The majority of my fishing is uptiding on the Humber. After seeing how much is wasted on a thornback Ray when the wings are taken I now return them all. If I fancy eating 'skate' I buy it. Last year, I caught a bass around 6lbs. On gutting it she was full of eggs which put a bit of a downer on catching her. ( tasted bloody lovely). Did a bit of research & it says that just about all bass over 5lbs are female, also a 3lb fish had a chance to breed a couple of times so was going to limited myself to only take 2 fish (one for me one for my dad) between these weights (not caught one since!!). I return all the whiting I catch. Or ask if anybody wants it, if it is a good size. I return all the hounds I catch. I take 3 or 4 cod home, The rest are returned or given away to other boat members. Not that bothered about the amount I catch. Just like been out there for the day. Normally get up to Whitby once a year on the chieftain. For a 5/4 day trip. The main reason is to try & get my first 30lber ( hoping for a cod & a ling) Also to fill my freezer, my Dads freezer & my mums. Also to give a fair few fillets to the farmers & gamekeepers I know as a thank you for letting me onto there land/woods.