Follow these three simple steps to ensure the fish you catch are returned healthy and alive. To fish at our waters you must use a large padded unhooking mat at all times.
1. Have everything you need ready to hand
Make sure you have your scales, sling, forceps and camera ready before lifting the fish out of the water –This will keep the time the fish is out of the water to a minimum. Allow the fish to recover in the net before taking it to the mat.
2. Keep the fish wet
Have a bottle/bucket of water ready and to keep the fish wet whilst on the mat
3. Treat any cuts or sores
Please examine the fish for any damage cuts, hook marks or sores – Always keep any treatment away from the gills and eyes of the fish.
A ‘Fish Care Kit’ is a must have item for any angler.