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I recommend CATCH AND RELEASE and here are a few tips to use.
While originally 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 grab for the pot release the fish. Most of us unfortunately don’t have any idea if the fish is female or male, carrying eggs or not so releasing the fish safely back to its habitat is the ideal thing to do.
These hooks are designed so that the purpose 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. Eliminate this Barb on the hook.Use a pair of pliers or forceps to squash the barb down. This makes for more interesting fishing since you need to keep the line taught so that the fish does not spit out the hook. Barbless hooks are much safer, easier and quicker to eliminate therefore causes less stress for the fish.
Be mindful of the fact that hooking a fish is extremely stressful for it. Too much stress can allow the fish die even after hours after release.
To fight this problem use oversize equipment to land the fish as soon as possible.
Wet your hands before handling a fish.
Use a net that won’t damage the fish.
Use surgical forceps or special pliers plus a tool that may reduce the metal of this hook if necessary.
If your forceps/pliers won’t 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 to the stream or in still water hold the fish gently and move it backwards and forwards until you sense that it is ready to be released.
And now the main matter!
While the catch and release issue but it is certainly in the forefront of conserving our oceans for future generations. It’s in everybody’s interest to be responsible! Always have a container or bag with you to take your garbage, used line, lures, flies, bait containers and more with you to dispose of in the correct manner.