New fish rules help anglers and fish population

Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has put out updated rules on the length of fish that can be caught in Delaware waters.

Anglers can now keep fish up to 15 inches. “This new 15-inch minimum size limit is welcome news to many recreational anglers. The measure provides more protection for the tautog population, but allows for some additional harvest by anglers fishing in Delaware waters,” said Fisheries Administrator John Clark.

DNREC says the current season and bag limits will remain in place as follows:

Jan. 1 through March 31                    5 fish possession limit

April 1 through May 11                       3 fish possession limit

May 12 through July 16                      Closed season

July 17 through Aug. 31                      5 fish possession limit

Sept. 1 through Sept. 28                     Closed season

Sept. 29 through Dec. 31                    5 fish possession limit

For more information you can visit the Delaware state fisheries website

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