51cm (20") in length with 600mm, 550lb Survival PARACORD Lanyard Aluminium mini baseball bat with non-slip grip for humanely despatching fish.
Left or Right Hand Use Ambidextrous
DEFINITION OF 'PRIEST' (an angler's, game warden's or poacher's,"priest"),;-is a tool for killing game or fish.
The name "priest" comes from the notion of administering the "last rites" to the fish or game. Anglers often use priests to quickly, peacefully and painlessly (humanely) kill fish.
Dispatch in fishing terms is the method used to end the life of a fish by ones own hand.
The term is often used when describing a way to quickly and peacefully end a fishes life. The most recommended method for ending the life of fish is using a tool known as a fishing priest, which is basically a wooden or metal rod with a heavy blunt end.
A heavy strike to the top of the head just behind the eyes will dispatch most smaller fish species very quickly and painlessly.
The proper term for this method of dispatch is percussive stunning.
There are sometimes misconceptions among some people regarding this method of ending a fishes life, some believe this method is not as favourable as placing them in an ice bath, quickly bleeding out the fish while alive or even leaving the fish out of water. This however is not true, research done by the RSPCA has found that dispatch of fish by percussive stunning is by far the most effective and painless way to end a fishes life. For information on the RSPCA findings and recommendations please take a quick look at their website.
In the case of European carp and other noxious species not intended for consumption, they should always at the very least be dispatched before being discarded.
Before placing the fish in a bin, making multiple heavy head strikes just behind the eyes at the top of the fishes head will ensure it has very likely passed away and is unable to recover, meaning a peaceful death without any struggle.
BLEEDING OUT A FISH
should be done very shortly after the fish has been dispatched, this involves cutting the fish one side to the other around the gills, then along the bottom of the fish until the anal fin, the internal organs of the fish can then be discarded by hand and the fish rinsed with clean water before being placed in a cool storage area to prevent spoiling.
- Lightweight design with slender handle
- Rubber grip anti-skid absorbs shock
- Fits comfortably in the hand
- Max diameter of the stick: Approx. 4.8cm / 1.9 inches
- The diameter of handle: Approx. 3cm / 1.18 inches
- Material: Aluminum alloy, high hardness and strong endurance
- Weight; Approx. 300 grams
- Includes Approx. 60cm 550lb Survival PARACORD Lanyard
- 3 Colours