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by Will
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Squeezing fish for the pic
Replies: 37
Views: 4229

Re: Squeezing fish for the pic

Yep, more info definitely needed.

I remember talking to Mike Ladle about Mackerel years ago. He was asked to catch some fish for the local sea aquarium (rod & line).

He said that the only way he could get the transferred fish to survive long term was to not touch them at all.
by Will
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Squeezing fish for the pic
Replies: 37
Views: 4229

Re: Squeezing fish for the pic

Not sure what the slide showing the tagging is showing. That looks like a pretty nasty wound. Is it a post-mortem shot?
by Will
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Squeezing fish for the pic
Replies: 37
Views: 4229

Re: Squeezing fish for the pic

Yep, I think that well-intentioned anglers used to one species (say carp, tench) often apply the same handling techniques to more sensitive species. If you treat trout and grayling the same way as carp, it’s not going to end well.

Education, and a precautionary principle is a good thing.
by Will
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Squeezing fish for the pic
Replies: 37
Views: 4229

Re: Squeezing fish for the pic

Yep, there’s jumping out of the water, and then there’s being held out of the water for 30 seconds. I also suspect that this gets more critical the nearer to spawning time. Another reason for not fishing on redds and for well managed closed seasons. Note we’re only talking about steelhead and maybe ...
by Will
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Squeezing fish for the pic
Replies: 37
Views: 4229

Re: Squeezing fish for the pic

A real slap in the face for me was reading some research on steelhead which showed that, irrespective of future survival of the fish that was handled, taking the fish out of the water even only briefly results in a massive reduction in egg viability (from memory something like a 50% reduction). So i...
by Will
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Single Spey 90
Topic: 90 degree change Single Spey
Replies: 24
Views: 3090

Re: 90 degree change Single Spey

:D Snorkel Single Spey!
by Will
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Single Spey 90
Topic: 90 degree change Single Spey
Replies: 24
Views: 3090

Re: 90 degree change Single Spey

Wouldn't the competition just be able to move even more line around? Ah, see what you mean. I wasn’t thinking about a competition, just moving a ton of line around. :) I’ve never cast off a 16 feet platform but I think that would be very difficult. OK, maybe not 16ft. But it would be a little like ...
by Will
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Single Spey 90
Topic: 90 degree change Single Spey
Replies: 24
Views: 3090

Re: 90 degree change Single Spey

Because if I was on a platform 16ft off the water, I think even I would be in with a chance. 😁
by Will
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Single Spey 90
Topic: 90 degree change Single Spey
Replies: 24
Views: 3090

Re: 90 degree change Single Spey

I think you should be (at a minimum) knee deep in the water too. :pirate:
by Will
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Single Spey 90
Topic: 90 degree change Single Spey
Replies: 24
Views: 3090

Re: 90 degree change Single Spey

Cool! 👍

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