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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 to 20 June 2017 1 July to 31 December 2017

North Sea

IVb, IVc Catch and release only Limited to 1 bass per fisherman per day

East Channel

VIId, VIIe Catch and release only Limited to 1 bass per fisherman per day

Celtic Sea

VIIF, VIIg Catch and release only Limited to 1 bass per fisherman per day

Irish Sea

VIIa Catch and release only Limited to 1 bass per fisherman per day

South West approaches

VIIh Catch and release only Limited to 1 bass per fisherman per day

West of Ireland

VIIk, VIIK Catch and release only Limited to 1 bass per fisherman per day

These catch limits apply whether you are fishing from a vessel or the shore. The Minimum Conservation Reference Size (MCRS) for bass is 42cm. You must not retain any bass below the MCRS and any caught must be released safely back into the sea. 

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Downloadable document:

Title:Fishing for Bass
Description:Information about: where you can catch bass; how much bass you can catch; and the minimum size you can keep
File:Bass conservation measures - map [PNG, 151.6 kb: 07 Apr 2017]
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