Are Ray's infesting us?

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Postby gerry » Fri Nov 18, 2005 9:11 pm

Anonymous wrote:why were u concearned about my post jim from cork, i think keeping two to three boxes of ray at this day in age is disgrace family, friends or other wise, but i say we got the wrong end of the stick with gerrys post, he clarified later on so nuff said bout that.
yes Jim; i did give the wrong impression on the message i wrote and ta for your consern just as i do; most if not all my fish are released alive ;


Postby gerry » Fri Nov 18, 2005 9:13 pm

Sean365 wrote:Gerry,
I have never taken a ray. Totally catch and release. I caught quite a few this year and all went back alive. Hopefully they will be back again next year and a few pounds heavier!

The lads I fish with regularly have the same policy especially when it comes to ray.
with respect are you telling me you never take a fish for the table? come on the truth; its just hard to beleave;

Postby Sean365 » Sat Nov 19, 2005 2:04 pm

Gerry, believe it if you wish. Just because you take ray doesnt mean everyone does.

I have no problem with someone taking a fish for the table - thats not going to wipe out the stocks.
I do not agree with someone taking boxes of them though and thats why I replied to this post in the first place.

Personally, I have taken the odd fish of other species but not ray.

I dont fish to catch food...I fish for the enjoyment of fishing and long may it continue!

nuf said.
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Postby The Dirty Fecker » Sat Nov 19, 2005 4:54 pm

Why is it so hard to believe that people do not keep fish? I very rarely keep any fish and try ensure others on the boat do the same. in fact i don't think i kept any fish this year bar a few mackerel for bait. Enthusiastic anglers have long gotten over the 'trophy fish syndrome'. i take photos. if people don't wanna believe - fine. I don't lie. thats just childish and if you think about it, really quite sad... That said if someone really wants to keep a fish i would not argue with them. It's just my personal beliefs. I love fish. I love all sea food. I just like the idea of a fine fish swimming away a lot more!
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Postby geomac » Sat Dec 10, 2005 9:43 pm

gerry I would be interested to know how you cook the ray you catch; and how you prepare them :?:

Postby squalus » Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:20 pm

Rays are still very scarce on the north coast
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