Protecting the Dutch Bass?
The Dutch angling organization (Sportvisserij Nederland) is developing a vision to protect the Dutch bass by law. For the future this could mean that there is no room anymore for large-scale commercial fishing and possibly a baglimit for the angler. For inspiration they’re looking carefully at other similar (and successful) initiatives like, for example, Ireland. Nowadays it is no secret that...
2012, a year of new challenges
Now a new year has begun and the bass season 2011 is really over, we can start dreaming about the 2012 season. What will it bring us? We’ve already booked various (inter-)national bass related trips and we undoubtedly will add a few more as the season is progressing. Trips are not only about new fishing grounds but they are also about meeting like-minds. Meeting new people is always leading...
Wolfbarsch by Robert Staigis
‘Wolfsbarsch’ (Bass) is the title of a new German book about bass fishing, written by bass fishing specialist Robert Staigis (the man behind the German website Wolfbarsch.com). All his expierences - shore, boat and kayak fishing - are now published in a 208 page, and pretty good looking (hardcover) book. We’ve heard they are talking about a Dutch and English version…
The Jumprize Rowdy 130F
While surfing the internet we ran into a new japanese masterpiece - the Rowdy 130F by Jumprize. This lure was developed by Yuki Inoue, world record holder blackfin seabass and bass fishing expert. At first sight, the lure its finishing looks great and with its 60-130cm range it could become a nice addition to the widely respected Megabass Zonk 120. We will definately try to get our hands on...
'Gear of the Year 2011' by Henry Gilbey
As 2011 is coming to an end, different reviews and lure lists starting to appear on the internet. One of the best we’ve seen, and almost says it all, is the one Henry Gilbey wrote. Take a look at his view on 2011 here (part 1) and here (part 2).
Bass Fishing the Dutch 'Las Vegas'
2011 was my first year exploring the bass fishing opportunities in the Europoort region (Rotterdam harbour), one of the worlds largest industrial ports. A truly bizar world and a very different setting we’re are used to as bass fishermen. The world’s largest ships literally glide in front of you 24 hours a day. If you are, just like I was, a complete stranger to these surroundings please...
The Ima (Salt) Skimmer
For me, there has been no topwater lure as successful as the Ima (Salt) Skimmer has been these last two seasons. With its 14 gram and 110 mm it has a modest appearance, but as you know appearances are deceiving. Because of its extremely slim shape and effective positioned weights it casts fantastic. Furthermore, the Ima Skimmer is a versatile topwater lure. You can fast retrieve the...
Salon Européen des Pêches en Mer 2012
27 till January 29 it will happen again. The eleventh edition of the Salon Européen des Pêches Mer takes place in Nantes (FR). Many interesting gear, lures, boats and many more will again be shown to the public. Perhaps one of the most specific and interesting expositions for the professional bass fisherman we know. We will definately jump on the international train and have a look! See you...
Ultimate Fishing releases their 2012 catalogue
Beware downloading - The filesize is over 170 MB(!).
[VIDEO] Sky Sports goes bass fishing
Check out [this video] where Sky Sports goes bass fishing with Austen Goldsmith.
The 2011 lure list (via Pecheaubar.com)
The Amazing DUO TideMinnow 75s
It is small but please do not under estimate. Because of the ‘power-weight system’ it throws like a rocket. The mini lure comes with a jaw-dropping action. A perfect lure for the early season. You can jerk, twitch, fast retrieve, the lure does it all. And besides all that it handles the strong current perfectly. Amazing to see what kind of species we already caught on this lure....
This is why we love the French. Visiting the beautiful Ile de Re this summer, we came across this roadsign.