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#1680934 - 05/17/16 08:29 AM Gil net license. Includes Commercial fishing licence plate?
Scout1 Offline

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Registered: 05/21/07
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Loc: Rowayton
HI Quick question. I bought a Gil net this year, and I decided to be on the up and up. I bought my 2016 Personal use Gill Net fishing License. When the envelope arrive there was a CT FISH Commercial Fishing Car License plate included.

Does this come with all Gil net licenses? I am certainly NOT a Commercial fisherman. I'm not really even a good fisherman...

what am I supposed to do with it?


thanks
CB
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#1680944 - 05/17/16 09:20 AM Re: Gil net license. Includes Commercial fishing licence plate? [Re: Scout1]
BLUECHIP Offline

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Yes. you are required to display the plate while Gill Netting (even recreationally)

Chris
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#1680947 - 05/17/16 09:24 AM Re: Gil net license. Includes Commercial fishing licence plate? [Re: Scout1]
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Also remember to complete the Gill net catch forms

"THIS REPORT MUST BE SUBMITTED BY JANUARY 31, 2017 TO THE ADDRESS BELOW. Failure to report or
submitting incomplete reports will disqualify you from obtaining a renewal of your license. For information or assistance
regarding this report, contact the DEP Marine Fisheries Division. "

http://www.ct.gov/deep/lib/deep/fishing/fishing_forms/pu_gnet_2011_editable.pdf
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#1681003 - 05/17/16 05:17 PM Re: Gil net license. Includes Commercial fishing licence plate? [Re: Scout1]
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thank you Bluechip! There is a good chance i will only use this a few times a year... but I'll be prepared!
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#1681084 - 05/18/16 10:23 AM Re: Gil net license. Includes Commercial fishing licence plate? [Re: Scout1]
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For 100 bucks its a "Nice to have" and could save you a ton of time looking and tossing the cast next.

More time fishing less time "Making bait".

remember STAY in Marine waters... illegal north of the first bridge (in most waterways) check your local area.
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#1681101 - 05/18/16 12:53 PM Re: Gil net license. Includes Commercial fishing licence plate? [Re: Scout1]
MikeDero Offline

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what are you legally able to catch in the gill nets? and what about the by catches do you have to throw back the dead fish that was caught in the net? I always wondered this when seeing people gill net bunker. Always thought they had to have gotten stripers in there and other fish as well
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#1681102 - 05/18/16 01:18 PM Re: Gil net license. Includes Commercial fishing licence plate? [Re: Scout1]
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Menhaden and menhaden ONLY per the permit.

all other specials SHOULD be released unharmed.
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#1681103 - 05/18/16 01:22 PM Re: Gil net license. Includes Commercial fishing licence plate? [Re: Scout1]
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commercials gill net shad.
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#1681104 - 05/18/16 01:26 PM Re: Gil net license. Includes Commercial fishing licence plate? [Re: KillTaker]
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I used one last year with a friend the day before a friendly Bass tournament. We got about 25 bunker and zero bi-catch ( not saying it can't happen) We only set the net for few minutes at a time.. So I imagine if there were bicatch we would be able to safely release it.
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#1681105 - 05/18/16 01:28 PM Re: Gil net license. Includes Commercial fishing licence plate? [Re: KillTaker]
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Originally Posted By: KillTaker
commercials gill net shad.


different permit mr KT
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