The government has rolled over the 2020 bass rules into 2021 as we await the results of continued discussions over fisheries policies and EU trading rules.
Briefly, rules are different for North Atlantic (that’s us) and South Atlantic. In our waters, we can retain up to two bass per angler per day between 1st March and 30th November. The MLS of 42cm still applies. Outside these dates it is Catch and Release only.
This may change in April, so watch out for announcements in the press and updates here.
Information from the Southern IFCA here: https://www.southern-ifca.gov.uk/bass-management