A. MY TURN | MY BEURT: The Bass Angling Goes On

Before I get into the meat of this issue’s column, here’s a warm welcome to our April digital edition as counterpoint to the shortening days and cooler early mornings as autumn gathers steam, or frost, if you will.

This month, on Saturday the 22nd, the second Alien Invasive Management (AIM) bass tournament is being staged, supported by the MTPA, SABAA and SASACC.

The presence of black bass in Loskop Dam remains a controversial issue. On the one hand the species is nationally one of the most popular targets of inland anglers (number two just behind carp which is the overwhelming top favourite) in the process generating a more than significant amount of economic activity in the primary manufacturing, import, wholesale and retail sectors of recreational fishing. Bass angling also represents a sizeable chunk of the income for the Forever and Marulani Resorts on the banks of the dam when hosting bass anglers taking part in formal bass fishing events, and also on social bass fishing excursions.

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