Top Tips for Fish Handling

We do our best to practice proper catch and release for Atlantic Salmon based on todays science. The science is constantly evolving, and we will do the same!  

1. Minimize Air Exposure: "You can reduce negative impacts by keeping a fish’s mouth and gills fully submerged in water as much as possible.  It’s simple - #keepfishwet "  

2. Eliminate Contact with Dry Surfaces: Use a knotless rubber net and bare wet hands when handling the fish.

3. Reduce Handling Time: "If you are not going to take a photo of your catch, consider releasing the fish without touching or netting them.  Run your hand down the line and remove the hook – something made even easier if the hook is barbless."

These principles are from www.KeepFishWet.org. Visit their website to check out more and see the science! 

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