Bass Regulation 2017

 

From DEFRA website

 

Statutory guidance

Bass fishing guidance

Published 31 January 2017

Contents

  1. Where commercial bass fishing is permanently closed
  2. Where commercial bass fishing is allowed (subject to restrictions)
  3. Track Records and authorisation
  4. Summary of commercial catch limits
  5. Bass and the landing obligation
  6. Pelagic landing obligation
  7. Demersal landing obligation
  8. Recreational fishing for bass
  9. Minimum Conservation Reference Size (MCRS)
  10. Further information

8. Recreational fishing for bass

If you are a recreational fisherman in the North Sea and Western waters you are subject to the limitations below:

Sea area ICES division 1 January 2017 to 30 June 2017 1 July 2017 to 31 December 2017
North Sea IVb, IVc Catch and release only 1 bass per fisherman per day
East Channel VIId, VIIe Catch and release only 1 bass per fisherman per day
Celtic Sea VIIf, VIIg Catch and release only 1 bass per fisherman per day
Irish Sea VIIa Catch and release only 1 bass per fisherman per day
South West approaches VIIh Catch and release only 1 bass per fisherman per day
West of Ireland VIIj, VIIk 1 bass per fisherman per day 1 bass per fisherman per day

These catch limits apply whether you are fishing from a vessel or the shore.

No Bass may be weighed in FBAS Competitions until July 2017 and then only one per angler per day

 


 

 


 

 

 

 


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