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I recommend CATCH AND RELEASE and here are a few tips to use.
While initially used extensively as the domain of Fly Fishermen,”catch and release” is now practiced by most fishermen. Fish stocks worldwide are under stress, some forms more that other so if you don’t catch for the pot release the fish. The majority of us unfortunately don’t have any idea if the fish is male or female, carrying eggs or not therefore releasing the fish safely back to its habitat is the right thing to do.
Treble Hooks are a No-No!
These hooks are designed so that the point is turned away from the shank to form a circular shape. The Circle Hook has been heavily researched and is a must for all catch-and-release anglers. Get rid of this Barb on the hook.Use a pair of pliers or forceps to squash the barb down. This produces more interesting fishing as you need to keep the line taught so that the fish doesn’t spit out the hook. Barbless hooks are much safer, simpler and quicker to remove therefore causes less stress for the fish.
Be mindful of the fact that hooking a fish is very stressful for it. Too much stress can let the fish die even after hours after release.
To combat this problem use oversize equipment to land the fish as soon as possible.
Wet your hands before handling a fish.
Use a net which won’t damage the fish.
Use surgical forceps or specific pliers and a tool that may cut the metal of the hook if needed.
If your forceps/pliers will not release the hook then cut the line where it’s tied to the hook. The hook will rust soon and give the fish a better chance of recovery.
Never ever attempt to remove a hook through the fish’s gills. In fact do not touch the gills at all.
Fish may seem lethargic when released. Hold the fish into the stream or in still water grip the fish gently and move it backward and forward until you feel it is about to be released.
And now the main matter!
While the catch and release issue but it’s definitely at the forefront of saving our oceans for future generations. It is in everyone’s interest to be responsible!
Leave the area better than you found it. Always have a container or bag with you to take your rubbish, used line, lures, flies, bait containers and more with you to dispose of in the right manner.