Totally your call. If in a boat, you can keep them alive in a keeper net until you pack up, then kill & fillet them immediately. On the rocks, if you use a keeper net, the net (and fish) can get chewed by eels hiding in the rocks! (This happened to me) so I tried keeping them alive in the bucket, but they kept jumping out! Now I half decapitate them immediately I catch them & put them in fresh salt water.
Most folk slit their throat & break their neck. I only chop the back of their neck (cutting their spine in the process until they 'phart') because they are so strong & difficult to hold whilst upside down when you are standing on rocks, I was getting cuts from their spines all over my hands! So now, I grab them from the net using a towell (which I wrap all around them, as they are so feisty & easy to drop as they are so slippery!) and HOld them down whilst basically almost decapitating them!
See what suits you when you catch them!|
Edited by Roberta, 19 September 2007 - 05:27 PM.