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?
It is not because thing are difficult that we dare not venture.
It is because we dare not venture they are difficult.