Fishing ethics and proper fishing etiquette are core responsibilities of all anglers. Fundamentally, these ethics and etiquette can be distilled down to the "golden rule"- that is, treat others the way you want to be treated. Be respectful of others and be responsible for the area you're fishing.
If you're new to the sport, some of these practices may not be as obvious as others. For example, leaving an area better than when you arrived is one of the most important fishing rules anglers should follow. Read on for more fishing etiquette or "golden rules."
Remember, as long as you have a fishing license, that fishing ethics are not in place to restrict you, but to help build a positive angling community. If you wish to discuss fishing ethics best practices or fishing etiquette, join the conversation on the Take Me Fishing Community Forum.
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