You can store fresh caught fish for the trip home or a few days on a camping trip without ice. After cleaning fish, chill them thoroughly in cold water. Then place a handful of sphagnum moss in each body cavity before packing.
How do you keep fish fresh when fishing?
Keeping Fish Alive
- Placing fish on a stringer and lowering it in the water.
- Putting your catch in a wire mesh basket and placing it in the water.
- Using a live well that accommodates all of your fish.
- Positioning the fish in a cooler or pail with shaved ice to keep them cool; this will make smaller fish go dormant.
How long can cooked fish stay in the fridge?
Cooked fish and other seafood can be safely stored in the refrigerator 3 to 4 days. Refrigeration slows but does not prevent bacterial growth. Therefore, it’s important to use food within recommended time before it spoils or becomes dangerous.