There is a skill too, in the proper release of fish! Please limit your kill rather than killing your limit.
Catching a wild fish like a bass is a skillful process, releasing one successfully back to the sea alive and healthy also requires skill and good techniques. I try and apply the following to my own fishing as best I can
Some helpful tips for successful catch and release
Points to Consider in reducing overexposure
Further considerations in a dwindling population
Be aware that bass fishing is strictly catch and release From January 01st 2016 to June 30th 2016 and the retention of One fish per day (>42 cm’s) between July 01st and December 31st is also applicable
If you intend to kill and keep a fish from time to time (July – December) then carry the proper tool do the job. Don’t leave fish gasping and flapping on the shoreline but use a salmon priest to dispatch him quickly.
If keeping a fish consider keeping one that has spawned a number of times > 45 cms.
Try not to kill the fish that everyone wants to catch i.e. return bigger fish,