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    Hi all

    what do you all recommend when it comes to bass bags and keeping the fish fresh?

    For as long as I can remember Ive used Chapman Bags but I need a replacement and the large bag is now 45 which seems a little much.

    I need something that I can fold up really small and carry in the back pocket of my flyfishing vest as I dont take another bag out with me.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    thanks!

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    See which one takes your fancy. I have 2: Wychwood Competition Bass Bags
    The other similar to the Airflo:Airflo Mesh Bass Bags
    The Wychwood takes less maintenance, is easier wash and doesn't hold water like the Airflo.
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    Default Re: Bass Bags

    I had a net bag, can't remember where I got it, I put it out to dry and it disappeared so i will watch this thread with interest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wobbly face View Post
    Garry Evans Tackle Centres Search
    See which one takes your fancy. I have 2: Wychwood Competition Bass Bags
    The other similar to the Airflo:Airflo Mesh Bass Bags
    The Wychwood takes less maintenance, is easier wash and doesn't hold water like the Airflo.
    That's the one, Airflo, started to smell, just a tad, will try the Wychwood.

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    I use the evaporation method for keeping fish cool and it seems to work pretty well.I am currently using Snowbee bass bags and seem to be fine but looking at the Chapmans I wonder if a better material and design for the evaporation method.I have tried The foil lined with ice packs which were not very sturdy and the lining went through in short order.I too will be interested to see what transpires.

    JP

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    Default Re: Bass Bags

    I have the Wychwood competition bass bag.Realy good bag also comes with a waterproof outer bag to keep the slime and smell away from your car boot.Also a doddle to wash and keep clean,purchased mine from Ebay for 13 free p&p.

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    Two dish towels sewn into a bag is what i used to use for keeping fish fresh to me a mesh bag only holds fish it doesn't keep them fresh like the dampened dish towels.

    Now I use bath towels my fish are all huge

    Al

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    Two dish towels sewn into a bag is what i used to use for keeping fish fresh to me a mesh bag only holds fish it doesn't keep them fresh like the dampened dish towels.

    Now I use bath towels my fish are all huge

    Al

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    Quote Originally Posted by speytime View Post
    Two dish towels sewn into a bag is what i used to use for keeping fish fresh to me a mesh bag only holds fish it doesn't keep them fresh like the dampened dish towels.

    Now I use bath towels my fish are all huge

    Al

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    Two dish towels sewn into a bag is what i used to use for keeping fish fresh to me a mesh bag only holds fish it doesn't keep them fresh like the dampened dish towels.

    Now I use bath towels my fish are all huge

    Al
    that is a brilliant idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCP View Post
    I use the evaporation method for keeping fish cool and it seems to work pretty well.I am currently using Snowbee bass bags and seem to be fine but looking at the Chapmans I wonder if a better material and design for the evaporation method.I have tried The foil lined with ice packs which were not very sturdy and the lining went through in short order.I too will be interested to see what transpires.

    JP
    The Chapman bags are brilliant at keeping the fish fresh, just seem a bit over priced now

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    For conservation purposes why not for go a meal and allow them to breed year after year?
    When I did take fish home I used to wrap in a beer towel and then in an onion sack but much happier watching them swim away, far more satisfaction personally.

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    Default Re: Bass Bags

    I have just bought the Wychwood competition four fish bass bag (ever the optimist) but after reading other comments I am considering taking some old towels to wrap each fish inside the mesh bag as I think this will give the best of both worlds and should be more effective on hotter days.

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    I use dish towels sewn into a bag not because it cheaper but because it's better than any bag I've seen.

    Al

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