Foul hooked fish

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Foul hooked fish

Post by Longshankhooks » Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:05 pm

Hello fishing victoria,
I would like to ask if i foul hooked a fish and is injured heavily, do i throw it back or keep it.

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Re: Foul hooked fish

Post by frozenpod » Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:19 pm

If a fish is legal and unlikely to survive release I keep it.

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Post by SteveoTheTiger » Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:22 pm

You may as well keep it, if legal.
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Post by crumpet_avenger » Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:52 pm

If legal I eat it as most fish I catch.

If desirable and legal I keep. Taking a boat out isn't cheap u know...
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Re: Foul hooked fish

Post by Lightningx » Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:48 pm

Like the others have said I’d do the same if the fish is legal then I’d keep it.
Very nice whiting that one crumpet :thumbsup:

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Post by Seb85 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:58 pm

If undersized, I let the nature to decide for it to live or die. I wont take home undersized fish and possibility of trying to explain that to the fisheries officer.
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Re: Foul hooked fish

Post by smile0784 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:04 pm

If legal keep if undersized release.
Not going to take a chance getting a fine for a few small fillets

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