Once you have landed your catch and lured it over the drawstring of you suitably sized landing net,
Don't be tempted to rush around a remove the net and fish from the water. Allow the fish to rest for a couple of minutes in your net,
this will give the fish time to recuperate after the fight and also time for you to catch a breath and gather all of the equipment you require. If you can secure the net so it won't be pulled in then you can do this for a couple of minutes while you position an unhooking mat, weigh sling, scales, camera and forceps.
Giving the fish a couple of minutes to rest in the water wil also help keep the fish calm and still on the mat and for photos. Lift the net containing your fish by gathering a few handfulls of net in each hand and
carry towards your mat lifting the fish only an inch or 2 from the floor.
Try to keep the landing net mesh covering the fish and remove the hook using forceps if required.
Transfer the fish to the weigh sling (still on the unhooking mat). When weighing ensure that the catch is suspended above the unhooking mat by just a couple of inches.
The same principles should be used when photographing, hold the fish low to the ground and above an unhooking mat.
To return the fish use either landing net or a zip up/cradle style unhooking mat. Ensure fish is upright and swims off strongly