Re: 400mm


I guess it’s a matter of take it at your own risk.. you could get hit with a pretty big fine if you were caught with it, but it’s a waste of fish you could eat if you release it and you’re 100% sure it will die anyway.
I had a similar situation with a moki 2cm under the limit that washed up dead on the beach after I released it, still big enough for a meal at that size but you wouldn’t want to be caught with it because there would be no way to prove you didn’t deliberately kill it.