HOLD THE FISH
After landing the fish, throw a wet towel or cloth over it. This will calm it down and make it easier to handle. One hand is usually enough to hold the fish, unless it’s one of those really big ones that make for the best fishing stories. You can remove the hook before or after using Kilafish.
AIM THE SPIKE
Fish brain location differs between species. For snapper, hold the fish on its side, place the Kilafish on the head about 2cm back and up from the eye. For kingfish, kahawai and other flat-headed species, position Kilafish on the top of the head about 2cm back from the eyes.
IKI THAT FISH
Press firmly down to push the iki spike into the head. The fins will flare out for two seconds before the heart stops, then the fish will relax. If the fish is still moving after two seconds, you missed the brain. Try again. A brain-dead fish cannot move its muscles.