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hi guys
found this on another forum and thought it may serve as a reminder to all of us and the un-educated

DEFRA SIZE LIMITS (cm & in):
Bass - 42cm
Blue ling - 70cm/28in.
Saithe - 35cm/14in.
Cod - 35cm/14in.
Haddock - 30cm/12in.
Hake - 27cm/11in.
Herring - 20cm/8in.
Ling - 63cm/25in.
Mackerel - 30cm/12in North Sea, 20cm/8in Other.
Megrim - 20cm/12in.
Plaice - 27cm/11in.
Pollock - 30cm/12in.
Salmon - 58cm/23in (Scotland Only).
Sea Trout - 30cm/12in (Scotland Only).
Sole - 24cm/10in.
Scad - 15cm/6in.
Whiting - 27cm/11in.

NFSA SHORE SIZE LIMITS (cm & in):
Bass - 42cm.
Red Bream - 25cm/10in.
Black Bream - 24cm/9.5in.
Brill - 35cm/14in.
Blue Ling - 70cm/28in.
Bull Huss - 58cm/23in.
Saithe - 35cm/14in.
Cod - 35cm/14in.
Conger-eel - 91cm/26in.
Dab - 20cm/8in.
Spotted Dogfish - 38cm/15in.
Flounder - 25cm/10in.
Garfish - 38cm/15in.
Haddock - 30cm/14in.
Hake - 30cm/12in.
Herring - 20cm/8in.
Ling - 72cm/28in.
Mackerel - 30cm/12in.
Megrim - 25cm/10in.
Mullet - 33cm/13in.
Plaice - 28cm/11in.
Pollack - 30cm/12in.
Pouting - 18cm/7.25in.
Rockling/Goby - 18cm/7.25in.
Silver Eel - 38cm/15in.
Spurdog - 58cm/23in.
Skate/Ray - 41cm/16in.
Smoothound - 51cm/20in.
Salmon - 58cm/23in (Scotland Only).
Sea Trout - 30cm/12in (Scotland Only).
Sole - 25cm/10in.
Scad - 25cm/10in.
Trigger Fish - 30cm/12in.
Turbot - 35cm14in.
Whiting - 27cm/10.6in.
Witch - 28cm/11in.
Wrasse - 23cm/9in.
Weever - 20cm/8in.

NFSA BOAT SIZE LIMITS (cm & in):
Bass - 42cm
Red Bream - 25cm/10in.
Black Bream - 24cm/9.5in.
Brill - 35cm/14in.
Blue Ling - 70cm/28in.
Bull Huss - 58cm/23in.
Saithe - 35cm/14in.
Cod - 35cm/14in.
Conger-eel - 120cm/48in.
Dab - 20cm/8in.
Spotted Dogfish: 46cm/18in.
Flounder - 25cm/10in.
Garfish - 38cm/15in.
Haddock - 35cm/14in.
Hake - 30cm/12in.
Herring - 20cm/8in.
Ling - 72cm/28in.
Mackerel - 30cm/12in.
Megrim - 25cm/10in.
Mullet - 33cm/13in.
Plaice - 30cm/12in.
Pollack - 30cm/12in.
Pouting - 25cm/10in.
Rockling/Goby - 18cm/7.25in.
Silver Eel - 38cm/15in.
Spurdog - 58cm/23in.
Skate/Ray - 42cm/16in.
Smoothhound - 51cm/20in.
Salmon - 58cm/23in (Scotland Only).
Sea Trout - 30cm/12in (Scotland Only).
Sole - 25cm/10in.
Scad - 25cm/10in.
Trigger Fish - 30cm/12in.
Turbot - 41cm/16in.
Whiting - 27cm/10.6in.
Witch - 28cm/10.6in.
Wrasse - 23cm/9in.
Weever - 20cm/8in.

ALL WEIGHT LIMITS (kg and lb):
Halibut (Shore) - 10kg/22lb.
Halibut (Boat) - 3kg/6.6lb.
Monkfish (Shore & Boat) - 7kg/15.5lb.
Sharks (Shore) - 18kg/40lb.
Sharks (Boat) - 23kg/50.7lb.
Tope (Shore & Boat) - 9kg/20lbon minimum sizes

hopefully a mod will sticky it for a bit?
 

