It's not just a philosophy - catch, revive and release

What I see on too many YouTube videos makes me wince.

Some of the trout, I'm sure, don't survive. Most of them probably make it, despite the rough handling they're subjected to. Wild trout are hearty creatures, but still, they're deserving of our respect. They deserve - and require, if they're to remain viable when subjected to natural stresses and unnatural fishing pressure - informed and responsible handling that will give them an optimal chance of survival.

I've written comments in response to some of those videos. One led to an email exchange and a long-distance friendship with the YouTube...

 

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