BARBEL WELFARE

USE THE CORRECT EQUIPMENT IF YOU INTEND TO FISH FOR BARBEL .

LINES MUST BE A MINIMUM OF 8lbs barbless hooks

UNHOOKING MATS MUST BE USED AT ALL TIMES .

 

MAKE SURE YOUR LANDING NET IS SETUP BEFORE YOU START FISHING AND IS AT LEAST 30 INCHES IN SIZE.

 

DO NOT LIFT A BARBEL FROM THE WATER IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING CAPTURE.ALLOW IT TO RECOVER IN YOUR NET FACING UP-STREAM IN FLOWING WATER ,NOW PREPARE YOUR SCALES/CAMERA . ONCE THE FISH HASS SUFFICIENTLY RECOVERED ,YOU CAN UNHOOK WEIGH AND PHOTOGRAPH THE FISH.RETURN IT TO YOUR NET AGAIN FACING UP-STREAM IN FLOWING WATER UNTIL IT HAS FULLY RECOVERED BEFORE RELEASE.

 

DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE TAKE YOUR FISH FROM YOUR SWIM TO SHOW ANOTHER ANGLER

 

WARNING

IN HOT WEATHER FISH CAN TAKE IN EXCESS OF AN HOUR TO RECOVER PLEASE TAKE CARE