I ama beginner fisherlady. I recently learned how to clean a fish and was wondering what your best tips are for what you do AFTER you catch the fish. I'm looking for the most practical, frugal, time-saving advice you have. It took a while to clean that fish. I know I need to buy a filet knife, a scaler and some "kind of board for cleaning" (?) Do you cut of the head first? Do you hit the fish with a hammer to kill it? I must admit it bothered me to be scaling and cutting while the fish was still moving. Is there a better way? What happens if you catch a fish but don't have time right then to clean it? What is the very least you have to do to freeze it and handle it later? What if you are camping and don't want all the fuss--can you leave the scales on but don't eat those or the skin (flake off the meat after cooking over a campfire?) Thanks in advance and eagerly awaiting your replies.