Recreationally Important Species

From becoming leading ambassadors for science through our involvement in bluefin tuna and shark tagging programmes to supporting the calls to protect our bass and our wrasse, we are championing science and research to secure the future of sea angling in the UK.


Bass Fishing Measures For 2021

The government rolled over the 2020 bass fishing measures into 2021 as we waited an outcome from the EU-UK partnership agreement; the annual negotiations between the UK and EU couldn’t take place until the outcome of the agreement was reached. This means in 2021 recreational anglers are required to release any bass caught in January and February and will be limited to a bag limit of two bass per day, of at least 42cm in length, from March until November 2021. However, this may be amended in spring 2021 to take into account any changes and adjustments after annual fishing negotiations are carried out with the EU in the coming weeks. The Angling Trust will keep you updated of any changes over the course of 2021. Register to receive our regular updates at

Safeguarding Your Sea Angling

By the water and on the water


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