2 is a great example of a low impact high yield fishing business but a ban on catch and release Bass fishing until July may destroy it ? These are exciting and worrying times in the history of European Bass , stocks are low , something is finally being done to address this problem . I think we are all aware by now that finally after decades of neglect and spineless management policies throughout Europe our beloved Bass are now at...

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Treble hooks suck !

Treble hooks suck !


Posted By on Jul 26, 2015

Im not too sure how long it is now since I made the decision to switch to single hooks on my hard lures ? I guess it has to be a couple of years now . I do still have a few lures in the box with treble hooks but as they corrode they always get replaced with single hooks . Heres the reasons why and my  findings and feelings on the subject Fish care  If you fish with treble hooks its only a matter of time until you will experience fish...

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C-Bass Project on Zen2

C-Bass Project on Zen2


Posted By on Feb 24, 2015

Im not used to so many positive things happening around Bass and today was hopefully another good day for the future of the species .  This afternoon I attended a meeting deep in the heart of the commercial fishing world, the Sea fish training room at Newlyn. I was absolutely amazed to find the room full of people from both recreational and commercial fishing , it was the number of commercial fishermen in attendance that really...

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First Decade

First Decade


Posted By on Feb 18, 2015

It has only this week suddenly dawned on me that I have managed to pull this off for 10 years ! I have just had a quick scroll back through some images from various chapters within the last decade , some of which seem like 20 years ago. I guess that means I have been keeping busy . Ten years ago I launched uksaltwaterflies.com from the spare bedroom at our old house overlooking Porthleven harbour . I had run out of options in Cornwall...

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A forgotten fish

A forgotten fish


Posted By on Dec 18, 2014

I have just been flicking through some photos from this year and  I found this one . Its a fish I had completely forgotten about in the blur of days at sea chasing Bass in Devon and Cornwall . The first thing I notice  I look so bloody happy  !  These fish just excite us so much . The second and more significant thing was a friend in the background. He’s a rod and line , lure fishing commercial bass fisherman , the passion and...

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The Division Bell is Ringing

The Division Bell is Ringing


Posted By on Nov 12, 2014

Do you know what the division Bell is  ?   It just seems to me that a Bell is tolling right now . I have backed off from political blogs these days . I live in a small corner of the UK ,surrounded by commercial fishermen , many of whom share the same reefs , slipways, pubs or car parks as I do . I have said a couple of things I regret but I stand true to a great deal of what I thought and said about the harvesting of Bass before....

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Stargazy Squid

Stargazy Squid


Posted By on Oct 16, 2014

If ever I come home full of excitement and try to capture the feeling while its there for my blog , it will normally be some report of a big Bass , perhaps hectic sport or maybe just a great day with great company on Zen2 . Well today I did come home with a spring in my step and the feeling that perhaps everything is falling into place.  I have put aside every spare penny this year following my decision to take up commercial fishing...

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