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Mumbles Motor Boat & Fishing Club 
Minimum Fish Take Sizes 2017
 
Give fish a chance - These sizes are a Club measure to help ensure the future of a species, use these and you can be reasonably certain a fish has had a chance to breed.  The measures are from tip to tail. Under certain circumstance it is permitted for members to take BASS, preferably male, at 42cm (16.5in).
Species
 
 
Shore
 
 
Boat
Average Size of Sexual Maturity

Imperial

Metric

Imperial

Metric

Centimetres

Angler Fish

15lb

7kg

15lb

7kg

70

Bass

18in

46cm

18ins

46cm

46

Bream (all species)

10in

23cm

10ins

23cm

20

Brill

14in

35cm

14ins

35cm

41

Bull Huss

24in

61cm

26ins

66cm

 

Coalfish

14in

38cm

14ins

38cm

70

Cod

18in

46cm

18ins

46cm

60

Dab

9in

23cm

9ins

23cm

25

Dogfish (Lesser spotted)

22in

56cm

24ins

61cm

60

EEL (Common/Silver)

18in

46cm

18ins

46cm

 

EEL Conger

36in

91cm

36cm

91.5cm

 

Flounder

13in

33cm

13ins

33cm

30

Garfish

20in

51cm

20ins

51cm

45

Gurnard (Grey)

7in

18cm

7ins

18cm

 25

Gurnard (Red)

10in

25.5cm

10ins

25.5cm

 25

Gurnard (Tub)

11in

28cm

11ins

28cm

 

Haddock

12in

30.5cm

12ins

30.5cm

 40

Hake

12in

30.5cm

12ins

30.5cm

 

Halibut

10lb

4.5kg

10lbs

4.5kg

135

John Dory

10in

25.5cm

10ins

25.5cm

 35

Ling

25in

63cm

25ins

63cm

100

Mackerel

12in

30cm

12ins

30cm

 34

Monkfish

20lb

9kg

20lb

9kg

169

Mullet (Grey/lipped)

15in

38cm

15in

38cm

47

Mullet (Red)

7in

18cm

7in

18cm

 

Mullet (Golden Grey)

13in

33cm

13in

33cm

 28

Plaice

13in

33cm

13in

33cm

 35

Pollack

15in

38cm

15in

38cm

 50

Pouting

9in

23cm

9in

23cm

 25

Ray (Blonde)

5lb 16ins

2.25kg41cm

5lb 16ins

2.25kg 41cm

 57

Ray (cuckoo)

2lb

0.91kg

2lb

0.91kg

 59

Ray (Sandy)

2lb

0.91kg

2lb

0.91kg

 

Ray (Painted/Small Eyed)

6lb

2.7kg

6lb

2.7kg

 

Ray (Spotted)

3lb

1.4kg

3lb

1.4kg

 

Ray (Sting)

10lb

4.5kg

10lb

4.5kg

 

Ray (Thornback)

5lb

2.2kg

9lb

4kg

 85

Ray (Undulate)

3lb

1.4kg

3lb

1.4kg

 60

Rockling (All)

9in

23cm

9in

23cm

 

Scad

10in

25.5cm

10in

25.5cm

 

Shad (Allis/Twaite)

10in

25.5cm

10in

25.5cm

 

Shark (All Species)

40lb

18kg

40lb

18kg

 220/285

Skate (Common)

25lb

11kg

25lb

11kg

180+

Smooth Hound (Common)

30in

76cm

30in

76cm

85

Smooth Hound (Starry)

30in

76cm

30in

76cm

 85

Sole (Dover/Lemon)

11in

28cm

11in

28cm

35/30

Spurdog

24in

61cm

24in

61cm

 80

Tope

20lb

9kg

20lb

9kg

 

Trigger Fish

10in/1.5lb

25.5cm/0.7kg

10in/1.5lb

25.5cm/0.7kg

 

Turbot

12in

30.5cm

12in

30.5cm

 46

Weaver (Lesser/Greater)

10in

25.5cm

10in

25.5cm

 

Whiting

11in

28cm

11in

28cm

 30

Witch

10in

25.5cm

10in

25.5cm

 

Wrasse (Ballan)

15in

38cm

15in

38cm

 

Wrasse (Cuckoo)

9in

23cm

9in

23cm

 
 

Conservation Notes:

Anglers should be aware when using crab for bait that there are size limits to be observed and it is their responsibility should the Club boat(s) be inspected by the Fisheries Authorities.

