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"Only photos of fish that appear to have been caught legally and be in a releasable condition are permitted. We are dedicated towards a conservation approach to angling in this great province."

In particular "We are dedicated towards a conservation approach to angling in this great province."

What are you saying, if I keep my fish then I'm against all this? I understand and respect the fact you would like to keep it a "Live" picture archive only, but the way this rule reads is like a slap in the face for those of us who enjoy to keep a mess of trout so that we may enjoy a nice feed; because like you, I too am dedicated towards a conservation approach to angling in this great province.

I'm a little disappointed, gotta be honest. I keep my fish to eat them and I do not waste. I switch up my spots to not fish out the holes.
I respect the rules, limits and regulations and take care of the environment while I fish, even clean up after those before me that don't' have so much respect.

I want my children to enjoy the sport and industry as I have. Would you agree the opinion in the rule could just be removed and leave it at -
Only photos of fish that appear to have been caught legally and be in a releasable condition are permitted.

Why the dig?
 

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"Only photos of fish that appear to have been caught legally and be in a releasable condition are permitted. We are dedicated towards a conservation approach to angling in this great province."

In particular "We are dedicated towards a conservation approach to angling in this great province."

What are you saying, if I keep my fish then I'm against all this? I understand and respect the fact you would like to keep it a "Live" picture archive only, but the way this rule reads is like a slap in the face for those of us who enjoy to keep a mess of trout so that we may enjoy a nice feed; because like you, I too am dedicated towards a conservation approach to angling in this great province.

I'm a little disappointed, gotta be honest. I keep my fish to eat them and I do not waste. I switch up my spots to not fish out the holes.
I respect the rules, limits and regulations and take care of the environment while I fish, even clean up after those before me that don't' have so much respect.

I want my children to enjoy the sport and industry as I have. Would you agree the opinion in the rule could just be removed and leave it at -
Only photos of fish that appear to have been caught legally and be in a releasable condition are permitted.

Why the dig?
I agree! This is a very good point.
 
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Hey may I comment your post by another question: how come someone "who enjoys a mess of trout" can seriously present himself as a conservation-oriented fishermen? This is 2010, the brook trout is facing extinction in some systems, or at least you will agree that the fishing is nowhere close to what it used to be. It is easy to accuse the abusers and the polluters (to anticipate your next comment). Just multiply the few messes of trout you keep each year by the number of licensed anglers in this province, you dont have to blame poachers for the dissapearing of trout. If you are truly concerned by conservation, this is a no-brainer, release all your trout, show the example. Eat bass! And dont question that photo policy. Anglers have to evolve, this is not the stone age anymore. Try just once to release a nice trout, take pictures if it is a trophy. You will enjoy it and people will still believe that you are a great fisherman. The fishery will be dead in 15 years if nothing changes. Think globally, act locally.
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Industrial fishing is what is killing our fishing economy....that and company's like BP who can't do damage control.

Not so much the little fisherman who catches his limit when going out for a day trip.

Industrial overfishing, overfishing, overfishing, and netting...these are some REAL reasons trout and fish populations are low; not so much the fishing community who buy a personal license.

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Don't forget about the ever rising $conservation fee$ and $restocking fee$ we pay for year after year

If these fees are being used where they say they are, shouldn't we be replacing the few trout we keep in a season?
 
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As long as individual anglers dont admit they have an impact (especially those who pretend to be conservationists) there is no hope.

Have you ever tried to fish a river that has been catch and release only for a few years? How can you explain that that there are way more fish in those stretches? there is illegal netting and pollution on those rivers too.

Abuse of all sorts and pollution kills the fishery big time, i agree. But in a river where the trout have taken a toll, every fish killed has an impact. By defending their so-called "right" to keep trout, people are just putting the last nails in the coffin, and feel perfectly fine to do so. It is too easy to accuse others. Anyway, your opinion is made already. Have fun fishing.
 

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I am with deadfish & gdog on this one
I do keep a few trout for a feed and my kids have each kept the first trout they caught so I see no harm in that. I am talking less than 10 trout a season
 

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As long as individual anglers dont admit they have an impact (especially those who pretend to be conservationists) there is no hope.

