1. Target bigger fish
Use softbaits or lures to attract larger fish and prevent gut hooking smaller fish.
2. Use recurve hooks
When bait fishing, use recurve or large beak hooks to avoid gut hooking fish and improve survival rate.
3. Use a rubber landing net
This is best for releasing fish into the water and reduced handing damage to their skin.
4. Utilise the whole fish
Avoid waste and get the most out of your fish by using salt ice, a sharp filleting knife and trying some new cooking techniques such as smoking and soups. If you aren't going to use the heads and frame, you can give them to someone who will through https://www.freefishheads.co.nz/
For more information on Burnsco's range of fishing products phone us on 0800 10 20 41, email us, or Livechat with one of our friendly team via the website.