WANTED: BASS SCALES & LENGTHS SIZES

The Bass Angler’s Sportfishing Society wants your support
to obtain scientific evidence on the growth rates of bass from around
the UK.

In order to
present a fuller picture of the state of the bass stock populations
from an angler’s catch point of view, this is what is requested.

Each time you go fishing and catch a bass, please
measure and record the total length of each fish, even if they are
small, recording the date, general location i.e South Devon and
estimated weight. Additional information, fishing method use, boat or
shore would be most welcomed.

 If you
can obtain scale evidence on every other trip that’s fine. How do I
obtain these scales you might ask. Take between 4-6 scales from the red
spot area and place in an envelope together with the above
information.

 

[photo – the red spot marks the scale removal area –
please refer to original notice for full details – http://ukbass.com/2005/10/bass-scale-samples-required.html.

Please send your catch reports and scales to :-

John Morgan
at 30 Thomas Street, Port Talbot, West Glam, SA12
6LT

I thank you for your
co-operation that will help the Society in its dialogue with the
Government to improve the Recreational Sea Angler’s lot.

John
Leballeur

Chairman of the Bass Restoration
Team

www.ukbass.com