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Old 07-26-2005, 05:58 PM
wilbert wilbert is offline
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In an ideal word catch and release would not be needed but we dont live in an ideal world and there are just not enough salmon in the rivers to sustain killing every fish caught (my point of view). I usually keep 1 salmon a year for eating and then put all others back because 1 fish is enough for me to eat and I hope that by carefully returing fish to the rivers they will spawn and increase the numbers of fish in the system. I have fished on rivers that are total C&R and it does not bother me that I have to return all fish as I can see from the catch returns that year on year the catches are improving. Whether this is down to C&R or just a natural cycle is debateable but I would like to think it is down to C&R and all the hard work is paying off.
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