Make the Best of Small Fish

For the honest angler who will admit to catching them, here's some advice on preserving and cleaning small fish.

small fish - start of the filleting process
Practice and patience make perfect when filleting small fry. Here I've made an incision along the upward-facing side of the backbone, and am slicing through the skin around the skull and down to the rear of the side fin. Next, I'll peel the flesh from top to bottom away from the body, using my knife to free the meat from the ribs.
Tom Cwynar