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I know this is probably a ridiculous question but where do you hit the Trout when you want to dispatch it quickly, just curious. :D

Only sometimes I clobber a Trout and the bugger is still twitching 5 or 10 minutes later.

But recent experiments have revealed that if I bosh im on the napper slightly forward of the eye position, or just above it, to the front left quadrant, (no hauling involved :p  in that area. One sharp rap seems to do the trick.

Is there a minimum weight priest I should use for 2 pounders and above.


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on the top of the head behind the eyes - one really good whack, no messing about, heavy weighted priest - no more wiggles
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At the junction between head and body, where the scales stop and the smooth skin on the head starts.  

Accelerate to a stop.  Rocks with sharp corners work well.

Twitching is not always indicitave of life.  Maybe a biologist can add more.  Complex stuff, the nervous system.  

I assume that dead = no gasping (gill action), no flopping, and "dead eyes".


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What you're actually doing is knocking them unconscious while they die of asphyxiation. If you don't knock them hard enough they wake up before they're dead.

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Hmm.  I assumed I was doing some serious damage to the nervous system as well.  More than a KO.

I usually bleed a fish out by severing the major artery in the gills after giving them the bonk.

They don't ever even move after I do it.  Seems very humaine.

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Thanks all  :)

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Rocks with sharp corners work well.

Bloody hell, i'd like to think if you're going to kill the fish quickly, you'll have the tool for the job, instead of looking for a suitable rock. :glare:
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Every rock is a suitable rock.

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Hey,

Chatting with Ben_D privately and something has come up that I should share.

Any time you kill a fish, hatchery or wild, it should be done quickly and humanely.

Also, I don't kill wild trout or steelhead.  

I kill hatchery steelhead for 3 reasons.  

1.  They are genetic pollution.  Lots of science to support the fact that hatchery steelhead are bad for wild steelhead runs.
2.  They taste pretty good, and I know they are not from a fish farm.
3.  My friends like it when I give them extra steelhead meat.


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Chatting with Ben_D privately and something has come up that I should share.

Any time you kill a fish, hatchery or wild, it should be done quickly and humanely.

Seriously?  Ben you are a genius mate. :D  :D
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