 Catch & release (C&R): The following fish must be returned alive and unhurt: Common/Silver eel, Shad, ALL Skate, ALL Sharks, Tope (illegal to keep), Spurdog, Undulate Ray.

On any one of the Club's fishing trips we operate a general bag limit policy:
 
Bag size: The advised number of fish per angler per day of any single species is 3 fish. Unless the species is protected by conservation regulations e.g. bass (zero person per day January to June. 1 fish per day person July to December). Currently, mackerel, whiting and dabs have an unrestricted bag size. To conserve fish stock we would like all fish in their breeding/spawning season returned a live and well. In particular Bream- female returned alive before 1 July and all male returned alive after 1 July
 
 
 
 Mumbles Motor Boat & Fishing Club

Specimen Fish Qualifying Weights (100%) 2017

 
 
 
 

Species

Shore

Boat

Imperial

Metric

Imperial

Metric

Angler Fish

15lb

6.8kg

20lb

9kg

Bass

6lb

2.72kg

6lb

2.72KG

Bream (all species)

1lb

0.45kg

2lb-4oz

1kg

Brill

1lb

0.45kg

1lb-8oz

0.68kg

Bull Huss

8lb

3.62kg

12lb

5.45kg

Coalfish

2lb

0.9kg

6lb

2.72kg

Cod

7lb

3.2kg

14lb

6.35kg

Dab

12oz

0.35kg

1lb

0.45kg

Dogfish (Lesser spotted)

2lb

0.9kg

2lb

0.9kg

EEL (Common/Silver)

2lb

0.9kg

2lb

0.9kg

EEL Conger

10lb

4.55kg

25lb

11.35kg

Flounder

1lb-8oz

0.68kg

1lb-8oz

0.68kg

Garfish

1lb

0.45kg

1lb

0.45kg

Gurnard (Grey)

1lb-8oz

0.68kg

1lb-8oz

0.68kg

Gurnard (Red)

14oz

0.395kg

1lb-8oz

0.68kg

Gurnard (Tub)

2lb

0.9kg

4lb

1.8kg

Haddock

1lb

0.45kg

2lb

0.9kg

Hake

1lb-8oz

0.68kg

2lb

0.9kg

Halibut

10lb

4.55kg

10lb

4.55kg

John Dory

1lb

0.45kg

2lb

0.9kg

Ling

4lb

1.8kg

8lb

3.62kg

Mackerel

2lb

0.9kg

2lb-8oz

1.13kg

Monkfish

20lb

9kg

25lb

11.35kg

Mullet (Grey/lipped)

4lb

1.8kg

4lb

1.8kg

Mullet (Red)

14oz

0.395kg

1lb

0.45kg

Mullet (Golden Grey)

1lb-4oz

0.55kg

1lb-8oz

0.68kg

Plaice

1lb-8oz

0.68kg

2lb-8oz

1.13kg

Pollack

2lb-8oz

1.13kg

10lb

4.55kg

Pouting

12oz

0.35kg

1lb-12oz

0.8kg

Ray (Blonde)

9lb

4.08kg

15lb

6.8kg

Ray (cuckoo)

2lb

0.9kg

2lb

0.9kg

Ray (Sandy)

3lb

1.36kg

3lb

1.36kg

Imperial

Species

Metric

Imperial

Metric

Ray (Painted/Small Eyed)

6lb

2.72kg

8lb

3.62kg

Ray (Spotted)

3lb

1.36kg

4lb

1.8kg

Ray (Sting)

10lb

4.55kg

30lb

13.60kg

Ray (Thornback)

7lb

3.17kg

9lb

4.08kg

Ray (Undulate)

5lb

2.26kg

7lb

3.17kg

Rockling (All)

1lb-4oz

0.55kg

1lb-40z

0.55kg

Scad

1lb

0.45kg

1lb

0.45kg

Shad (Allis/Twaite)

1lb

0.45kg

1lb

0.45kg

Shark (Blue)

40lb

18.15kg

60lb

27.21kg

Shark (Mako)

60lb

27.21kg

100lb

45.5kg

Shark (Porbeagle)

40lb

18.15kg

80lb

36.28kg

Shark (Thresher)

40lb

18.15kg

60lb

27.21kg

Skate (Common)