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Thanks Neil. But will it change things.? A few fines might be more useful and get the word around.
 

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Thanks Neil. But will it change things.? A few fines might be more useful and get the word around.
couldn,t agree more george, the aim is to help the people who want to learn, at least there will be some sort of reference that just might make a newbie think before they whack a tiny whiting on the head or realise that there are size limits if just one person reads this then it will have helped
 

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i have just made up two of the following signs and i will be putting them up at salthouse this week end they are on card and are laminated

even if only one person reads them and adheres to them its a start


Minimum SIZE LIMITS (cm & in):
Bass - 36cm/14in.
Cod - 35cm/14in.
Dab- 20cm/8in.
Dog fish- 38cm/15in
Flounder- 25cm/10in.
Herring - 20cm/8in.
Mackerel - 30cm/12in North Sea.
Megrim - 20cm/8in.
Pouting- 18cm/7.25in.
Plaice - 27cm/11in.
Pollock - 30cm/12in.
Rockling- 18cm/7.25in Scad - 15cm/6in.
Smoothound- 51cm/20in.
Sole - 24cm/10in.
Whiting – 27cm/10.6in.
 

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hi olly ESFJC bylaw states no TOPE or parts of tope to be landed or kept ,must return them all ,with it on your list people may think they can eat it?
 

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i have just made up two of the following signs and i will be putting them up at salthouse this week end they are on card and are laminated

even if only one person reads them and adheres to them its a start


Minimum SIZE LIMITS (cm & in):
Bass - 36cm/14in.
Cod - 35cm/14in.
Dab- 20cm/8in.
Dog fish- 38cm/15in
Flounder- 25cm/10in.
Herring - 20cm/8in.
Mackerel - 30cm/12in North Sea.
Megrim - 20cm/8in.
Pouting- 18cm/7.25in.
Plaice - 27cm/11in.
Pollock - 30cm/12in.
Rockling- 18cm/7.25in Scad - 15cm/6in.
Smoothound- 51cm/20in.
Sole - 24cm/10in.
Whiting – 27cm/10.6in.
Now that is a very good idea :thumbs: might be worth posting a few more, particularly on piers or smaller venues/car parks (wouldn't make much sense down the wall at Aldeburgh..). Only problem is a lot of the t*ats that take every fish they catch can't read all that well .
 

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Now that is a very good idea :thumbs: might be worth posting a few more, particularly on piers or smaller venues/car parks (wouldn't make much sense down the wall at Aldeburgh..). Only problem is a lot of the t*ats that take every fish they catch can't read all that well .
simples ,,, draw pretty pictures of very pretty ladys:crazy: holding size of fish aloud, , bett they would look then lol
 

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Roger, thank you for at least trying to educate people.
As you say if it works on 1 person it will be good.
George.
 

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putting size limits up is a good idea.....
if they read it, whats the chances on them having a ruler or tape to measure the fish..
or are they really bothered about size limits in the first place..
which brings it back to policeing it some way....
 

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the reason i am doing it at salt house is i will be going that way this weekend and that way if i can start the ball rolling then i hope some will follow and copy and past my list or make there own and put one or two up on there beachs if half of the anglers on this site did one poster it would spread the cost to all and might just be enough to stop the odd person which over the course of a year might just save a few little fish ok we will never stop it but at least we have the upper hand on those who do it and the antis 1 nill to the anglers
 

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i have just made up two of the following signs and i will be putting them up at salthouse this week end they are on card and are laminated

even if only one person reads them and adheres to them its a start


Minimum SIZE LIMITS (cm & in):
Bass - 36cm/14in.
Cod - 35cm/14in.
Dab- 20cm/8in.
Dog fish- 38cm/15in
Flounder- 25cm/10in.
Herring - 20cm/8in.
Mackerel - 30cm/12in North Sea.
Megrim - 20cm/8in.
Pouting- 18cm/7.25in.
Plaice - 27cm/11in.
Pollock - 30cm/12in.
Rockling- 18cm/7.25in Scad - 15cm/6in.
Smoothound- 51cm/20in.
Sole - 24cm/10in.
Whiting – 27cm/10.6in.
nice one :victory:foxy52
 

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All,

Last year I investigated (thoroughly) and created an A4 Word/PDF doc that has all DEFRA legal minimum landing sizes as well as local variances (and there quite a few) for every English sea fisheries committee. It also includes NFSA recommended minimum landing sizes.

