Catch and release (Best practice)


  • Use single hooks with pinched barbs.
  • Limit the duration of the fight, especially in warm water and during low-water periods.
  • Don’t beach the salmon on the bank.
  • Use a net (ideally rubber) with small mesh and no knots.
  • Handle salmon with care and for as little time as possible.
  • Do not touch the eyes or gills.
  • Remove the hook gently or cut the line if the hook is too deeply set.
  • Do not expose salmon out of the water.
  • Always keep the salmon’s head in the water.
  • Limit time taking pictures.
  • Hold the salmon facing the current and allow it time to recover. No back-and-forth movement.
  • Limit to 2 releases per day.
  • It’s important to declare all releases.