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Holding perch

Discussion in 'Other Species Fishing' started by Steven Ballard, Dec 23, 2017.

  1. Steven Ballard

    Steven Ballard Senior Member

    This is something that's really doing my head in. Supposedly "professional" anglers holding large perch by only the lip. And even more so that these photos are being published and liked all over social media. Does anyone else agree that no fish should be held by just the lip and not supported correctly. As it seems not many people see a problem with it?!
  2. Gavin Hoe-Richardson

    Gavin Hoe-Richardson Senior Member

    Doesn't seem right to me either, the Americans seem to be quite fond of it with bass too.
  3. Graham Young

    Graham Young Senior Member

    Its something that annoys the hell out of me, it can and will damage fish, would it be so readily accepted by some if it was a Roach or a Chub being held like that?