Keepemwet Fishing


It’s a first! The keepemwet movement is coming to Europe, to the EWF fair. The science advisor, Dr. Andy Danylchuk, will represent Keepemwet Fishing in Fürstendfeldbruck. Andy is a leading scientist in the field of fish handling practises in sportfishing and flyfishing. He is a professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. European Ambassador of the keepemwet movement Daniel Göz will represent Keepemwet Fishing together with Andy.

Keepemwet Fishing is about releasing fish in the best condition possible. Keepemwet believes that recreational anglers are a key components of fish conservation and that science-based approaches can help create healthier fisheries.

Andy and Daniel will answer all your question regarding better fish photography and fish handling as part of the special exhibition on the ethics of fishing.


Photos by  Daniel Göz



Highlight will be their presentation “better fish photography & better fish handling” on Saturday and Sunday. Daniel will start the presentation revealing his secrets for better flyfishing and fish photography. Andy will talk about the newest findings regarding fish handling filled with many hints and tips on best possible fishing practices. Questions and interactions will be welcomed!
Please check the detailed schedule for the start of this presentation.


Photos by  Daniel Göz





SCIENCE ADVISOR ~ Keepemwet fishing
From tagging Giant Trevally on the scorching salt flats of Alphonse Island to taking blood samples from Golden Dorado in the dense jungle of Argentina, Dr. Andy Danylchuk is on a personal crusade to understand and conserve fish across the planet. Equal parts scientist and fish bum, Andy is driven by an unrelenting desire to mitigate society’s impact on fish and their essential habitat.
As a professor of fish conservation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Andy focuses his research on the development and implementation of best practices for handling and releasing fish.
With one foot firmly planted in the research world and the other in wading boots, Andy works to bridge the information gap between the fishing industry, conservation organizations, the scientific community, and anglers. This focus has enabled Andy to take on roles such as Ambassador for Patagonia, Thomas & Thomas Fly Rods, and Sight Line Provisions, as well as Research Fellow for Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, board member for Indifly, Member of the Scientific Advisory Panel for the International Game Fish Association, and member of the Science and Policy Committee for the American Fly Fishing Trade Association.






AMBASSADOR - Keepemwet fishing
Daniel is an experienced and successful outdoor filmmaker, a seasoned cinematographer, director of photography, director, producer, editor, cameraman, multi award-winning for human-led as well as wildlife-led outdoor and documentary work producing small scale to large scale content.
He is capable to produce iconic and stunning visuals through technically innovative approaches. His fortes are challenging underwater works be it oceanic or riverine, shooting and filming rare billfish species, incl. large free-swimming blue marlin and yellowfin tuna. His has further filmed the entire spawning act of Atlantic salmon and European lake trout underwater.
Some of his film works are the legendary flyfishing film "Tapâm" produced with Danish Jan Bach Kristensen, where both venture off the beaten path to catch giant tarpon from their float tubes. Other works include stills and film work on the Gaula River in Norway. Daniel was also involved in one of Animal Planet's most successful River Monster episode with presenter Jeremy Wade, in which presenter Jeremy chases giant tarpon.

Beside his film and still work, Daniel holds an M.Sc. in geography/hydrology. He does camera based monitoring on rare trout species, using the trout's spots as bio markers to identify trout individually. His monitoring work is totally stress-free to the fish.

Daniel is often amazed how anglers react to his images; many say they didn't know how beautiful fish look underwater! Daniel, being an angler, fish conservationist and environmentalist, is super proud to support the keepemwet movement with his knowledge and stunning visuals.