The Laws of Texas, 1929-1931 [Volume 27] Page: 55 of 1,943
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FORTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE-FOURTH CALLED SESSION. 43
AMENDING FRESH WATER FISH LAW.
H. B. No. 97.] CHAPTER 23.
An Act amending H. B. No. 177 passed by the Second Called Session of
the 41st Legislature, prescribing the kind of tackle and method of
taking fish in certain fresh waters in certain counties and prohibiting
all other tackle; prohibiting possession of any tackle not authorized
by this Act within two hundred yards of any fresh waters mentioned
herein; exempting the waters of the Colorado and Rio Grande Rivers
from the provision of this Act prohibiting the sale, offering for sale or
having in possession for the purpose of sale of certain species in said
counties; providing a closed season for a period of time when it shall
be unlawful to take fresh water fish; making it unlawful to possess
certain species of fish of less length than specified in this Act; prescribing
a penalty; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict with
this Act; and declaring an emergency.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. That House Bill No. 177, passed by the Second
Called Session of the 41st Legislature, shall be amended so as
to hereafter read as follows:
"Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any person to fish for,
take or attempt to catch any fish in the fresh waters of San
Saba, Gillespie, Blanco, Kendall, Kerr, Comal, Llano, Mason,
Kimble and Val Verde Counties, Texas, by any means or device
other than by ordinary pole and line, set line or throw line
equipped with not more than two hooks.
"Provided, that Section 1 of this Act shall not apply to the
waters of the Colorado and Rio Grande Rivers in any of the
above mentioned counties.
"Provided, that it shall be lawful to fish with a dowagiac or
other artificial bait equipped with more than two hooks, and
provided a person may use a minnow siene of not more than
twenty feet in length for catching bait.
"Possession of any tackle, not authorized by this Act, within
two hundred yards of any stream, lake or other fresh waters in
the counties named herein, shall be prima facie evidence of violation
of this Act.
"Section 2. Whoever shall barter or sell or offer for barter or
sale or have in possession for the purpose of sale, any black
bass, perch, crappie or catfish taken from the fresh waters
within the above named counties, shall upon conviction be fined
not less than Fifteen ($15.00) Dollars nor more than One Hundred
"Section 3. No person, firm or corporation or their agents
shall take, catch, seine, entrap by any means, or have in their
possession any black bass, perch or crappie taken from any
fresh waters in said counties from the first day of March to
the first day of May of any year.
"Section 4. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or
corporation to have in possession any black bass of less length
than eleven inches; any catfish of less length than nine inches;
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1929-1931 [Volume 27], book, 1931; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth16362/m1/55/: accessed March 30, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .