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Old 01-26-2005, 06:42 AM
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Promoting fish farming

I fished a beat on the River Dee a couple of years ago. This particular beat promotes 100% catch & release.

This is the norm on the Dee. However, having caught 3 salmon through the week, I was offered 3 sides of smoked salmon (farmed) as a reward for returning the wild fish.

Although a this is a good gesture, I find the reward being a farmed fish contradictory to say the least.

Since fishing this partucular beat I have found out that this practice is the norm on many catch and release beats on the Dee and other beats.

May be an alternative would be more appropriate. A bottle of Scottish water possibly?

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