The move follows new advice from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) that affects all divisions around the island of Ireland.
According to this advice, recreational angling does not impact on bass stocks to the degree previously believed.
ICES also estimates a 10% higher survival rate from catch-and-release angling than previous figures.
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) reminds bass anglers that a minimum size limit of 42cm still applies.
“Anglers, through their conservation-oriented ethos, have been the key stakeholders in supporting research into bass stock status over the past five years by providing catch and fish stock data, which has underpinned provision of scientific and management advice.”