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putting it all together

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Bob Alexander, gone fishing...

19.09.42 - 18.05.18

Because lure fishing and and Spinning for Sea Bass seems to be regarded as some kind of exclusive club, this "Essential guide" throws light on the confusing variety of spinning rods, reels, lines and lures, so they can be knowingly matched together for maximum performance and satisfaction.

To compliment the tackle guide, check out the tide tables and effect of tides and fishing law and marine nature pages, which cover the most important aspects of the inshore marine environment.

2018 European Sea bass conservation measures for recreational anglers.


From the 1 February 2018, all bass landed by recreational anglers, in UK waters must be returned to the sea alive regardless of size.

posted January 2014. last updated April 2018

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