Part 2 of our “Sustainable Fishing” series was devoted to taking fish independently. In this post, we are now supplementing the topic with information about the use of rubber baits and what alternatives are available here …

Soft bait fans know it: the chemical scent that escapes from the bait is not a pleasure. After all, these are plasticizers that keep the rubber pliable. If you lose the bait – which is often the case when fishing for pikeperch on rivers with block banks – a good portion of plastic, including plasticizers, ends up in the water.

Rubbers: Non-Toxic on the Rise

For some years now, manufacturers have been trying to find “healthy, pollutant-free” alternatives. For example , “Jigfreak” from Austria or “FlexiFix” and “Iron Claw” (singer) from Germany produce, according to their own statements, “non-toxic” products.

It is obvious that plastic is not “healthy” in water. Leave it to the angler’s sense of responsibility whether or not to fish in particularly tricky sections of water.

Our next topic: “Forage: With measure and aim”

The next “Sustainable Fishing” focus topic, which we would like to bring closer to you, revolves around the moderate use of feed and why excessive amounts of feed can be dangerous …

© Text: Stefan Tesch, Fisch Ahoi: www.fischahoi.at