NH F & G Take the Pledge - keep your hands out of the gills!
To all those that like to pose with their or have their clients fish please see below; excerpted from NH F & G Salmon Anglers' Pledge:
Have a plan on how to handle the fish before
it’s boated to minimize handling time.
• Never touch the gills as this causes damage
and impairs the fish’s ability to breath.
I have noticed alot of photos posted where the fisherman has his hands in the gills of salmon, lakers or rainbow trout. Please stop this practice unless you are going to kill the fish and keep it towards your daily limit.