Good looking birds. Wild duck or goose are some of the best tasting meats you can put on your plate IMO.
Here's one from a couple of years ago.....
Poor duck but if God didint want us to eat animals he wouldnet have made them so god damn tasty! we are having some venison tonight mmmmm......
[/QUOTE]It's the same over here Steve, pike are put back alive to fight another day. I ask because we see TV programmes about survival techniques etc and although a different scenario, the pike caught are taken for food and I wondered if the species was on the menu in general. The meat is awful, I tried it once and it was like eating cotton wool and needles.
Here's a photo taken this year of my daughter and her rainbow trout. We go fly fishing on occasion and although she hasn't mastered the casting technique I let her bring the fish in. This was the biggest trout I ever hooked and I gave the rod to her before I realised how big it was. [/QUOTE]
Very nice trout !
I fish with spinning gear, and have never tried fly fishing, but it is popular here too.
Pike are not eaten generally, but some do. In the little lake that I fish, I saw a guy
once with 5 or 6 on a stringer who was going to remove them from the lake
because, as he said: "This is a Musky lake, eh.....", thinking that he could
single-handedly cleanse the lake of all the Pike in it !
It is illegal here to let game fish spoil.