Have you ever tried to fish a river that has been catch and release only for a few years? How can you explain that that there are way more fish in those stretches? there is illegal netting and pollution on those rivers too.

Abuse of all sorts and pollution kills the fishery big time, i agree. But in a river where the trout have taken a toll, every fish killed has an impact. By defending their so-called "right" to keep trout, people are just putting the last nails in the coffin, and feel perfectly fine to do so. It is too easy to accuse others. Anyway, your opinion is made already. Have fun fishing.
So you probably didn't eat any trouts the last 10 yrs eh? Nothing wrong to do some C&R and also to keep some trouts once in a while, even if they are small ones for a nice lunch on the fire.
 
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yea that is it. I dont keep any at all unless I hurt it too much. Usually a couple small ones every year. It has been about 7 years now. I used to keep about 10 a season before. So just that has maybe "saved" 60-70 trout from my local rivers. Or allowed a kid or another angler to catch a fish. Sorry to have chosen a confrontationist tone, but I just hope you will think about it the next time you are about to bonk a trout.
 

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I do not feel like a serious trout angler who kills every fish he/she kills can consider themselves a conservationist, however there should be nothing wrong with someone who enjoys the odd feed of small trout. It is not fair to say that everyone who does not release every single fish they catch cannot be truly concerned with conservation.
 

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There is nothing wrong with eating a few trout . If you don't , fine , but don't try and brow beat others because they do .
The trout limit is very conservative , and in my experience the trout fishing is actually getting a little better .
I eat trout and I release trout , not a thing wrong with doing either one .
 

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I agree the browbeating is a might tired. However I certainly don't think the hi-lighted portion has to be interpreted as a dig either.

Simple really. Don't post photos of dead fish here. It's in the terms and conditions that you agreed to when you signed up.
 

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I agree with conservation but what gets me is all the people who keep trout that are 3, 4, 5 inches long, put those back and let them grow so someone else might have a chance to catch it later, last year friends and I would keep our limit everytime we would go fishing but after reading and watching alot about fishing, I decided to only keep 1 every time and only if is was over 12" ,and if they were smaller I would put them back.
 

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I agree with conservation but what gets me is all the people who keep trout that are 3, 4, 5 inches long, put those back and let them grow so someone else might have a chance to catch it later, last year friends and I would keep our limit everytime we would go fishing but after reading and watching alot about fishing, I decided to only keep 1 every time and only if is was over 12" ,and if they were smaller I would put them back.
Conventional wisdom would argue that it is just the opposite. The ones that are big have more eggs and the kind of DNA we want to make sure is passed along.

Don't get me wrong I don't care what folks do, just replying to your comment.
 

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Conventional wisdom would argue that it is just the opposite. The ones that are big have more eggs and the kind of DNA we want to make sure is passed along.

Don't get me wrong I don't care what folks do, just replying to your comment.
your righ we should let the bigger ones go that is why I will only keep one
 

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Bradley is right, it is much better to be releasing the big trout and keeping the smaller guys. I don't keep very many trout but when I do I try keep a maximum size limit of around 10 inches. My personal opinion is the bag limit should be only 2 trout instead of 5. Most of us would never keep 5 trout every time we go out, but some people keep their limit every outing. My 2 cents worth.
 

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I ,for one, seldom keep any fish..any species. That is what my camera is for. The only time I do is if the fish is harmed to the point it would not survive. If i want a feed of fish, I buy it. And yes, I have heard arguements about farmed fish, chemicals etc..There is no "clean" water anymore. All lakes, streams etc...have air born chemicals, leeching from farmlands, industry and local pollution...especially in NB. But, hey..that is just my point of view. If you insist on keeping them..please take the babies and leave the adults...the ones that spawn and replace the babies you take and follow the rules for size limits, number limits etc..I for one would not hesitate to open my mouth and say something to anyone fishing illegaly...also have a cell phone with DNR on speed dial. I want to be able to fish until i cannot...i want my children and their children to fish too. The rules are there to protect and and replenish stocks...following them is easy...break them and you insult all those that follow them and have no regard for the future or the species you hunt for sport.
 
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