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IFFF Supports Catch and Release

In the early 1960s, respected leaders of the IFFF realized that to preserve quality of fishing in our streams this could be met with the promotion of “Catch and Release” fishing. The public balked but slowly realized that the practice of catch and release was a useful management tool to provide better fishing for the future. Nowadays – catch and release is a way of life and a fishing ethic that we do without even blinking an eye. The IFFF still remains the leader on this subject of why, how and when.

 

Basics for Fish Release

1) Use barbless artificial flies
2) Land fish quickly
3) Minimize time out of water
4) Handle fish gently
5) Back the hook out with a hemostat
6) Support fish facing the current until it swims away

 

Handling Your Catch

a) Minimize the time your fish is out of the water.

b) Keep fingers away from gills and eyes.

c) Wet your hands when handling your fish.

d) Never squeeze your fish.

Two brochures are available as a resource to you

Please feel free to print, copy, email and share.

 

   Tips for Catch and Release

   

   Saltwater Catch and Release
 

 

Questions

 

Please direct inquiries to our Conservation Coordinator.

E-mail:  conservation@fedflyfishers.org

Telephone:  406-222-9369

    
 


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