Catching and caring for released Samson fish

The Samson Science research project has created protocols aimed at maximising the survival of fish to be released by anglers. These protocols have been developed from fishing activities over the last few years from the spawning aggregations:-

Please download and read the brochure before heading out Samson fishing this season. Remember that these fish are spawning and need to be carefully handled and released to ensure the future of one of our iconic sport fisheries.

From the fisheries website:


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Dean's picture

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Date Joined: 23/02/07

Yep good info adam, also

Tue, 2007-11-27 18:41

Yep good info adam, also taking a trip on a jigging charter is a good Idea IMO gives you a chance to actually see how the fish are handled and would better prepare you for when you go out there yourself.

dogsoldier's picture

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Date Joined: 04/11/05

Just dont forget to take a

Tue, 2007-11-27 20:27

Just dont forget to take a couple of different sized release weights

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