The Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network

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Code of Practice - Tope

Save Our Sharks have released a Code of Best Practice for tope fishing, which has been approved by the NFSA, SACN, SFSA, Shark Trust and the UK shark tagging program.

In summary it outlines that whilst tope may look big and tough creatures they are actually quite delicate especially when out of the water.

The Code has been written so that any angler conversant with it can enjoy their tope angling secure in the knowledge that if they follow it they will cause the minimum of damage they are lucky enough to encounter.

Key points it reinforces are that a gut hooked fish is generally down to bad angling practice and may be avoided by striking early, and that releasing a tope at the side of the boat is the preferred method.

The full code may be found here

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