Release and Revive
2017 Jul 11/ By / 0 comment

Once the hook is out, a quick photo has been taken to record the catch there are a few steps the angler can take to ensure the fish has the best chance of survival…

River fish should be held in the current and give a chance to catch their breath before being released
  • After removing the hook or cutting the leader, the fish should be supported in the water facing into the current and given sufficient time to recover
  • Hold the fish gently until it is capable of swimming away strongly
  • Avoid weighing the fish
  • The weight can be estimated from its length using conversion charts
  • A tape measure or a wading stick can be used to take the approximate length while keeping the fish in the water


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  1. Kola Peninsula, Sidorovka River. On salmon streams the fishing is done mostly with a guide who helps the fisherman to land the fish and release it with no harm. Sometimes it is necessary to revive the fish for half hour prior to release .

    1. Hi Topu,
      Every little step anglers can take to make Catch and Release work better is worth taking.
      Great to see good habits starting early!

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