Catch Fish with
For anyone unfamiliar with the site always check the FRESHWATER, SALTWATER and TACK-TICS pages. The Saltwater page now extends back as a record of over several years of (mostly) sea fishing and may be a useful guide as to when to fish. The Freshwater stuff is also up to date now. I keep adding to both. These pages are effectively my diary and the latest will usually be about fishing in the previous day or two. As you see I also add the odd piece from my friends and correspondents if I've not been doing much. The Tactics pages which are chiefly 'how I do it' plus a bit of science are also updated regularly and (I think) worth a read (the earlier ones are mostly tackle and 'how to do it' stuff).
02 April 2008
BASS - the Society.
Annual General Meeting - the very words strike terror into the heart of most anglers. Time that could have been spent fishing has to be devoted to listening to a seemingly interminable round of balance sheets, secretary's reports, chairman's platitudes - and worst of all - the squirming, whingeing attempts of the membership to avoid being elected to even the most menial and undemanding position on the committee.
However, there is another side to such events and they can in fact be a very pleasant and rewarding experience. Last Saturday I gave a little slide show to the AGM of the
At the AGM there is a well-stocked, tackle stall with all the best bits of bassing kit plus many of the latest 'must have' gizmos. For the readers among us, there is generally a bookstall carrying a range of the most readable and informative old and new books on sea angling. The raffle prizes usually include one or two items that anyone would give their back teeth to own (I never win anything myself - must be a curse!). Nevertheless the best thing is the amount that you can learn from other BASS members. There is little of the secrecy and bad feeling that sometimes afflicts other fishing clubs and everyone applauds just as wholeheartedly when the award is made for the best fish taken by a junior or novice as for the biggest fish of the year. It's fantastic.
If you have any comments or questions about fish, methods, tactics or 'what have you!' get in touch with me by sending an E-MAIL to - firstname.lastname@example.org
The meeting place.
Look at those bass!
Chris Yates selects a bass lure.