A conversation was recounted by an angler he'd recently had with a Fisheries Inspector - "it's not yet in English law and the 3 bag limit & 42 cms size is still in place for us recreational anglers".
So just before 11pm last night I emailed David McCandless, Chief Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Officer.
This morning his prompt reply was waiting for me, and yes we can still catch 3 bass per day.
David McCandless has promised to let me know as & when it comes into force.
PS I watched Country File last night & the BBC were also saying the Bass ban is now in force - it isn't.