September 30, 2022


Definition of catch-and-release

The practice of catching fish for sport and not harvest, where the fish is released relatively unharmed back to the water immediately after being landed. This is a conservationist practice intended to allow others the opportunity to catch the same fish again and again and is often a regulation for certain waterways to enhance the species of that water. First adopted by trout anglers but has become a widely accepted practice for all gamefish species.

Variations of the term catch-and-release

• CnR
• C&R
• no-kill

How to use catch-and-release in a sentence

This section of Oil Creek is catch-and-release only.

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