It has fin fish on one side and shell fish on the other (for those who have a pot or 2), I laminated it and keep a copy on board all the time.

I am happy to post the PDF here and/or laminate and post a copy (at cost) for anyone who wants one, if this is allowed by the moderator.

Regards,

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thanks as a fairly new fisherman i found it very helpfull. i for one put them back if there not big enough to eat.hope others do the same as this will see our fish stocks at a good level.
 

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All,

Last year I investigated (thoroughly) and created an A4 Word/PDF doc that has all DEFRA legal minimum landing sizes as well as local variances (and there quite a few) for every English sea fisheries committee. It also includes NFSA recommended minimum landing sizes.

It has fin fish on one side and shell fish on the other (for those who have a pot or 2), I laminated it and keep a copy on board all the time.

I am happy to post the PDF here and/or laminate and post a copy (at cost) for anyone who wants one, if this is allowed by the moderator.

Regards,

Joss
In my opinion, this is what's needed, an accurate size chart on this thread and nothing more, so if one gets posted on that everyone can agree is accurate for our coast, i'll put it on page one, remove all these other posts and keep it a simple single page of information.

BTW I think putting these charts up at places like Salthouse is a real good idea, I fished Salthouse a lot at one time and the amount of undersize fish I saw getting taken was pretty unbelievable, it seemed like everyone did it (obviously they didn't, but it felt that way)

Anyway, agree on what the sizes are and i'll tidy this up and hopefully it'll be useful.

AL ..
 

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In my opinion, this is what's needed, an accurate size chart on this thread and nothing more, so if one gets posted on that everyone can agree is accurate for our coast, i'll put it on page one, remove all these other posts and keep it a simple single page of information.

BTW I think putting these charts up at places like Salthouse is a real good idea, I fished Salthouse a lot at one time and the amount of undersize fish I saw getting taken was pretty unbelievable, it seemed like everyone did it (obviously they didn't, but it felt that way)

Anyway, agree on what the sizes are and i'll tidy this up and hopefully it'll be useful.

AL ..
hi al
as far as i know the defra sizes in the first post are correct i've checked their website and the eastern sea fisheries joint committe website as well and they are the LEGAL ones, the others (nfsa)are just recomendations, some spieces don't have a legal min size
colin fines
 

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Ill second that minow!! I'll be fishing salthouse and surrounding areas, and as a new comer to sea fishing i'll be very glad of the guidance. Hate to see limits being abused. well done roger, get the message out there!

Mark G
 

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MAFF Minimum Size Limits

Dab...................boat 8" shore 8"

Flounder............boat 10" shore 10"

Sole...................boat 10" shore 10"

Plaice.................boat 11" shore 11"

Mullet.................boat 13" shore 13"

Mackeral............boat 12" shore 12"

Pollack................boat 12" shore 12"

Garfish.................boat 15" shore 15"

Coalfish................boat 14" shore 14"

Ballan Wrasse.......boat 9" shore 9"

Bass.....................boat 16" shore 16"

Cod......................boat 14" shore 14"

Poor Cod..............boat 7.25" shore 7.25"

Whiting..................boat 10.6" shore 10.6"

Haddock...............boat 14" shore 12"

L/Spotted Dogfish..boat 18" shore 15"

Bull Huss...............boat 23" shore 23"

Spurdog................boat 23" shore 23"

Smoothhound........boat 20" shore 20"

Rays.....................boat 16" shore 16"

Conger Eel ...........boat 48" shore 36"

Silver Eel...............boat 15" shore 15"

John Dory..............boat 13" shore 10"

Tub Gurnard..........boat 11" shore 11"

Ling.......................boat 28" shore 28"

Rockling................boat 7.25" shore 7.25"

Pouting..................boat 10" shore 7.25"

Red Bream............boat 10" shore 10"

Black Bream..........boat 9.5" shore 9.5"

Brill........................boat 14" shore 14"
 
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