This is an important note and originates from official sources: It is now illegal to keep bass which are less than 45 cms in length or take more than three bass in a day. Sea Fishery officers do visit from time to time and the fines are hefty if you are caught breaking these regulations. It is also illegal to fish for bass from a boat in the harbours.
Hi Eccles, I thought there is now legislation that says no bass to be taken January to June, then just one per session in the second half of the year.
I’ve just read through the official govt document. For the solent area it means :
•from 1 January to 30 June 2016 catch and release only permitted
•from 1 July to 31 December 2016 one bass per fisherman per day
Recreational fisheries include fishing from the shore.
The link to the full document is here: www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/SN00745.pdf