Checking fish sizes

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Checking fish sizes

Post by Judgegeoff » Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:28 pm

Hi there,
I am returning to sea fishing after a break of more than 20 years, so am having to review and service my tackle. I have always been concerned that I did not keep undersized fish and so have printed off the NFSA fish size limits, laminated the sheet and have glued it to the inside surface of my tackle box lid. Now it will always be available for quick and easy reference.
Also, I have cut a piece of wooden board that will fit inside the tackle box, to enable me to prepare bait and (in the unlikely event that I actually catch a fish) gut/fillet the catch. Along the long edge of the board I have marked dimensions (in my case inches - I am 66) so that I can accurately measure the catch. Now I can be assured that in future I only keep 'legal' sized fish.
Hope this was useful, cheers, Geoff



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Post by rabbi2 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:56 pm

Problem is Geoff my mate is that all the small ones I put back some other bugger catches them when they grow up! lol :D :D >:) >:) >:) >:) >:) >:)

cheers
keith :D :D
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Post by andy1_i » Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:11 pm

a tailors tape measure is just as good,get one with the brass ends (they dont rust)

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Post by rabbi2 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:51 am

If in doubt put it back. This is the principal I have always worked to and it has never failed me.
Cheers
keith :D :D

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