A good game fish is too valuable to be caught only once.
Help to protect the future of our resources and practice catch and release fishing.
To release a fish properly first:
Remove the barb from the hooks .
Strike quickly, to avoid the fish swallowing the hook.
Use stronger lines so that you may be able to play faster and shorten the fight of the fish.
Don’t use gaffs to prevent organ damage or knotted landing nets to prevent scale loss.
Don’t squeeze the fish, grip it on the lower jaw, whenever possible, and support it under the belly with the hand palm.
Don’t take the fish too long out of the water. Remember the fish needs it to breath.
Don’t use fish stringers, to prevent letal damage of the gills.
Cut the line, if the hook is cought deep inside the gullet. The stomach acid will dissolve the hook. (But remember: To dissolve the hook, especially if it is gold plated one, may be a long lasting process and all that time the fish is wounded and this wound opens again every time the fish eats and this puts it in danger of getting a lethal infection).
And finally: Try your best with an appropriate dehooker and release a hook free fish.
Use the Larchy®, the ultimate hookout and you will be able to release a fish that has more surviving chances then ever, especially if it is a dangerous fish because of its teeth (e.g. the pike), its sharp scales (e.g. the gill covers of the American snook) or because of its thorns (e.g. the sea catfish) or if the fish is extremely slippery (eel and pike).
The Larchy® resolves all the dehooking problems in one go, because it is able to find the hook automatically, free the barb, and bring the hook all the way out of the fish's mouth without the hook getting caught again, and all of this rapidly without the necessity to take the fish out of the water or to grip it for the dehooking operation.