I'm with you there . . particularly the older guy - what a cheesy git !!!Nick Phillips said:I have seen that show many times and found it to be 'totally bonkers'but entertaining.
I wince when they strike into a fish.
The boats are amazing arnt they,but Idont like those two muppets that present the show.
Black or large-mouth bass isn’t the best fighter in the world, but they do put up a better scrap than you might think if you only have seen the footage on Sky.Paul B said:Just watched it. Is it me or do those bass fight like wet lumps of........?
Beats Eastenders though....
Yes, our bass does indeed bass put up a much better scrapPaul B said:Oh I've seen them on the Wii too...............
Seriously Vidar, I realise they are using heavy gear from time to time, but some of the guys were getting 3lb and 4lb fish on 8lb mono and just reeling them in?
A 4lb bass here gives a far better account of itself than that.
Couldn't agree more.It is a bit similar to when a UK match angler are able to land a double figure carp in double quick time despite using very light hook links.
Well said that man :clap: :clap: :clap:Henry Gilbey said:I agree that some aspects of the US bass tours are perhaps "cringeworthy" to our English sensibilities, but in my mind, the stuff that Keith is talking about is far, far more important than worrying about what does and does not fit with us and our attitudes - the simple fact is that sport fishing is huge business in the US, and because it is such huge business the government simply can not afford NOT to take sport fishing seriously as regards votes, economics etc.
A very simplistis view, but it's true - I remember the first time I went to the US, I simply had no idea how big fishing was (and indeed hunting and shooting) - came back with a very different attitude. Nowhere is perfect, but any country that has done what they did with their striped bass fishery deserves a closer look at how things might be done over here. Look at the Florida Keys - a place as heavily fished as that by rights should be completely and utterly ruined, but it isn't.
Bright shirts, sponsors' logos, shiny boats and cap cameras aside of course !! All credit to the US freshwater bass anglers I reckon - if they can make serious wedge from catching those fish on pro tours, good for them.