Don't German angling laws *require* all fish over a certain size to be killed?
It seems to me this must represent a far far higher mortality rate than merely taking the odd fish for the pot, so how are German fisheries doing? Judging by some opinions expressed here, they must be virtually empty (or are those German anglers sneakily returning the fish when nobody's looking? )
All fish in germany are required to be killed when caught thats the green party for fortunatly their pike anglers are condtantly challenging this ethos and catch and release is becoming more popular.
I have eaten most things that move including most coarse fish and would do so again but not on a regular basis, I think that the amount of anglers who have taken perch/pike will be quite high in fact I would say that the proliferation of carp angling and the ethos behind that is what brings the whole fish preservation debate to a head as untill carp fishing became the no1 pursuit any debate like this would have been seen as ridiculos. Does anyone remember when clubcards carried size limits on fih above which you would be alowed to keep what you caught?
ps squirrels are lovely but dont even think bout taking a red to eat.