Catch and Release Fishing: Throw the Big Ones Back

To protect its big fish population, Nueltin Lake in Manitoba has instituted a maximum-size restriction requiring anglers to release trophy-sized lake trout back into the water.

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At Nueltin Lake, guide George Merasty can pose with the big fish for photographs, but must release them back into the waters under the lake's "no-trophy" rule, put in place to preserve the genetic population.
PHOTO: PAUL VON BAICH