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Gar Fishing Techniques

At present, gar fishing techniques are very basic and could be more sophisticated. With more time, I would have experimented with circle hooks, which work so well with Amazon arapaima – allowing a fish to take with confidence, but removing the worry of deep hooking.

The practice of looping a rope around the fish to bring it into the boat could also be improved on. (This can sometimes be avoided if there is a place on the bank nearby which is suitable for beaching.)

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