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I was more thinking along the lines of sending electricity down the fishing line to the individual fish once (and after) it has been hooked the traditional way. Still "sporting" but less struggle. I guess you would need some sort of conductive fishing line that is insulated from the water it is in.
If you are fishing for food, then that is a different matter.I am no angler, but so far as I am aware, the line is made of nylon. I can't see how a metalic line spliced to the end could be achieved without preventing the line from being reeled in. Also it would defeat the object of the rest of the line being translucent.If you were going to reel in the line to a point where you can see if the fish is worth killing for food, wouldn't that be so close to the end of the struggle to make it pointless to deliver a shock? If you wanted to employ such a method, you would be better off with an insulated lance to deliver the shock, when the fish is in sight for evaluation. The lance would not need to touch the fish, as water is a good conductor of electricity.Some fish, such as the electric eel, use just such a shock to stun their prey.