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Hi guys, had a session last night with my dad, bro and mum came too last night and it was a great session. For a full report including a 9.5lb huss check out the blog
http://www.westwalesfishing.blogspot.com/

Any ways the bass i caught, like a num nuts i didnt weigh on my scales that i know are pretty accurate, but on someone elses scales that was fishing too, i didnt know if his were accurate. They said 2.5lb By the time id realised this the guts of the fish were all out so pointless weighing him now.

I did measure it though to 22 inches, the length diagonally of my seat box and according to the b.a.s.s tape that Ticker (Dereck) has told me it should have weighed 4lb. Here are the pics anyway, what do you think?
 

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22" with a estimated girth of 9" from pic would be approximately 2.23lb.
Good knowledge :clap3: Thank you. Have you read the report on my site? Ive had a fiddle and added a bass gallery now so any pictures anyone has of bass caught in Pembrokeshire would be appreciated.

Its hard work running this site. Are you coming to my fishing meet on the 25th Ken?

Thanks

Luke
 

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Having seen the picture, I would agree that it doesnt look much like a 4 pounder, but on the information supplied, that is what the tape says.
Check my calculations i.e.

22 inches, nose to closed fork of tail, x 2.54 cms per inch= 55.88 cms.
reading off of the tape that equates to 4 lb.

According to the Tape, a Bass of 2.0 lbs would be 44.2 cms (17.4 ins)
2.5 lbs 47.6 cms (18.7 ins)
3.0 lbs 51.2 cms (20.2 ins)
3.5 lbs 53.2 cms (20.9 ins)
4.0 lbs 56.0 cms (22.0 ins)
4.5 lbs 58.0 cms (22.8 ins)
5.0 lbs 60.0 cms (23.6 ins)

On that basis, I would suspect the original measurement of 22 inches.
It is notoriously difficult to make a credible assessment of weight from a photograph with any accuracy. Bye the way, the bass in the picture, was that before or after gutting. Maybe a new tape measure would be more beneficial than a new set of scales, Luke.
Any queries about the tapes validity should be directed to B.A.S.S.

Ticker (Derek Townsend)
 

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I wasn't questioning the accuracy of the tape at all, i used my seat box to measure it and my seat box is 22inches corner to corner. I was only enquring what the tape said to check against it. Anyone can see that the fish isn't 4lb.

Sorry for any hassle.

Luke
 

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id be generose an give u 3lb max mate lol
 

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id be generose an give u 3lb max mate lol
Not looking for any more weight mate, just sharing the catch and suggesting that despite it was a long fish, it wasn't a heavy one. Im quite sure its 2.5lb :)

Cheers

Luke
 
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