Bass Regulations

Bass fishing guidance 2019

1. Recreational bass fishing

Updated 14 February 2019

Recreational fisheries, including from shore, in ICES divisions 4b, 4c, 6a, 7a to 7k are limited to catch-and-release only during 01 February to 31 March and 1 November to 31 December 2019. From 1 April to 31 October 2019, not more than one seabass may be retained per fisherman per day.

In recreational fisheries in ICES divisions 8a and 8b, a maximum of three seabass may be retained per recreational fisherman per day.

These rules apply if you are fishing from a boat or from the shore.

Marine Management Organisation (MMO) advice and guidance on recreational and commercial bass fishing for 2019.

Bass Regulation 2019

Bass Fishing Guidance 2019

Map – Recreational Bass Fishing Restrictions 2019

Map – Commercial Bass Fishing Restrictions 2019