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Tethering fish
« on: December 14, 2011, 04:04:33 PM »
Is it legal to tether fish ? had a bit of a search and could not find anything. Only do this to Yellas and Silvers in SEQ streams when in the yak or on foot.
Had some misguided catch and release nazis have a go at me for tethering some the other day.

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Re: Tethering fish
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2011, 04:34:08 PM »
I would think that it would really depend if you were over the in possession limit.
 I have seen people have over the bag limit tethered beside their boat as they reckon that releasing fish puts down the school.
 Be a good issue to raise with fisheries and see if they will give an answer in writing.
 You could also mention the practice of upgrading via live well tanks.
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Re: Tethering fish
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2011, 06:53:50 PM »
Why would it be illegal unless as said, you were over the limit.

having said that, yellas, if you read the fishing rules strictly, can not be returned to the water in SEQ as they are not native, so be hard for them to do you for being over the limit anyway.

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Re: Tethering fish
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2011, 07:09:12 PM »
That is my interpretation of the rules, outside of Stocked impoundments they are non indiginous natives  :Hunting)
 

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Re: Tethering fish
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2011, 08:56:42 PM »
OK, I'll bite - why is it every time I read the words catch and release, it is followed by the word nazi?
Not every person who C&R's is a fanatical brown shirt who goose steps to the green drum beat.
Re tethering, IMO if you are going to eat the fish, dong it on the head, chill it, and enjoy, if you are going to release the fish, then release it

edit: is it legal, good question, time to google

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Re: Tethering fish
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2011, 10:04:39 PM »
I thought it is totally illegal to tether fish. I'll do some research myself.

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Re: Tethering fish
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2011, 10:41:33 PM »
Misguided catch and release nazis was the term.  Regulars on this stretch of the river, which currently has too many Bass but not many yellas left.
Tether them as I have no where to keep them. Collect and euthenise them as I leave and they are given to people who eat them.

 

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Re: Tethering fish
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2011, 10:43:21 PM »
A fish shouldnt be killed simply because it was caught.

How does teathering a fish compare to using a livewell net in the water? I still see anglers using these occasionally.

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Re: Tethering fish
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2011, 03:47:26 AM »
A fish shouldnt be killed simply because it was caught.

How does teathering a fish compare to using a livewell net in the water? I still see anglers using these occasionally.

Steve

I see them (nets) being used all the time, same as tethering, good way to keep fish fresh if you dont have ice. I've got a net I carry in the boat all the time. Although generally I do have ice when I am looking for a feed.

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Re: Tethering fish
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2011, 06:27:18 AM »
I used to tether fish quite awhile back when I was taking a couple home to eat, I have been guilty also of upgrading fish early on, but these days very seldom take fish home. I think the only fair way to tether fish is if you are intending to take fish home the onus is on you to take some ice with you and when you pick a fish to take cut its throat right away to bleed it, then when bled put it on ice. This eliminates stressing fish on tethers for hours and cuts out upgrading and throwing stressed fish back in the water.

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Re: Tethering fish
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2011, 06:52:20 AM »
OK, I'll bite - why is it every time I read the words catch and release, it is followed by the word nazi?
Not every person who C&R's is a fanatical brown shirt who goose steps to the green drum beat.
Re tethering, IMO if you are going to eat the fish, dong it on the head, chill it, and enjoy, if you are going to release the fish, then release it

edit: is it legal, good question, time to google

Exactly Brian,
Unfortunately there are a group of people who have a derogatory term for everyone except themselves.  My question is, why would you want to tether a Golden Perch or Silver Perch.  If you want to kill it to eat it, then kill it humanely and keep it, if you want to release it, release it straight away.  Most people who tether do so for reasons of circumventing fisheries rules.  (I want to keep this one, but I might get a bigger one later, or I've already got my bag limit, but I don't want to waste this fish.)
There is really no plausible reason to tether a fish and leave it to slowly die tied to a tree, it doesn't help the eating qualities at all.  I've seen a few big dead cod that were tethered and forgotten or lost over the years.

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Re: Tethering fish
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2011, 09:26:11 AM »
Steve I'm guessing you're in the kayak & have nowhere to keep the fish fresh but want to take home a feed....but nowhere to store it.
I did the same as a young fella in the local creek...would tie up a catfish with a float on him & let him swim again then grab it when going home later.

IMHO if you've tied it up then it's in your possession.



Apparently there's some meat workers up around the top of Somerset who are tethering up bass because they're only allowed to have 2 in posession, then whipping home to put 2 in the freezer & going back to grab the others.....they need be warned...the authorities have been tipped off to the little scam.
I wonder what happens if someone is busted of an offence while the offender is here on a 456 work visa? Fine, jail or an escort to the airport?

 

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Re: Tethering fish
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2011, 10:58:01 AM »
Fitzy if i want to take a feed of fish home its usually only 1 fish if that and i have plenty of room on the back of my scrambler 11 for a small esky and ice  :youbeauty I was only telling a friend the other day out of hundreds nearly thousands of bass ive caught ive only ever kept 3 and all out of stocked impoundments.

Below Moogerah dam for example i have seen a fair few meat fishos using these and when you look at them the wrong way they throw fish heads at you.. pricks. I really dont think people understand thats all they are doing teathering a fish is spoilinng the eating quality and if releasing a fish to upgrade severly hindering its chance of survival

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Re: Tethering fish
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2011, 11:04:25 AM »
Fellas I take fish for a feed these days and use a keeper bag from the Canoe or Kayak.

When I am stationary or drifting its in the water.  When I make a move its on the deck for a minute.

Some one pointed out to me one day that if you inflict a reasonable wound on the fish its probably going to be fatal any way so I would not tether.

If the first fish you catch is just legal length its not much of a feed anyway, let him go and look for the bigger fish.

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Re: Tethering fish
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2011, 01:12:36 PM »
I don't keep fish at all so this might be a silly question.

Why not catch it, kill it and then tether it in the water dead? Seems the same as tethering it live to me? Still keeping it in the cool water which would be better than having it in the yak if you don't have an esky.

 

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