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In the past, you may not have given much thought to the type of catch and release net you've used. However, the net you take along on your fishing trips actually plays a key role in the survival of any fish you release back into the wild. The best catch and release net will give you the ability to land, photograph, and release fish without causing any harm to your beloved quarry.
Remember that the more you handle a fish, and the longer you keep it out of the water, the less likely it is that the fish will remain alive and healthy once released. When considering which type of catch and release net to use, take into account the following fish conservation tips.
Since you know how rubberized landing nets can contribute to higher fish survival rates when catch and release fishing, why not learn a few more catch and release best practices? Applying fish conservation methods like these can help ensure that our nation's fisheries stay healthy and offer plenty of angling opportunities for future generations.
Debbie Hanson is an award-winning outdoor writer, women’s sport fishing advocate, IGFA world record holder, and freshwater guide living in Southwest Florida. Hanson’s written work has appeared in publications such as Florida Game & Fish Magazine, BoatUS Magazine, and USA Today Hunt & Fish. To learn more about her work, visit shefishes2.com or follow her on Instagram @shefishes2.
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