Top tips for autumn bass fishing

27 Sep

BASS can offer some terrific sport in autumn. Here Angler’s Mail assistant editor / production Richard Holroyd, who loves his bass fishing, offers his top tips to help you catch some stunning bars of silver…

Many anglers target bass throughout July and August but come September and October the number of bass anglers dwindle. I …Continue reading »

Bass – and how to catch them on coarse fishing tackle!

25 Jul

BASS are highly prized for their fighting prowess and superior taste, and are found right around the British Isles.

8. Legal limits are sensibly enforced, to help conserve our fragile bass stocks, as commercial fishing has hammered European bass numbers.
The current limit stands at 16 in. (41 cm) measured from the tip of the snout to the end of the tail fin, with any fish under that length being released immediately. The current UK shore-caught bass record stands at a mighty 19 lb, but many considerate bass anglers release very big specimens, as these bigger fish are of crucial breeding age.
Bass are slow-growing and long-lived fish (a 10 lb specimen could be 20 or even 30 years old).
They take six or seven years to reach sexual maturity, and are generally in excess of 40 cm long at that stage.

In the warmer months  bristling predatory bass can be found in all manner of coastal locations, from surfy beaches through …Continue reading »

Great white shark metres off English coast!

17 Jul

TWO highly experienced and well-respected shark anglers are convinced the first authenticated great white shark in British waters could be caught this summer.

Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias)
Guadalupe Island, Mexico (North Pacific)
Threatened species (vulnerable)

Graeme Pullen and Wayne Comben are both convinced a great white of at least 12 ft has visited Langstone Harbour …Continue reading »