How To Catch And Release A Fish
How To Catch And Release A Fish
If you take fishing on your weekends and need some expert advice on them, then this video is perfectly suited for you. It gives you tips and hints on catching and releasing a fish which might come handy in your fishing adventure.
In this short video, I am going to show you how to catch and release the fish. Here we are on the river. I am fishing for grayling and I have just caught a nice trout.
It's not legal to kill a trail at this time of the year. Many people would prefer not to kill them, anyway. What we are trying to do is put this fish carefully back in the water to make sure we don't do damage and it survives healthy.
So, here we go. The trout is down in the net down here. If possible when you are catching and releasing, we want to try and keep the fish in the water and we want to try and create as little disturbance to the fish as possible and try and not necessarily remove it from its environment.
So if you can get in the water, then great. So this is right from my tackle here. This is what we call the disgorger.
So I am going to get hold of the fish and I am going to use the disgorger to take the hook out of the fish's mouth, and we do that by sliding the line through a little slot in the disgorger. Getting the disgorger around the hook and then pushing the hook out of the fish's mouth, very easy. Now, the way we catch and release the fish, we need to hold it in the current and we need to let it regain its strength.
This one is very strong, he has gone already, so that one was a healthy fish, and he is going to be happy. He will be back there feeding in a minute. The role of catch and release is to make sure that the fish are returned in as healthy a state after you put them back as they were when you first caught them.
And so one of the things we need to be careful about catch and release is if we have dry fingers. If we touch the fish's body with dry fingers, then we can remove the protective mucus, the covering on the fish and we can make it more susceptible to diseases. So before you hold a fish, before you start unhooking it, if you can wet your fingers, just put them in the water, make sure that they are damp.
Now, small fish are much easy to handle. Big fish are difficult to handle whereas the small fish can be easily unhooked and returned in the water. And if you are close enough to the water like me, I am still in the water here.
We don't actually need to get out on the bank. But if we got a big lively fish, then we may well need to get out on the bank and actually make sure the fish doesn't jump around a lot. Make sure we put it down in a nice comfortable space soft grass and some other soft grass.
So the fish is not going to damage itself and then we need to restrain the fish so that it doesn't jump about too much. It is useful here to have some sort of damp cloth which you can put over the top of the fish. And the other thing we often do, particularly for big fish like a cat or a pike, and cat lives are very right age.
Some catfish are known to be fifty years or so. And so, if we look after then carefully, if we are catching and releasing them very carefully, they will have a long and happy life. So we actually use an unhooking net and we actually put the unhooking net on the ground.
We would dump it on the surface of the unhooking net before we put the fish on to the unhooking net and we actually unhook it. So, really catch and release the majority of the fish that we catch, we don't want to take it home to eat. So we want to return in as healthy a state as possible.
If we are going to kill a fish, obviously, a trout and a salmon is good to eat. And where you are allowed to if you got the necessary permit, then you need to have suitable means to kill the fish like the grease and you will kill it as soon as you caught it. But mostly, we would catch and release the fish if we want to return it in as healthy a state as possible.
So, there is the brief summary of catch and release. .