Sambo jigging catch care - please read

This probably should go up on the forums at the start of every jigging season to remind / inform anglers of the best way to look after their jigged up sambos.  This is a resource we want to protect so the more people doing their bit the better.

 

The document has had input from a wide range of people and provides some great information about the best way to look after jigged up sambos to increase their chance of survival when they go back into the water.

 

I'd encourage anyone heading out to flick through it and familiarise / re-familiarise themselves with its content.

 

You can find the Catching and Caring for Samson Fish document by clicking --> here <-- (630kb PDF).

 

 

 


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Great stuff.   Absolutely,

Thu, 2010-10-14 12:58

Great stuff.

 

Absolutely, everyone should treat Sambos and other fish for that matter with respect, particularly when catch and release is the aim.

 

These are wonferful animals, and with a little bit of care, can be enjoyed and then released with minimal harm.

 

I have seen a few private and charter guys whose handling is absolutely appauling, and having to go and pick up someone elses sambos that are floating on the surface because of poor release technique and having to try and get the poor blighters back down is pretty ordinary as far as I am concerned.

 

Anyhow, lets hope the word gets out and the majority do the right thing.

 

 

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Don't forget

Thu, 2010-10-14 13:06

Some of these Sambos are bloody huge and you might need to up the the size of your release weight.

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Good pickup Jody.   Would

Thu, 2010-10-14 14:24

Good pickup Jody.

 

Would be good if anyone else has practical tips which the booklet doesn't cover could post them too.

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Heres an idea,.....leave

Thu, 2010-10-14 15:24

Heres an idea,.....leave them alone whilst they are in a breeding aggregation and stop the bullshit contradictions about wanting to protect them. I know I'll cop some flak for typing that, so be it, just my opinion/advice.

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fine with me

Thu, 2010-10-14 19:05

I don't EVER want to catch another one

Bastard fish

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They will find you Jody,

Thu, 2010-10-14 19:14

They will find you Jody, where ever you go :P

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Bastard fish?

Thu, 2010-10-14 19:24

Sambos are cool critters,  great pets :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k81LajIuZFk

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Fair point Fathom, but given

Thu, 2010-10-14 19:28

Fair point Fathom, but given we are all fishos here, and the fact that the Sambo Science thesis conducted over several years showed that recreationsal catch and release can be done without undue impact on the Sambo's, and that given the recreational resource popularity maybe it will stop the potential exploitation by commercial fishermen (not intended to offend) then I think it is fair to say catch and release will continue, and if so, why not at least do all you can to look after the fish...

 

 

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" do all you can to look

Thu, 2010-10-14 20:06

" do all you can to look after the fish"


These are the contradictions I was talking about. If you were fairdinkum at wanting to "do all you can to look after the fish" you would leave the spawning aggregatiions alone to produce more fish that will eventually inhabit a lot of WA.

I am tired from beating a dead horse over this issue.

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"I am tired from beating a

Thu, 2010-10-14 20:36

"I am tired from beating a dead horse over this issue."

 

Why bring it up then?

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Education

Thu, 2010-10-14 20:43

Making people aware that not everyone agrees that jigging spawning aggregations is a good idea.

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Fair enough Fathom... but

Thu, 2010-10-14 20:50

Fair enough Fathom...

but how can we overlook such a great jig fishery in our metro waters? 
If the sambo populations were in strife it would be in best interest to leave them alone to recreate without interruption but they are ridiculously plentiful.

If we look after the fish with care and proper technique and ensure none are harmed, it can hardly do any damage to the fishery. I know some operators will leave their fish to float but I think the majority care for this fishery.

JMO...

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fair enough, it is a valid

Thu, 2010-10-14 20:51

fair enough, it is a valid point. i share the same sentiment on people fishing for pinkies in the sound just before the closure but at least the sambos are released (most the time)

now im on the bandwagon!

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"ensure none are harmed, it

Thu, 2010-10-14 22:02

"ensure none are harmed, it can hardly do any damage to the fishery."

key word here...."NONE"

Sure, you would like that to be a truthful statement but it isnt. Over and out.