Fishing and loose in sport fishing: ecological and sustainable leisure

 Sport fishing, based on fishing and loose, is a major supporter of biodiversity preservation. Uniting sport, leisure, sustainability and tourism, the practice of fishing and loose conquers fishermen who value respect for nature and are passionate about the diversity of fish in Brazil. 

Fishing attracts people of all ages by offering leisure, fun, connection with nature and quality time between friends and family. 

The focus of sport fishing is exactly this: to enable fishing without the purpose of marketing, that is, fishermen can enjoy the relaxing moment of fishing, exercise the practice, meet new species of fish and even compete in groups of fishermen, without the ultimate goal of consumption or sale of fish.

It is a modality for those passionate about fishing, who fish in a sporty way and as a leisure, fleeing the hectic routine and finding a balance point in fishing. 

Fishing and loose: the importance for the preservation of biodiversity

Fishing and dropping, as the name says, is the sport fishing modality in which fishermen, after hooking the fish, return it to their habitat as a symbol of respect for nature and preservation of local biodiversity.

So the fish is still alive in its natural habitat, the genetics is not modified and it can continue to reproduce, keeping its species.

In sport fishing, the biggest attraction of the fisherman is the fish. He can, of course, admire and photograph the fish, after all, fisherman who is a born fisherman values the species and wants to share his achievement with more people!

However, he also has a duty to return the fish to the water in good surviving condition, taking care when hooking and handling it. 

As in a cycle, the fish returned to its habitat ensures the possibility that another fisherman can hook it and also admire it. 

Sport fishing is an activity that rejoices, promotes a rest and creates a sense of community, because fishermen create groups, forums, teams and become partners. It’s a great network of friendship! 

Sport fishing X Predatory or professional fishing: differences

When it comes to the difference between fishing modalities, the act of releasing fish is a game changer.

Sport fishing has the central objective of catching fish of various species, such as in a sport where the focus is to hook the greatest variety.This is what makes the sport fisherman happy and ensures the preservation of the species!

In predatory or professional fishing, practitioners catch fish in order to eat or market them.  

The fishing and loose mode is so important and functional that it does not even affect Piracema. In the rivers where the sport is released, the fish have started the climb before, so the sow has already been done and piracema will not be affected. 

Fishing and loose: laws that help preserve biodiversity and species

In the practice of fishing and loosening the subject is serious: there are even laws that reinforce the mandatory preservation and maintenance of species based on rules, such as the Law of Quota Zero, which covers some Brazilian states, such as Goiás, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais and Tocantins. 

Similar models are already a reality in countries such as Argentina, Chile, the United States and some nations of Europe. It’s a trend that’s come to stay and is constantly growing. 

In the case of the Brazilian Regulation Quota Law, the objective is the conservation of ecosystems and biomes. According to the law, it is possible to practice fishing and loose and even consume some fish on the riverbank or ranches, however, this depends on the species and size, which varies according to each state. Keep an eye out!

However, it is strictly forbidden to transport the fish, that is, it is not possible to take any specimens home, let alone to market in any way. 

In addition, according to Law N 11,959, which provides for the National Policy for the Sustainable Development of Aquaculture and Fisheries, the sports fisherman is a natural person who is licensed by the authority to practice fishing without economic purposes.

Sport fishing: how to practice fishing and loose?

The sport fishing type fishing and loose has been spread in Brazil as one of the most sought after tourist and leisure activities. 

Whether for fun, leisure, sports or the search for greater connection with nature, fishing is the choice of many Brazilians who go after the perfect conditions for fishing: location, equipment, accommodation and quality time, besides becoming scholars of the species and dreaming of catching specific fish, such as Piraíba and Pirarara and other large catfish, the “heavyweights” of fresh water. 

For those who practice sport fishing, fishing and dropping is already an automatic action. 

However, for the fishing and loose system to work and bring benefit in fact it is necessary to be careful and know how to return the fish correctly, that is, keeping it alive and healthy. 

For correct management, it is necessary to minimize the stress of fish. 

The golden key at this point is to know as much as possible the characteristics of each species to be caught and how to proceed both in the hook and return, besides taking care of the baits, hooks and the handling of the fish. 

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fishing and loose
fishing and loose

Have you ever heard the expression “today the river is not for fish”? Yes, the conditions are not always ideal. However, it is necessary that the fisherman has knowledge of how to face obstacles and adapt the conditions, always taking care of the health of the fish caught. 

In the planning of sport fishing, first of all, it is important to check the fishing license and ensure that it is up to time, choose the place carefully – aiming to find the species sought – and have at hand all the accessories and equipment, which can vary according to the species that the fisherman wishes to hook. 

In addition, the fisherman may use some techniques to minimally affect the fish, such as:

– Handle the fish in the water whenever possible and in the shortest possible time;

– When handling the fish out of the water, keep your hands wet to avoid removing mucus that protects the fish;

– Be careful and patient when pulling the fish, leaving time for it to adapt to the pressure of the water and out of it;

– Agility to handle it, photograph it and the like, to return it as soon as possible.

Fishing resort for safe sport fishing: perfect location and variety of species

Fishing is a charming activity that promotes benefits for physical and mental health, as well as working valuable life skills such as concentration, patience, memory and persistence. 

So why not direct all efforts just to this practice so charming, interesting and fun?

In the search for the fishing site, it is important to have in mind two major points to make the decision:

1 – The fishing region, i.e. the river, lake and the like. Each natural space houses a specific diversity of fish, so it is interesting to analyze and choose according to the species you want and the local biodiversity;

2 – The accommodations, which must be comfortable so that you can rest, have meals and other activities in the middle of fishing, as is possible in a fishing resort.

A fishing resort not only guarantees an excellent variety of fish by being strategically located, but also offers quality accommodation, restaurants, other activities for children and teenagers and, the icing on the cake: equipment, local guides, speedboats and everything needed for excellent fishing and loose practice.

When it comes to fishing and loose, the help of the guide is very important, after all, he will know how to indicate specific places where fish usually appear more and assist in preserving the life of the fish, if necessary. 

In addition, having quality equipment and ideal for fishing makes all the difference: the chances of success – and sharp snares – are much higher.

At Canton Fishing Resort, the fisherman, his family and his friends have comfortable and spacious accommodations, breathtaking nature views, a high-cuisine restaurant that values Portuguese-Brazilian cuisine and, of course, the main character: the location.

The fishing resort Canton Fishing Resort is located in the delta at the end of Bananal Island (the largest river island in the world), which in turn is situated between the Javaé and Araguaia rivers, in the Canton’s environmental reserve, offering fishermen a privileged location.

In this passage, live some of the species most coveted by fishermen, such as: Piraíba, Pirarara, Pirarucu, Peacock Bass and Tambaqui. It is the ideal place to conquer the fishing of these freshwater trophies!

Come and meet and live araguaia in a full, comfortable and luxurious fishing and lodging experience! 

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