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Is the fishermen's greeting "Petri Heil" accepted all around the world?

This answer is based on the meaning of "Petri Heil", I have hardly any first hand knowledge of the use of this phrase. For starters it is certainly restricted to countries where the majority religion ...
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How do you remove a fishhook from a human?

I disagree greatly with all previous answers. Pushing the hook the rest of the way through is very painful and takes much longer than the method I describe below. My preferred method is to wrap some ...
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What do fishing regulations mean by "no bait?"

Alaska Department of fish and Game: Statewide Definitions Bait means any substance applied to fishing gear for the purpose of attracting fish by scent, including fish eggs in any form, natural or ...
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How do you remove a fishhook from a human?

Often the best solution is to get some fine nosed pliers and push the point of the hook out and through, making an 'exit wound'. This is often preferable to trying to pull a barbed hook back the way ...
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Is it really necessary to gut a fish?

Depending on your situation, you don't have to necessarily gut the fish, but in that case should cook it much longer than you otherwise would. Parasites are a concern, and the innards will make it ...
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Is the fishermen's greeting "Petri Heil" accepted all around the world?

I grew up in Italy, in a fishermen's village on the Adriatic Sea. I never heard this expression, and I am pretty sure I've never heard it anywhere in the Mediterranean. Furthermore, I think that a "...
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Why do some people stand inside the river fishing?

Fishing in a river while wearing waders permits me to fish down stream and positioning my lures in the spot that is only possible while being in the water. This also helps me to avoid the many snags ...
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What are good baits for crabbing?

Rotten fish. That's all I need to say. Crabs go mad for rotten fish in a net bag. If you can't get your hands on rotten fish, raw chicken is probably the next best thing and is certainly easier to ...
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Can fish sense a person's heartbeat from vibrations through the line?

The answer is no under most conditions. And even if they could, it is unlikely that it would scare the fish. First the physics. No matter how sensitive fish are to vibrations in the water, a fish ...
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Is the fishermen's greeting "Petri Heil" accepted all around the world?

In case you do not mind a regional-based mutation, among Czech fishermen a very similar greeting can be heard: "Petru zdar!" or "Petrův zdar", which has the same meaning as "Petri Heil". However, I ...
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Went fishing on the river for full day, caught one fish; normal?

Sounds fairly normal for a not so great day. That's why it's called 'Fishing' and not 'Catching'! Size and color choice for lures has a lot to do with success as well. The traditional wisdom is ...
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What are good baits for crabbing?

I asked my wife about this - she's from the Chesapeake Bay area, and is the daughter of a Navy man who loves fishing, so she knows a few things about what bait to use for crabs. Her recommendation ...
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What do fishing regulations mean by "no bait?"

Yes it means no bait as in absence of bait. Single as apposed to double, triple, ... hooks Fish will strike at lures / spinners. Especially if they don't have much experience with fisherman. ...
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How do you remove a fishhook from a human?

The usual place this happens is a finger, ear, occasional other places. If you are close to town, and have good insurance by all means, tape it in place to minimize movement, and go see a doctor. I'...
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Where/how can I catch American signal crayfish in the UK?

First things first you need to contact the correct authorities. You require written permission to trap crayfish in the UK. There was an episode of River Cottage where they trapped them on the River ...
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Fishing Rods: One Piece or Two Piece

I fish for everything from 9" brook trout to 15 lb. bluefish to 40 lb. striped bass on both fly rod and spinning tackle, and honestly I don't think I would say that one is better than the other except ...
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License Not Needed for Fishing in County of Residence

The section you've quoted does not say you can fish everywhere in your home county without a license. The exemption applies only when you are on your homestead (or your spouse's, kid's, etc.). Note ...
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What tool(s) would be helpful for unhooking fish?

The best tool I have found for this is a Hemostat. Source They are long and thin, enabling you to reach in and get to fishhooks that are deep inside and can be locked onto the hook. It's also ...
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When to kill and bleed a fish

Important to note that specific state regulations could apply to your situation. For instance, my state has a fishing regulation which states: "It is unlawful for any person to possess a fish in any ...
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Is the fishermen's greeting "Petri Heil" accepted all around the world?

I grew up in a fishing community on islands north of Scotland, and never once heard this. The folks up there used English and Norse greetings, but not a German one, so I would imagine it is German-...
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Easiest way to preserve a fishing catch - with cooking or pickling

SALT Before refrigeration salt was the primary means of preserving fish. As you mention in your question filleting them is a a good first step, they should also be dried to reduce the amount of salt ...
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How do you remove a fishhook from a human?

I have seen a doctor perform the removal of a hook embedded in the skin. As most have pointed out, the first best thing is medical attention I won't dare argue against that sound advice. But, one ...
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Difference between tippet and plain old mono or fluorocarbon?

You CAN use the fluorocarbon for tippet. In fact many high quality tippets ARE made of fluorocarbon. What you get by buying the smaller roll of tippet is portability and the ability to conveniently ...
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Why couldn't you eat frozen bait shrimp?

Live shrimp are just that, alive. You can use the fact that they are alive to determine that they are reasonably safe to eat. However frozen shrimp do not have that built-in check. The FDA and other ...
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Fishing Rods: One Piece or Two Piece

If you are looking at two piece rods because of their more compact size, you may also want to consider telescoping rods. I've had (3) telescoping rods & all but the Amazon-special-carbon-fiber ...
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What is this fish hook type called?

Spade Hook That is very simply called an eyeless hook or a spade hook. Spade hooks are old school, but there are enough people that still say they're preferable to eyed hooks, in fly fishing at ...
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Why do some fisheries have a lower size limit and others have an upper size limit for keeping fish?

A lower size limit is designed to allow a fish to reach breeding age before it can be taken. An upper size limit is designed to prevent the most effective breeders from being taken. It is based on ...
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Transporting Large Amounts of Fish

You can still buy those coolers at area grocery stores. If you're headed out of San Diego (where I'm at), I could give you the names of specific locations. There are also processors that will be ...
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Any reason to prefer bow-fishing over rod-fishing?

It seems that your question is about efficacy of the method. I'm not a bow fishermen, but I know that some plankton feeders, such as the asian carp and the silver carp will not easily take a lure or a ...
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