Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Protect our Bass.....
Unfortunately, just as we are reporting improved bass angling there are reports coming our way of possible illegal netting activity. These have yet to be verified, but it is most disappointing to hear.
Irish bass stocks are still in a fragile and vulnerable state. The actions of this minority are putting the recovery of this resource in jeopardy. They are also undermining the efforts and investment of our members who specialise in the bass recreational angling product.
We are working well with Inland Fisheries Ireland to stamp out this illegal activity but we do need the help of all anglers. I would urge readers of this blog to be vigilant, especially over the next few weeks and months as this is the time of year when most damage is done. If you come across illegal nets or suspected illegal netting activity in Cork Harbour or in the area from Ballycotton Island to the Old Head of Kinsale (or anywhere for that matter) make sure you report it. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or report it directly to Inland Fisheries Ireland on 1890 34 74 24.