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    Posted: 15†December†2017 at 7:31pm
Just seen a post stating catch and release in 2018 for bass. Has anyone else heard this?
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I guess the charter boats will suffer most. I also guess there will be many people not following the rules. I personally release most of what i catch except mackerel for eating and bait.
Drifting the overfalls looking for that double figure bass wont be so appealing next year
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It will be reviewed in May 18 and if the stocks are healthy then we will probably be back to one fish per angler per day after 1st July as it was this year.

Meanwhile the foreign trawlers continue to operate in large numbers up to the six mile mark.
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really boils my blood that our fishing fleet is smashed and nearly wiped out by European rules while the French, Dutch and Spanish do what the F*** they like in our waters as they are not policed. my bigger worry is the uk fishermen have to make money to put food on the table at home, so this will increases pressure on other species which are in lesser numbers. also need to kick the super trawlers out of our waters completely before mackerel become a thing of the past and the returning herring are wiped out again. we need to support our local trawlers as they are the ones who can force the fish stock flouters out our waters. 

as far as rod and line goes, WHAT A JOKE. bass are vermin been in the numbers they are in,tho do make good sport on a dull day.
I'm no fan of eating bass (tasteless) but I wont be grassing anyone up for taking the odd one for dinner. absolutely stupid ruling with the number around the IOW. I do hope the this ruling is found to be wrong and over turned. as on a day when I target them for my mates we can easily catch over 30 in the 2-6lb range and twice that of smaller ones which shows they are good for the future. I'm not saying it should be a free for all again, but we should have the right to take a spot of dinner home when its not in short supply.

il just step down off my box now.....lol

have great xmas everyone and happy new year


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Iíve yet to hear of one fishing boat boarded or any angler prosecuted. Keep banging them on the head. Not as if your get caught.

Thereís certainly no shortage of bass
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Originally posted by skillpot skillpot wrote:

Iíve yet to hear of one fishing boat boarded or any angler prosecuted. Keep banging them on the head. Not as if your get caught.

Thereís certainly no shortage of bass


The Southern IFCA boats are out a lot and plenty I know have been boarded and checked. I agree there is no shortage of bass in our area, in fact more than I have ever known.
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I know 3 boats that   have   been boarded aswell
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So they are doing their job.

Bang them on the head and eat them onboard then lol
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I'm relatively new to boat fishing (6 years) but it seems that day fishermen like ourselves are easy targets so the governing bodies can say they are doing something to tackle the depletion in stocks. I also understand that there are people out there who make an honest (and some dishonest)living from fishing.

Not sure about anyone else but I keep very little of the fish I catch as I'm not a great fish lover. I just do it for the sport. I have heard stories about individuals who have caught 30 bass in an outing and taken them all home for the freezer but I'm not sure I believe all the stories I hear.
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