Dealing With Lost Hooks

Angler's Mail|November 26, 2019

Dealing With Lost Hooks
The well-travelled freshwater biologist and top angler brings you his fascinating weekly insight into the secret lives of fish.
Dr Ian Welch

RIDGEMONKEY WINNER

Q How are fish able to get rid of lost hooks? B. Osborne, Middlesex.

A Leaving aside the numerous issues relating to rig mechanics and rig safety that clearly play a part in hook loss, there are times when we all leave a hook in a fish, sometimes in the lips, sometimes deeper in the mouth and sometimes in the back of the throat or in the gut, the nightmare scenario for many anglers.

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November 26, 2019