Report a tagged Northern Pike or Sea Trout here! Please take your time and contribute to our conservational studies.
Tagging of Norhern Pikes
The research project was initiated by FishYourDream.com and we studied the movement, growth, and reproduction of Northern Pike in the Baltic. Also the study has taught us about the effects of catch and release on Northern Pike. All clients who was successful in the this Pike-fishing received a release certificate illustrated by the Gotland artist Inger Segerberg. The certificate hold info about the fish in question and also about the angler making this contribution. If the Pike later on is caught again, an email with info about this specific fish will be sent to the angler. Conservation and fun at the same time!
As the number of tagged Pikes decrease, since the tagging has stopped, it becomes more and more important that recaptures are released in the future. The value of each individual as an “ambassador” will be higher every time it is recaptured. New data can be added to previous facts. So it is important that all re-captures is reported further on.
When you catch a tagged Northern Pike, be sure to note length, ID-number on the tag, condition (looking healthy, has boils and so on) and where it was caught. Please remember that fishing for Norhern Pike (as well as Perch) is prohibited in the sea of Gotland between March 1:stand May 31:st.
In this context we would like to direct a big THANKS to all of you that has reported!
Even though the project is finished there is still possible to target Northern Pike with us.
Tagging of Sea Trout
FishYourDream.com cooperates with the Gotland County administration on collecting information about Sea Trout spawning streams. During the spawning season Trouts are examined and tagged.
Caught a pike with one of these tags?
Releasing a fish
When you release a fish, handle it as little as possible. Make sure your hands are wet, use a knot-less net, use a proper tool to remove the hook. If the fish is to be weighed, do it in a soaked, wide bag or similar. When releasing, hold it in the tail and under the belly. Drag it back and forth in the water, so water flows over the gills. Do not release it until it sets off by itself! Also think of reducing the fight, a fish that is fought way to long gets high levels of lactic acid and might die from poisoning. Finally, barbless hooks will increase the survival chances considerably.