The easiest, safest way to iki jime your catch! Features include a super sharp stainless steel spike with a protective cover mounted in a highly visible, robust, BPA plastic grip handle with inbuilt bottle opener and lanyard attachment.
What is The Ikipik?
The IkiPik is a highly visible, safe, easy to use iki jime device which penetrates easily through the ﬁsh to ensure a quick end to your catch and longer lasting ﬁllets for you and your family.
The Name "The IkiPik" is derived from the term "Iki jime", a Japanese term for the method of paralyzing a fish whilst maintaining the quality of its flesh.
How do I use The Ikipik?
To safely use the Ikipik on your catch identify the iki point. This is where the brain cavity is. Once this is identified simply spike the fish by pushing into the flesh, thus euthanizing instantly. The fish should, if spiked correctly, stop moving. This will ensure a much more humane end to your catch compared to cutting the neck or placing in a catch tank live.
Play the video on for a demonstration. Video courtesy of Gido's Land Based Fishing Adventures on Youtube.
For more examples, head over to the Gallery.
Why should I use The Ikipik?
Simply cutting the neck of a fish may seem to do the job, but by using The Ikipik to euthanize your catch you will be instantly killing all nerve endings thus stopping the release of lactic acid which breaks down the ﬂesh leaving it sour, soggy and less tasteful.
Another important reason to use the Ikipik is treating your catch humanely. When placed in a bucket or catch tank even with the neck cut the ﬁsh die a very slow agonising death. As ﬁshos, we all try to do the right thing, so treating our catch with respect should be a priority for us. The iki jime method is endorsed by Australia’s National Code of Practice for Recreational and Sport Fishing.
Click Here to read more about the development of the best practice in the humane dispatch of fin-fish.