|Courtesy of Uk BASS|
The bass closed season has kicked in since this Wednesday 15th May and runs right through until the 15th June. Anglers will not be allowed to fish for bass until Sunday 16th June. We would urge anglers to strictly observe these legal requirements.
Over the closed season we also urge anglers to be extra vigilant as this is the time when those less scrupulous step up their poaching activities. 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.
Our bass fishery is a great resource and we as anglers should do our very best to at least maintain its current status and stock levels. We would encourage all anglers to consider adopting a catch and release policy when it comes to bass fishing. Irish bass stocks are still at fragile levels. We all should do our utmost to help this stock grow further in Irish waters to ensure the sport continues to develop and grow. We owe this to future generations of anglers.