Jeez Carol, I was told that real sailors killed fish with a shot of rum into their gills. The more I think of this I can't believe it. Real sailors would keep the shot of rum for themselves and bash the fish with whatever was available.There is NO fish like fresh caught dolphin. Even if you have to kill it with a winch handle when brought onboard cause the damn thing is destroying your cockpit!
Up here we kill the big halibuts in the water with a .410 shot to the head. Bring them onboard once the flapping stops. The big ones will need the winch.