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Bass Battles

Things are certainly hotting up in the battle to protect declining bass populations from continued exploitation by the netsmen. With scientists at the widely respected International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) warning that bass stocks in northern Europe are now in deep trouble because of commercial overfishing the EU Commission have for once listened to anglers and conservationists and proposed that in 2017 there should be a complete ban on netting for bass. ... Full story

Fighting for Fishing: It's All Been Rather Good!

I had a feeling that 2015 was going to be a good year. With fishing trips lined up to the stunning landscapes of the Himalayas for golden mahseer, to the beautiful west coast of Ireland for bass and pollack and later in the year to the Scilly Islands for some big, brightly coloured wrasse it wasn’t hard to see the basis for my optimism! However, the fishing has been pretty good back on the home patch and I can’t really complain about my season so far with two personal bests in the bag and some nice hauls of other favourite species. ... Full story

‘Catch a Crucian Weekend’ announced at Marsh Farm

The campaign to promote the future of Crucian fisheries in the UK received another boost this week with the announcement of plans in 2016 for a 'Catch a Crucian Weekend' by the Association of Crucian Anglers (ACA) and the National Crucian Conservation Project (NCCP). ... Full story

Tench – My ‘Doctor Fish’

Martin Salter is back taking a look at 'a little bit of politics' but, after the General Election result, it's a painful process and one which only a 'doctor' can heal ... Full story

A New Face for Fishing Britain

Martin Salter is the new face of ‘Fishing Britain’ and here you can check out the very latest episode! ... Full story

Making it Better

In his latest blog Martin Salter argues that it’s all about the habitat… ... Full story

Bass-Supporting MPs are Acknowledged

On the eve of the General Election the Angling Trust has acknowledged the 'sterling work' of seven MPs in pressing for measures to save threatened bass stocks. ... Full story

A Giant Thames Chub

Following on from his recent blog Martin Salter reports back on the capture of a HUGE Thames Chevin… ... Full story

It’s Good to be Back

As much as he loves his foreign fishing adventures, Martin Salter is pleased to be back on his own rivers. ... Full story

Catching those Dream Fish

Martin Salter is off to the Himalayas in search of golden and chocolate mahseer and is thinking ‘preparation, preparation, preparation…’ ... Full story

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