IFI is aware of the recent agreements at EU level which aim to introduce new bag limits etc for Bass angling.
• Catch and Release for January and February
• Bag limit of 2 fish per day per angler for the rest of the year
• Minimum landing size 42cm
Anglers are advised that the EU regulation states that the proposed bag limits (and operational dates for same) are without prejudice to more stringent domestic arrangements which may be put in place.
This leaves an option for domestic authorities (including Ireland) to impose more strict limitations but not less restrictive ones. IFI is discussing matters with its parent Department as regards what limitations will apply to recreational bass fishing for 2020 in the context of stock conservation.
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