If you want that bonefish you just caught to survive, it is a really good idea to leave the fish in the water. There is ample evidence to support that. If you’ve sniffed around at the fringes of catch and release for bonefish the studies and best practices are pretty easy to find.
Many anglers were first exposed to bonefish, permit or tarpon in fly fishing magazines. I know I was personally inspired to find my first bonefish by an article I read and the pictures I saw. Inspiration is good.
The Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is hoping the inspiration can be done with the fish in the water. Basically, they are hoping that magazines will start showing fish in the water to help anglers model this good behavior.
Here’s the full text of their letter to the fishing media asking them to use photos that support the best practices in catch and release fishing for bonefish, tarpon and permit.
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Tags: bonefish, bonefishing, catch and release, Conservation, flyfishing, magazines
Beware of those who peddle what they are not. One should fish and not use the words of others to make a place in this world. Beware of netters who are passing themselves off as guides while still involved with placing 100 metre nets in their lagoon but selling themselves off as conservation oriented fly fishers in the sake of the mighty ‘guide’ buck.
Absolutely. If you are a fly fishing guide then get out and toss a fly on your off days. Don’t talk about it, get out and do it and post some pictures of what you catch. Talk the talk, walk the walk.
Come on guys, let’s lighten up and give them a chance.