25lb

11.35kg

40lb

18.15kg

Smooth Hound (Common)

6lb

2.72kg

8lb

3.62kg

Smooth Hound (Starry)

8lb

3.62kg

10lb

4.55kg

Sole (Dover/Lemon)

1lb

0.45kg

1lb-8oz

0.68kg

Spurdog

6lb

2.72kg

8lb

3.62kg

Tope

20lb

9kg

30lb

13.60kg

Trigger Fish

2lb

0.9kg

3lb

1.36kg

Turbot

1lb-8oz

0.68kg

4lb

1.81kg

Weaver (Lesser/Greater)

12oz

0.35kg

1lb

0.45kg

Whiting

1lb-8oz

0.68kg

2lb

0.9kg

Witch

8oz

0.226kg

8oz

0.226kg

Wrasse (Ballan)

2lb-8oz

1.13kg

3lb-8oz

1.58kg

Wrasse (Cuckoo)

1lb

0.45kg

1lb

 
0.45kg
 
 
EU/DEFRA lay down only certain Minimum Landing Sizes (MLS).  
For conservation the Angling Trust Recommended Retention Landing Sizes RRLS's
for recreational sea anglers, where fish under these sizes are to be return as quickly
as possible and in good condition.  The following sizes are in Centimetres.
 
  

 Species

 EU/DEFRA MLS's

 RRLS's Boat

 RRLS's Shore

 Bass

 42

 45

 45

 Bream

 

 24

 24

 Black Bream


 23

 23

 Bull Huss


 58

 58

 Coalfish (Saithe)

 35

 35

 35

 Cod

 35

 35

 35

 Dab

 23

 23

 23

 Dogfish Lesser Spotted


 40

 40

 EEL Silver

 Non-retainable



 EEL Conger

 58

 120

 91

 Flounder

 27

 27

 27

 Garfish


 38

 38

 Gurnard Tub


 28

 28

 Haddock

 30

 35

 30

 Hake

 27

 30

 30

 Halibut


 10kg

 3kg

 John Dory


 33

 25

 Ling

 63

72 

 72

 Mackerel

 20

 20

20 

 Monkfish


 7kg

 7kg

 Mullet Grey Thick Lipped

 33

 33

 33

 Mullet Red

 15



 Plaice

 27

 28

 28

 Pollock

 30

30 

30 

 Pouting


 24

 18

 Rays & Skates (all)


 41

 41 across wings

 Sharks (all)


 23kg

 18kg

 Smooth Hound


 51

 51

 Sole Dover

 24

 25

 25

 Sole Lemon

 25

 25

 25

 Spurdog


 58

 58

 Tope

 Return immediately

 Non-retainable

 Non-retainable

 Trigger Fish


 30

 30

 Turbot

 30

 41

 35

 Whiting

 27

 27

 27

 Witch

 28

 28

 28

 Wrasse


 23

 23

 

 New Fisheries Management
 
On 1st April 2012 The function of the South Wales Fisheries Committee amalgamated into the Welsh Assembly Government Fisheries Unit to formone unit resposible for fisheries policy, management and marine enforcement. The existing byelaws of the SWSFC will continue in effect as if ma3e by the Welsh Minister
 
The SWSFC minimum fish size limits prescribed for sea fish in the South West Wales district are set out below - sizes in centimetres.
 
This information is provided to assist fishermen and is not a full or definitive statement of law. For the latter purpose, reference must be made to the relevant European Commission legislation, UK Acts of Parliament, Statutory Instruments and local SFC byelaws which may from time to time be altered.
 

 Bass

 42


 Blue Ling

 70


 Cod

 35


 Grey Mullet (thick lipped)

 35


 Haddock

 30


 Hake

 27


 Herring

 20


 Horse mackerel (scad)

 15


 Ling

 63


 Mackerel

 20


 Megrim

 20


 Plaice

 27


 Pollock

 30


 Saithe

 35


 Skate & Ray

 45

 Across wings

 Skate & Ray

 22

 Single detached wing

 Sole

 24


 Whiting

 27


 Lobster

 9

 Carapace length

 Edible Crab

 14

 Across broad part of back

 Velvet Crab

 6.5

 Across broad part of back excluding spines

 Spider Crab (female)

 12

 Carapace length

 Spider Crab (male)

 13

 Carapace length

 Razor Clam

 10