I've looked around on here looking for some info on releasing fish that are large and/or unwanted and have found some threads for doing so in the surf but can't find anything on piers. For example, if an undersized shark is hooked, how do you get it back in the water? I've read that throwing them from the beach can lead to broken backs, and I can see being dropped from the pier as being much gentler on them. So is cutting the line the best thing to do with a fish that is large enough to get injured by putting it back from the pier or is there another method? Going to the beach doesn't seem like a viable option on some piers I've fished. What about rays? I assume cutting the line on them is the best thing to do on a pier? Thanks in advance!