“Catch and release” has become an important phrase in the fishing world.
In addition to being a good way to sustain the fishing resource for future anglers, this self-explanatory angling procedure is necessary for those who fish in areas (or fish for species) that have minimum length limits, minimum length limits and other restrictions.
However, catch-and-release fishing works only if anglers know how to release the fish they catch.
Unhooking a fish and getting it back in the water without doing any harm to the fish can be a trickier feat than many people realize.
Improper handling can do as much damage to a fish as the sharpest treble hook. Releasing a fish is a technique that involves several considerations.