Good evenin Wurzel, acourding to you i am way off the mark, could you please explain to me the differance in the take of 36cm compared to the total amount of bass landed. What is the percentage?
Is this why there is massive resistance in trying to increase the size of the stock because they are relying on that class of fish for a living? If so in my mind then something is wrong, it isn't given chance to grow to a size to make it really worth catching. What else should be happening to increase the size of the fish for everyones benifit? Why do we no longer hear reports of the shore angler catching bass in the size range of five to eight pounds as used to be the case. It doesn't matter too much to me, when i want to find a big bass i go and find a wreck somewhere but that is me being selfish.
The answer to your first question is, how long is a bit of string?
It depends on different years, where you are fishing, gill netting ,lining or trawling, I was basing it on about £200 per box of small bass, 3 box’s of small fish during a weeks work is probably a gross under estimate for some not so for others.
I don't think there is massive resistance against trying to increase the size of the stock.
There is massive resistance against lopsided regulations.
Why are there big bass on the wrecks and not along the shore? Wrecks get fished as do the reefs and sand banks, where are these big bass you catch coming from?
I fish to live and live to fish.