Bass: The Story So Far

Bass

Weather wise it has been a truly awful summer so far, on my home patch in North Wales. Both April and June proved to be the wettest on record, and July has not started too well either. We have had major flooding pretty much everywhere and acidic floodwater has been the main problem with the […]

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Walk and Stalk Bass Fishing

Plugging for bass

This year is going to see a massive number of new recruits to the plugging for bass army. These anglers are hungry for information, but inevitably two questions will dominate. “What tackle should I be using?” and “What lures are best?” Starting with rods, then the blank action is crucial. The rods need a tip […]

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2012 – Year Of The Record Breaking Bass?

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Ignoring the brief cold snap we endured in early February which will have no real effect, the winter here in the UK has been especially mild. Possibly the mildest for 30-years. Looking at the sea temperatures currently the English Channel reads about 8C off Kent, 9C off Hampshire and an almost tropical 10C off the […]

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All About Bass

I’ve decided to do a lot more lure fishing for bass this year. This will mostly be here in Wales on my local patch, but I’m also looking forward to a fishing exchange with Sylvain Legendre, a French lure specialist working for Pure Fishing, and comparing “bass on lure” techniques both in France and the […]

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Bass and Bream in Eastbourne

Here at Pure Fishing we’ve just started our autumn Trade Show programme where we demonstrate all the new tackle to the UK retailers. Those of you that read the sea angling magazines and read the more popular sea angling forum boards will be aware that this year there are new type Penn 515 and 525 […]

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Battling Bass

I’m not long back from a terrific trip to Cobh, Co Cork in Ireland.The trip gave me some incredible general fishing, but what really stood out werethe amazing numbers of bass inside Cork Harbour and all alongthis southern Irish coast. I’d teamed up with Mike Hennessey, Angling InformationManager with the Southwest Regional Fisheries Board and […]

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Mike using an Abu Revo

I’m constantly looking to reduce the weight and improve the balance of the rod and reel combinations I use. Since last autumn I’ve been fishing almost constantly with the ABU Revo Toro 60HS multiplier reel. I’ve been using it with 20lb Berkley braid and a 6/12lb class rod for light line fishing off the boat […]

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