Yellowfish Conservation

March 29th, 2017

Yellowfish Conservation , River Ethics & Etiquette


  1. YELLOWFISH CONSERVATION – SUPPORT CATCH and RELEASE!
  1. ALWAYS practice catch-and-release with these species. This is essential.
  2. NEVER wade through very shallow gravel beds, these are the yellow’s spawning grounds, and you may destroy thousands of eggs. (Especially around Oct, Dec and Feb-March when they are spawning).
  3. NEVER cast to visibly spawning fish. (Fish thrashing in the shallows). It disturbs their spawning activity.
  4. ALWAYS handle the fish with care. This includes:
  • NEVER hold the fish out of water for more than 30 seconds. Their gills become damaged.
  • ALWAYS wet your hands before handling the fish. Support it under the head and tail, horizontally.
  • Use good fine mesh nets, not coarse ones. DO NOT PUT FINGERS INTO A FISH’S GILLS!
  • NEVER keep yellowfish in a keep-net, for later release. They WILL surely DIE later.
  • Try to land the fish as quickly as possible. Then when releasing, make sure you face the fish upstream in slow moving water, reviving it. Let it regain it’s strength and breathing evenly, then let it swim off on it’s own.
  • NEVER hold the fish vertical (i.e. with the head facing up towards the sky) as the fish’s internal organs are not developed to handle gravity and they may tear away and result in death.

2. RIVER ETHICS AND ETIQUETTE

  1. Never enter a river directly in front of another angler. Give him a wide berth. There’s water for all. If you are unsure, ask the angler if you may fish the next section upstream of him.
  2. Cross the river behind another angler (downstream). He will be fishing the water ahead shortly, so rather don’t wade through the water he will be fishing shortly.
  3. TAKE ONLY PICTURES, LEAVE ONLY FOOTPRINTS, should be everyone’s motto.
  4. Respect the land-owner’s grounds and farms, and the water and its inhabitants.
  5. Respect your fellow angler! You’d like the same respect and courtesy shown to you, right?
  6. Please do not pollute our waters.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND YOUR HELP IN CONSERVING OUR YELLOWFISH SPECIES!

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