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Bass close season

Postby Spruce » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:13 am

Hello all. Is there a bass close season for 2018? I know there used to be one from May 15th to June 15th but I believe this was overturned in 2016. Apologies if I have got this wrong.

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Re: Bass close season

Postby keithelliott » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:26 am

I don’t think there is a closed season anymore!! I might be wrong thou
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Re: Bass close season

Postby Spruce » Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:12 pm

keithelliott wrote:I don’t think there is a closed season anymore!! I might be wrong thou
You are correct, I have checked today. My reason for asking is I booked a holiday from the 9th to the 18th of June some while ago. I suddenly realised yesterday that these dates coincided with part of the old close season. Thought I may have dropped a massive bollock if the old close season dates have been reinstated this year.....thankfully not!

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Re: Bass close season

Postby keithelliott » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:27 pm

Where in Ireland are you going?
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Re: Bass close season

Postby daveyboy » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:18 pm

I thought it was catch and release all year but a chap I was talking to recently informed me it's actually closed season till end of June and catch and release from then? Best to check with IFI
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Re: Bass close season

Postby keithelliott » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:35 am

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Re: Bass close season

Postby Spruce » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:45 am

keithelliott wrote:Where in Ireland are you going?
County Kerry. Been to this area many times, so have come to recognise the marks and at what stages of the tide they fish best at. Hoping they play ball!

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Re: Bass close season

Postby kieran » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:26 am

No closed season but you cant keep any bass until after July 1st.
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Re: Bass close season

Postby jd » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:41 am

It is catch and release all year.

The new rule, which applies to Ireland, states: ‘In recreational fisheries, including from shore, in ICES divisions 4b, 4c, 7a to 7k, only catch-and-release fishing for European seabass shall be allowed. It shall be prohibited to retain on board, relocate, tranship or land European seabass caught in that area.’ The new regulation sees a consistent approach being applied throughout the Irish coastline.

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Re: Bass close season

Postby patk » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:03 pm

No killing of bass anytime or anywhere this year

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Re: Bass close season

Postby Bielsibub » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:56 pm

patk wrote:No killing of bass anytime or anywhere this year


Fantastic policy but how in gods name they intend to enforce it is beyond me.......I have never once seen a fisheries officer in all my years fishing beaches and rock marks up and down the country. I guess we will just have to rely on the decent folks out there to comply.
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Re: Bass close season

Postby corkconian » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:22 am

Bielsibub wrote:
patk wrote:No killing of bass anytime or anywhere this year


Fantastic policy but how in gods name they intend to enforce it is beyond me.......I have never once seen a fisheries officer in all my years fishing beaches and rock marks up and down the country. I guess we will just have to rely on the decent folks out there to comply.


Ive been questioned twice in a week last year while fishing in Kerry by fisheries to make sure I wasnt keeping bass. Not that I had even seen a bass that week :(

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Re: Bass close season

Postby Spruce » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:09 am

Bielsibub wrote:
patk wrote:No killing of bass anytime or anywhere this year


Fantastic policy but how in gods name they intend to enforce it is beyond me.......I have never once seen a fisheries officer in all my years fishing beaches and rock marks up and down the country. I guess we will just have to rely on the decent folks out there to comply.
Seen them around Waterville, County Kerry, several times. A new, younger officer started there only a couple of years ago and is very keen and I have been checked by him many times. Great to see. I agree that there aren't enough of them. A good job that the majority of anglers are conservation minded and adhere to the regulations.

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Re: Bass close season

Postby daveyboy » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:28 pm

Bielsibub wrote:
patk wrote:No killing of bass anytime or anywhere this year


Fantastic policy but how in gods name they intend to enforce it is beyond me.......I have never once seen a fisheries officer in all my years fishing beaches and rock marks up and down the country. I guess we will just have to rely on the decent folks out there to comply.


Met them on the east Coast (Dublin ) a few times checking for sea trout licences and advising on the rules for bass

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Re: Bass close season

Postby jellybait » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:27 am

IFI ? - the same people who are carring out this terrible act on our waters ? Ill never make sense of it

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