Beginner's Guide to Fishing - Fishing Rules and Regulations
Fishing Rules and Regulations

Fishing Rules and Regulations

Fishing Rules and Regulations

Now that you have your fishing license, take a look at your local fishing rules and regulations. You can find this easily with a simple search on the internet. This is where you'll find information regarding limits and restrictions, along with other guidelines. Most regions have regulations that you must follow every time you go fishing.

There's no need to overwhelm yourself with every little detail of the rules and regulations because not everything will apply to you all at once. For instance, if you only plan to target largemouth bass, focus on the rules regarding this species. The most important information to familiarize yourself with, before you start fishing, is the following:

∙ Which fishing zone does the body of water that you want to fish fall under?
∙ What species of fish can you find in that zone?
∙ When (specific dates or seasons) can you actively fish for a specific species? (In other words, what species of fish is "in season"?)
∙ How many of those fish in that zone can you keep and take home?
∙ What size does the fish have to be in order for you to keep it? (also referred to as the "slot size")
∙ How many fish can you have in your possession at any given time?

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Fish Responsibility

It is important to always follow these rules. Consequently, if you are caught breaking these rules and regulations, you can and will be charged or fined. Your license can also be revoked and in extreme cases you may be given jail time. Above all, respect the rules and regulations that apply to you and your region. They are in place to protect fish and keep our local waters thriving with strong healthy fish for everyone to enjoy.

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