Being in touch with the natural world is crucial – Sir David Attenborough
“Rock a bye bass” Dawn has just cracked letting in the first warming rays of sunlight through to shimmer on the water’s surface. Some say it’s not quite spring yet but you and your buddy couldn’t be fazed, who needs an excuse to go bass fishing? – Jay Röhm-Williams
Dawn has just cracked letting in the first warming rays of sunlight through to shimmer on the water’s surface. Some say it’s not quite spring yet but you and your buddy couldn’t be fazed, who needs an excuse to go bass fishing? Conditions are begging you to throw out one of your dusty top water lures that might have failed to see action over the last few cold months. You do it anyway, why not after all and out you cast. As the fish gods smile at your selection of choice they decide to reward your courage and bam! The waters explode, fish on. After an exhilarating short but epic battle, you lip-land your mighty bass and boy she’s a biggy. Before your pulse has even settled you’re already thinking; I need a photograph of this when low and behold there stands your mate ready with the camera out saying smile! We have all been there and we have all done it. Whether it was during a recreational session with a friend, a family outing, competitively or those solo missions, everyone loves having their photo taken with themselves holding their catch, myself included.
Now, it’s a subject that has actually been spoken about for longer than I expected. Article upon article backed up by blog after blog over the years. Some anglers have heard it all before while others swear they had never even gave it a thought. I am speaking about the great myth or debate that could date back to an age before my time, a topic that I am sure by now has been discussed world-wide. Are bass physically affected when held by their jaws for photographs? If you thought explaining how to use a cellphone to granddad or oupa was tough in the beginning, try
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