Fishing is a beautiful pastime that many people love. You can catch many different kinds of fish while out on the water. There are many benefits to fishing.
After you’ve learned how to fish, you need to know how to store any catches you don’t intend to eat immediately. It’s easy to keep your fish!
These are some easy ways to store your fish after it is caught.
What to do when you’ve caught your fish?
It is crucial to take the first few minutes after you catch your fish. You will need to preserve the fish and keep it cool until you are ready to eat it.
Clean your fish immediately after you catch it to preserve its flavor.
You can ice your fish.
After your fish is cleaned and cut, you should keep it on the ice during preparation. If you intend to keep your fish in an insulated cooler with a drain plug, leave it open. The fish’s flavor can be affected if water is left in the cooler.
Frozen fish is one of the best ways to keep it fresh. Frozen fish can last for up to 12 months in a freezer. Vacuum sealing your bag is the best way to keep your fish in the freezer. Vacuum sealing your storage bag will preserve the fish’s delicious flavor while frozen.
Refrigerating Your Fish
You can also freeze your catch to preserve its freshness. Refrigerating your fish is also possible. You can also cool your fish! Once the fish is cleaned, wrap it in plastic or aluminum foil, then place it in the refrigerator.
Fresh fish can usually last for up to two days in the refrigerator.
Plan Your Next Catch
Are you excited to plan your next fishing trip after all this fish talk? You’re in luck. Dockside Fishing Center offers half-day fishing trips and bay cruises on Virginia Beach. We offer trips that run from early spring to late fall. We encourage guests to bring their catch home.