About James

Hi there, I’m James – the guy behind Sensible Fishing. When I started this blog, I wanted to provide reliable fishing gear recommendations to help fellow enthusiasts pick the right equipment to catch more of their favorite fish.

Over time, however, I realized that along with improving my fishing success, I also needed to protect the waters I depend on for future generations. I believe responsible, eco-friendly fishing practices and conservation of aquatic habitats go hand-in-hand.

My Hopes for Sustainable Recreational Fishing

I see a future where anglers and environmental advocates work together to preserve abundant fisheries and healthy freshwater and marine ecosystems. I strive to support this vision through my content and community focused on:

  • Promoting strict catch-and-release fishing when harvesting isn’t necessary
  • Reviews of barbless hooks, biodegradable line/lures to reduce gear left behind
  • Guidelines for responsible boat handling to protect shorelines and aquatic vegetation
  • Species-specific best practices to ensure fish survival after release
  • Appreciating the value of our fisheries through conservation volunteering

Drop me a line anytime if you have suggestions for sustainable fishing practices or conservation topics you want to see covered here at Sensible Fishing!

Tight lines,

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