i will get onto the spelling mistakes ecca lol 

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goldenhill pool


Victoria & Biddulph have now secured another water with some excellent fishing large thanks goes out to Eric Payne who has worked relentlessly to help secure the water. it is too late to get it into this year’s permits but it has been well published hope you enjoy. i will further update when I talk to the locals what you can expect to catch


Victoria and Biddulph A.S

Fish Handling

Fish are coated with a protective layer of ‘slime’ that protects them from infection, certain parasites and the effects of water. Any handling of the fish removes this mucilaginous layer and when the animal is returned to water it suffers “water burn”, which is similar to sunburns humans experience. Without their protective mucilaginous layer, the fish are prone to infection and disease. Further, minor scratches and wounds as a result of the fish thrashing about when landed may take longer to heal and may be predisposed to infection. Fighting time during angling should be minimized as this results in systemic lactic acid build-up and fatigue. Cold blooded animals like fish take longer to dispose of lactic acid in their muscles, which further contributes to stress.

Fish should be handled as little as possible and processed quickly. The holding Nets to be that of the legal type and placed into the fish’s natural habitat. Fish should never be pulled by their tail or head as the stretching can inflame the intercalary discs and cause dislocation of the vertebrae. Handling by the operculum can disrupt blood flow to the gills, cause gill capillaries to haemorrhage, all of which seriously affect respiration. Larger fish can be held by supporting their caudal (tail end of the body) and the ventral opercula regions (beneath the pectoral fins). Fish viscera is not well supported by mesenteries and muscle and prolonged out of water handling increases the risk of internal injuries. For the same reason, all fish must be kept in their natural horizontal position.

The most important thing to remember when handling live fish is that fish are living, sensing animals. Fish are extremely sensitive to handling due to their physiochemical makeup and carelessness when handling results in high mortalities.

There is enough equipment on the market for the angler to treat the fish however large with the respect it deserve care costs nothing at all


Victoria and Biddulph A.S Insist care is taken or action will be taken