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#1
The kickboat guys have to start thinking about getting rid of keepnets!!

Another KBT event and my Facebook feed is once again filled with unhealthy looking fish sporting SHREDDED red tails.

Every single event on Southpaw's FB feed has fish with red shredded tails.

Your livewell designs suck! The fish are constantly sweeping their tails against plastic mesh.

Please Please Please!!! Embrace Catch-Photo-Release. It's not that hard. If the Americans with their abundance of fish thinks it's the way to go, then us, with a far more pressured and fragile resource have no excuse.
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#2
Fully agree. CPR is an accepted method overseas and has been tried and tested. There is also no reason why this method should not be in use in boat tournaments as well. Especially those held in spring during the spawn where every fish caught of the bed and kept in a live well effectively results in the deaths of hundreds of bass due to the unattended eggs or fry being devoured.
All it takes is the will power to implement this. All the large fisheries in the Western Cape are in a poor state. Let's try to preserve them so our kids can also enjoy them.
There is tons of info on Google. I have attached a sample of the info available about CPR.
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#3
Bassmar Wrote:Fully agree. CPR is an accepted method overseas and has been tried and tested. There is also no reason why this method should not be in use in boat tournaments as well. Especially those held in spring during the spawn where every fish caught of the bed and kept in a live well effectively results in the deaths of hundreds of bass due to the unattended eggs or fry being devoured.
All it takes is the will power to implement this. All the large fisheries in the Western Cape are in a poor state. Let's try to preserve them so our kids can also enjoy them.
There is tons of info on Google. I have attached a sample of the info available about CPR.
<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://fishkats.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2016_kats_cpr_instructions.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://fishkats.com/wp-content/uploads/ ... ctions.pdf</a><!-- m -->
<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.kayakfishingfocus.com/five-catch-photo-release-cpr-tournament-protips/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.kayakfishingfocus.com/five-c ... t-protips/</a><!-- m -->
<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="https://www.kayakbassfishing.com/home/cpr/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">https://www.kayakbassfishing.com/home/cpr/</a><!-- m -->
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#4
Sho, the well being of the fish we target and release has been debated at length here over the years and although suggestions and constructive criticism might be contrary to the age old ways of doing things, sooner or later an amicable compromise must be reached whilst putting the fish first.

I still think the biggest stumbling block and hindrance to change is the 'perceived" dishonesty of fishermen when it comes down to ego and prizes, i.o.w. winning. :roll:
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#5
Riprap Wrote:I still think the biggest stumbling block and hindrance to change is the 'perceived" dishonesty of fishermen when it comes down to ego and prizes, i.o.w. winning. :roll:

I don't buy this particular hindrance when it comes to CPR. There are many little or zero effort methods that make cheating with CPR far harder than with traditional weighing.

A far greater hindrance is the perception that length as a measure of a fish's quality is not the same as weight. We've all caught 2kg pot-belly shorties as well as 2kg string-beans - did it make any difference in our minds? You're going to work just as hard for a long fish as you are for a heavy fish, you're going to need to be just as lucky or skilled too catch one as well.
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#6
That's why I used the word "perceived" Toadee.
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BFSA
#7
I would love to put the theory to a live test.At the next kbt,compare the results from fish weighed and see if it matches fish being measured.
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#8
Toadee, you remind me of a Jehovahs witness. Keep coming back with the same story to someone thats not interested. We fish a venue 1 out of 365 days a year, that's 0.0027% of the year that our livewells touch fish. "locals" kill and eat bass 365 days a year. My suggestion is if you really want to make a difference, try and change their minds. Statistically I just dont see us having an impact.
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toph2o Wrote:Toadee, you remind me of a Jehovahs witness. Keep coming back with the same story to someone thats not interested. We fish a venue 1 out of 365 days a year, that's 0.0027 % of the year that our livewells touch fish. "locals" kill and eat bass 365 days a year. My suggestion is if you really want to make a difference, try and change their minds. Statistically I just dont see us having an impact.

The 'Yes, but Hillary' argument is not how you debate a point. Address the issue at hand.

1. Do you agree/disagree that fish held in kickboat livewells show signs of moderate to severe fin damage?
2. Do you think something in this regard needs to change? Why or why not?
3. Do you think that CPR is a good or bad idea and why?

And I come back with the same story because I give a damn. and am trying to make a difference, however small. How about you?
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#10
I agree with Toadee. Not all anglers treat the fish with the necessary care.

And to be honest, dragging a keepnet around the whole day, gets old really quick.

As Smurf suggested, maybe do a trail run on CPR and see how it goes.
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#11
Dragging a keepnet all day... I would have considered the above a long time ago!
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BFSA
#12
It goes way beyond shredded tails in my mind (one just has to look at the stats of fish mortality rates after being kept in a livewell) but this just adds one more reason to the list to switch to cpr. Imo when they finally do switch to CPR they will be wondering (like us): "why the hell didn't we do this sooner?"

The only way this point will hit home is if someone organises a rival competition trail in the western cape with CPR. The organisers of the KBT have made it clear that they aren't changing.
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#13
We joined the KZN crew at one of their comps last year where CPR was practiced. Love the idea but I must say, it was not an easy task at all.
I did wonder how many phones they had lost in the past :blue-doubt:
But I would imagine, with time one gets the hang of it.
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And this was way back in Nov 2014!
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