This thread is getting tired, but I have a feeling that the comment on a "fish in a net with a hand glommed onto it" refers to the picture I posted. I avoid touching fish as a rule, but if you look carefully, you'll see that my hand is open, but I had to rotate the trout gently to an upright position because he was exhausted and belly up. A "hand glommed onto it" describes a one handed grip and grin where the fish is squeezed like a tube of toothpaste and waved in the air. I seldom photograph my catch, but this shot was for a magazine article about protecting SRC's. Irony. I think the bottom line is that we can beat the old horse all day over whether beaching a fish kills it or not, but I've yet to hear anyone claim that it's good for them. We should strive for the least stressful treatment in the given situation.