At first blush, a sport that measures success by ripping a creature from its environment, putting it in fear for its life, and sometimes taking that life would seem to have more to do with survival of the fittest than more soulful notions such as ethics and principles. But there is a lot of right and wrong in fly fishing, and the right carries over into much else that humans have the… Read More

The European sea bass as we know is particularly vulnerable to overfishing and local population depletion due to various aspects of its biology: They are slow growing and do not mature until they are approximately 31-35 cm in length for males and 40-45 cm for females. It can take from 4 to 7 years to reach this size (they have been recorded up to 28 years of age). Such slow maturing species… Read More

As passionate bass fishermen, we should be equally as passionate about conserving and protecting the fisheries where we catch and experience the fishing. This may require a different thought process in relation to method time and even place. The video above demonstrates one mans passion to protect and conserve with the ability to adapt in a changing angling environment. Now let me ask you a question – can you apply similar thinking… Read More

One of the big challenges is to get people to see the difference between the abstract goal of sustainability and taking responsibility for specific issues in specific places. Prof Harold Goodwin ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Denmark recently changed its rather strict regulation of coastal areas to facilitate development of “sustainable” tourism facilities. In your view, does the new regulation do justice to the holistic understanding of “sustainable tourism” as used in academia? Denmark’s coastlines have… Read More

Any normal day of fishing for either species requires a mental toughness, to not only get through the down time, but stay focused, alert and always ready for when the fish eats (steelhead) or presents itself (permit). Any angler who has regularly pursued either fish has their own technique or methodology for working through this mental challenge. And let’s be clear, it is a tremendous challenge. Tucker Ladd Gink & Gasoline Chasing Irish bass… Read More

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