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Old 13-06-2013, 17:37   #16
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I throw them back...
Waste of good alcohol...
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Real sailors take a swig of rum and spit it in the fishes mouth.It does completely knock out the fish when it hits the gills. ----
That's because the fish is terrified that a sailor is going to kiss it.
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Cover their eyes with hand or towel that calms them then one to two strikes above the eyes their brain dead, it works. I should have mentioned it is a Ballpeen hammer the rounded side as it punctures the scull better with whole lots less blood. I was taught this method when fishing as a teenager. I should just admit I hate wasting a good beverage.
I just slip an icepick in the soft spot on the skull just behind the eyes - gets the brain with little blood and fuss. Rubbing alcohol isn't a good beverage...

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Rubbing alcohol isn't a good beverage...

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Fairly well known that beef tastes different if the animal release adrenalin before it dies, hence the unique design of "good" slaughter houses. Likewise lobster tastes better if they have a little vodka in their final bath.


Does the means and method used to,dispatch the fish really make a difference?
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Does the means and method used to,dispatch the fish really make a difference?
Not in the slightest...
Don't eat the things... to many heavy metals..
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i was taught to clean them, while alive...
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I'm a sucker for a good story well told. My first thought reading the OP was WTF? Then, someone suggested calming the fish before beating it senseless. I usually offer white wine and some cheese before getting down to business.

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. If you must denature the alcohol to prevent drinking in a weak moment, mix in something offensive but not poisonous. Fish oil? Garlic?
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Just a clarification:
I have Isopropyl alcohol on board anyway so it's a matter of using what I already have or buying different stuff and taking up more space.
Alcohol takes up space ?????????? Jacko
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Re: Dispatching Fish with Alcohol

Whip a 12 penny nail (biggest) you can find to a 3 ft broom handle. bend in 90 degree angle then sharpen.
Pop em midway tween eyes. worked fishboats awhile idea is get 'em on ice as fast as possible and keep up with line as it comes in no matter what!

For smaller fish a mix of ice and seawater is best. unhook right in slush and toss back in after gutting to wash.
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Not in the slightest...
Don't eat the things... to many heavy metals..
With the death of acid rock, I learned to like Heavy Metal.....

I have dispatched them with a club, or immediate gutting to avoid spoiling the meat. But as a "foodie" if there was a scientific reason for wasting alcohol on a fish, I'd start buying cheap stuff.
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Good Lord, Some of you guys are a real ball!! Heck I carry a good amount of Good Rum aboard, just for medical reasons of course! Im sure not gonna waste any on a fish !! If ya use heavy gear to catch em ya just need to cut the tail and let em drag and then bring em aboard all bled out !! Easy -Pesey And it makes em taste better when they are bled before cleanin them, Just my 2 cents
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Good Lord, Some of you guys are a real ball!! Heck I carry a good amount of Good Rum aboard, just for medical reasons of course! Im sure not gonna waste any on a fish !! If ya use heavy gear to catch em ya just need to cut the tail and let em drag and then bring em aboard all bled out !! Easy -Pesey And it makes em taste better when they are bled before cleanin them, Just my 2 cents
I don't like the thought of making any creature suffer more than absolutely necessary. The concept of wounding them and dragging them behind the boat seems evil to me .... and Zeehag - at first I thought you were joking but I am starting to think you are serious about cleaning fish when they are still alive .... that is disgusting.
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Re: Dispatching Fish with Alcohol

Is this the origin of the term "drinks like a fish?"
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I carry a good amount of Good Rum aboard, just for medical reasons of course!
Of course. Never leave soul trauma untreated.
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