Anglers Meet MPs to Discuss Bass Conservation

The Bass Anglers Sportfishing Society will soon be meeting with MPs from each political party to discuss how the UK's recreational bass fisheries can be developed.

The angling group has been on the attack ever since fisheries Minister Jonathan Shaw decided to abandon the proposed Minimum Landing Size for the species.

BASS is fighting hard for better conservation measures for the species.

There are still plenty of policies and measures listed in the organisation's Bass Management Plans that would help to protect the species, including inshore netting restrictions, protection for spawning fish, and a a review of nursery area regulation.

"This meeting provides an opportunity for us to present our arguments for the development of the whole recreational bass fishery. And what it needs more than anything is more bigger fish of the size most prized by anglers," explained BASS restoration project chairman John Leballeur.

John thanked Martin Salter for his continued support and for providing the opportunity to present BASS's proposals to an audience of politicians.