You may notice the thread moved to the Lodge Den and is closed to further comments.
Here's why: my fault for not removing it as soon as I spotted it. Before any of us begin to bicker over retaining and eating trout or any other fish remember this. The person who started that thread may not have had the intention of stirring emotions regarding his choices in keeping his fish but I seriously doubt that.
I will venture a guess that 90% of the serious fly fishers here C&R fish. I don't think that threads with videos attached of people using spinning gear and telling me how good trout taste are an accident. I believe they are meant to dig into me a little.
I am not opposed to the harvest of fish in areas where there is a population capable of sustaining harvest. However this is a Fly Fishing Forum and posts should be about fly fishing not spin fishing at a trout park.
These are Copper River Sockeye caught by netting.
No I am not some Bambi type who shudders at the sight of a dead fish. I do however release all trout - steelhead trout - grayling and char that are caught. I retain around 30 salmon per year but have stopped killing kings altogether. Of the salmon I catch I release 90% of them. I fish for the other species for sport only.
All those fish were killed immediately when landed or netted, photos of live fish are carefully orchestrated to limit the stress on the fish to be released.