Catch and release is a way to fish that both proves your skill as a fisherman and demonstrates ecological responsibility. But this works only if you know how to remove the hook without injuring the fish. It takes practice to be able to set a fish free as quickly as possible, because the longer you take, the less of a chance the fish has of surviving. Take this quiz to learn about how to remove a fish hook safely.
WHAT'S INSIDE: FISH CONSERVATION
- Fish Populations
- Responsible Fishing
Many fishermen release the fish they catch. But those fish don't always survive their battle wounds. It takes special skill to help a fish back into the water. How do you do it?
At maturity, catfish come in a wide range of sizes. Some little guys can be as tiny as 1 1/2 to 2 inches long. And some can grow to mammoth sizes. But none have anything on the Mekong giant catfish.