Hi Ray, Fishing after dark for bass on lures is probably the most exciting fishing I have experienced. I do believe that it opens up new area's, the venue's we fish in darkness we very rarely touch during daylight, we have caught from these spots in daylight, but they really come into there own once darkness falls. The strange thing is some of our prime daylight venues just seem to die once darkness arrives.. The venues we have most success after dark are very shallow, fishing into 4ft of water max and often a lot less at times, the bass seem to become very brave and will often take your lure at the rod tip, which makes for very exciting fishing, when a good bass explodes from the water and grabs your lure just feet away from you, It certainly wakes you up, if you were starting to drift off. I think Dav still has some fishing gear left, and is planning to give bassing both home and away some serious attention this season.. Oh and as for the car, no the Mazda has gone and I drive something with a funny old name which I can't for the life of me remember at present. :embarrass: Tightlines.