Originally Posted by mudbug
If you don't get to choose whether or not you are gonna eat it, then it wasn't caught.
I seldom keep any fish I catch, but that is MY choice, not the fault of a poorly set hook or a loose line at the net.
I agree, its in hand if you need the fish as food. If you have caught many and see yourself as a bothersome irritation to the trout
, then in the spirit of being merciful, the lines between caught and hoping to lose the odd fish become blurred.