Bass are often called ‘King of the Sea’ - a highly prized and elusive catch of fishermen and angler alike. It is the ultimate predator feeding on small fish (e.g. sardines and mackerel) and therefore has a high oil content and fabulous taste.
Line caught bass from Cornwall and Devon is generally available from May to January, with height of season being October to December.
Fishermen in Cornwall and South Wales have a bigger Minimum Landing Size (MLS) than the rest of the UK meaning that at least the male fish caught off Cornwall are larger and have had more chance to reproduce.