Yesterday while fishing at the Falls I noticed a boat with three fisherman using a long handled gaff to land a striper. I don't know whether they didn't know the rules or they just didn't care, but the buddy made three or for stabs at the fish before he finally got hold of it.They kept the fish, but what if it had been to small to keep? With tree or four holes in and around the head area I suspect the fish might not survive.Iknow those big nets aren't cheap but compared to a hefty fine or a dead fish I think it's worth the extra expense! That's not the first time I have seen gaffs used down there,I looked for the boat when we hit the landing but they had loaded up and left. Nobody likes to start something,but we should maybe spread the word especially when you see someone you haven't seen fishing down there before. A word to the wise!