Catch and release for coarse fish
2017 Jul 12/ By / 0 comment

Coarse anglers have been catch and and releasing their catch for over 100 years. Their members have innovated a number of tools for making unhooking fish easier and safer for fish.

Caught, Photo’d, Ready for release

With coarse fish all the normal advice applies, appropriate rod and reel to avoid exhausting the fish, knotless mesh net for landing, unhooking mat for bigger fish, tools ready for unhooking, minimum time out  of the water, quick photo, release and plenty of time for letting the fish recover where necessary.

The offer in the video below may be long passed, but the advice is invaluable. And its worth saying that a simple disgorger can be got for as little as 50 cent in your local tackle shop…