Humane fishing- a must for flyfishermen
When fishing our beautiful rivers, be aware that these trout need a long time to grow up in the cold waters. To preserve these natural stocks, the daily catch must be limited and all precautions should be taken not to bless or harm the fish that takes your fly.
Please note that Swiss animal welfare legislation is applicable on fish and states:
- fishing with barbless hooks only (exceptions in lakes possible)
Furthermore, you have to do all what is possible to reduce any harm to the fish
- drill as short as possible
Under certain circumstances, the fish in the mountain rivers take the fly eagerly. On these days, we suggest to fly-fish without hooks, whenever not fishing for a trout you want to release. This may be a new experience for most fishermen, but believe me, it's great fun and will never harm any fish.
Read: "Hookless Fly-Fishing Is a Humane Advance " published by Pete Bodo in "The New York Times "