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Old 19.07.2020, 15:10
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Re: Getting started with fishing - kids mostly

Catch and release is, in principle, forbidden in all Switzerland, as it falls under cruelty against animals (without a justified reason, i.e. eating them).
This does not mean that you have to kill every single fish you catch, but you can't fish with the intention of releasing all of them. For example, in some scenarios you may say "it was too small so I released it", but in your case, if you and your kids are fishing with a technique that is clearly for small fish (say for example small roaches near the shore) - it is obvious that you are targeting that fish, thus you can be fined for releasing them.

This means that fishermen usually target the fish that is tasty and practical to eat, and the classic minnows that are fun for kids are likely not. So the only option (beside risking the fine) is to take kids to do "serious" fishing, where you actually aim to catch your dinner.
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