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Fish Care Code of Conduct - The fish are the future, treat them with respect.

All anglers must use a large, knotless mesh landing net and large padded unhooking mat for all fish.
Carp sacks and keepnets are prohibited. Fish may only be retained in a landing net or retainer for a short period of time to arrange photography
Fish must never be left un-attended on the mat at any time and must be kept wet at all times.
When photographing fish watches, rings and any other articles which may damage them must be removed and the fish held low over the mat; anglers must not stand up with them.
Any hook holds and other damage should be treated with a proprietory antiseptic (eg Korda Carp Care kit) but care must be taken to avoid the gills and eyes.
When moving the fish use a landing net, weigh sling or zip mat, never carry the fish unsupported.
 Fish should be returned as soon as possible after capture, support them in the water until they have recovered before releasing.
Any badly damaged, diseased or dead fish must be reported to Theale Fisheries immediately.


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