Rubberized Landing Nets

August 17, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

Ed Dentry points to at least two examples of low-trauma fish release practice in his conversation with Colorado angler Chuck Obermeyer: not taking the fish out of the water, and cradling the fish in a rubberized net. “‘The net isn’t even touching the fish,’ he said. ‘He’ll swim out on his own when he’s ready.’ One after another, his trout revived that way, untouched. Each fish finned gently in the open net and departed looking hardly the worse for wear.” In the Rocky Mountain News.