IFSC Rules

Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:53 pm

In the species guide it says with respect to the Lesser Spotted Dogfish that:-

"We have withdrawn the details on the Irish record and specimen weights as the current IFSC rules require anglers kill all such fish, hardly sporting or conservation minded, is it? Alternatives exist."

Does anyone know where I can get a copy of these rules and are they available online anywhere :?:

Why are anglers required to kill the LSD :?:

Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:40 pm

ISFC (not IFSC) is Irish Specimen Fish Committe, who for those who want to claim a specimen require bodies in the cases of some fish that are likely to have identification problems.

I presume the lsd is on that list because it may be confused with huss and what somebody thinks is a specimen lsd is actually its larger cousin.

not to be confused with IFSA (Irish Federation of Sea Anglers) and their competition rules that are currently under discussion in this forum.

am I right? guessing here, but I think you might be mixing up the two

Wed Feb 16, 2005 8:58 pm

The quote was a cut and paste from the Species Guide on this site (http://www.sea-angling-ireland.org) so apologies for incorrect acronym.


Thu Feb 17, 2005 12:36 pm

yeah it appears to be a typo.
if you're interested, the ISFC rules and regulations regarding specimens are all on http://www.irish-trophy-fish.com/

Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:55 pm

Thanks rockyb23 I will take a look.