yeh mate thats the blokes... its been cancelled though due to it blowing up a bit... hopefully gonna be going beginning of next week. tides are still looking good then so fingers crossed.I think they had a feature in TSF almost a couple of years ago???
Specializing in live eel bassing in estuary. Good article if the same guys.
Have a good un mate and let us know how you get on??
apparently they have a few tanks (so as to reduce the risk of contamination, disease etc) dotted around the south hams.The Sandeel
With natural sand eels disappearing at the end of September, Bass fishing with this principal bait normally has to stop.
But now after many years of patient development, a sand eel farm enables us to fish on with live eels throughout the autumn and winter months.
Any ideas where that is??
Cant be a "farm" in the true sence of the word??
yeh i found em thanks to some peeps on here.. and it is the erme where their boat is moored. but i agree they are very similar looking.should be a cracking day out..
is it the erme, as you thought, or the avon? I'm trying to work it out from the photos, llooks more like avon i tink...
Be really interesting to hear how you got on, and share some tips with us too...
as i said, the boats moored in the Erme but i think it's illegal to fish from a "powered" boat in the river Erme.I might start traveling further up the estuary a bit then....I fish down at Wonwell beach at the mouth of the erme..and i normally use live wrigglers too...bit slow this year, only small schoolies in the past...seee a lot of mullet about....
Hope you spill the beans on your return, or they get you to sign confidentiality agrrements..lol...
hi guys it"s illegal to fish for bass in any river from a boat they are all bass nurserys areas if you do catch a bass you"ve got to put it back but you are ok to catch them in the mouth of the rivers and it"s also illegal to fish using live sandeel in bass nurserysas i said, the boats moored in the Erme but i think it's illegal to fish from a "powered" boat in the river Erme.
not to say you can't fish from the shore though!!
donno how it would fish up stream but theres only one way to find out mate.
and i aint signing nowt... i'll be singing like a canary when i get back (hopefully)
thats what i thought... but is it illegal to use live sandies from the shore, or just from a boat??hi guys it"s illegal to fish for bass in any river from a boat they are all bass nurserys areas if you do catch a bass you"ve got to put it back but you are ok to catch them in the mouth of the rivers and it"s also illegal to fish using live sandeel in bass nurserys
as far as i know its just from boats where you can't use sandeel, live or frozen, if it falls within a nursery area.thats what i thought... but is it illegal to use live sandies from the shore, or just from a boat??
ps all systems are go for high tide early on monday morning.. i'll report back asap
However, B.A.S.S also recommend that shore anglers also adopt this policy:B.A.S.S said:Fishing for bass from any vessel, as well as, fishing for any species of sea-fish using sand-eels (ammodytidae) as bait, is prohibited in 37 separate areas for all or part of the year. These areas, their extent and the seasonal duration of the prohibition are set out below. The legislation is Statutory Instrument 1999 No 75 The Bass (Specified Areas) (Prohibition of Fishing) (Variation) Order 1999).
I would assume that the company in question are more than aware of this!B.A.S.S said:The prohibition on bass fishing in nursery areas does not apply to fishing from the shore. However it is expected that shore anglers and their associations will respect the need for this prohibition and return to the sea any bass caught within nursery areas.
youv'e got it dead right mart,on the fowey you can use live/dead s/eel from the shore for bass and keep them but the e/a would like you to return them.Aj.:thumbs:as far as i know its just from boats where you can't use sandeel, live or frozen, if it falls within a nursery area.