As long as you are not using stainless steel hooks,it will disintegrate in sea water within a couple of days.The fish may even manage to expel it by itself.Either way it shouldn`t do the fish much damage as long as it `s not too deeply hooked.
Hope this helps mate.
Jake pleeeeeeease go fishing-take on board all you've read here and catch something decent I'm really looking forward to the day your profile changes from a goby to a really decent bass-and then you can come down to South Wales and show me how to do it
Hi Jake. As others have said, dont worry about leaving a hook in a fish, they soon drop out and it does a lot less harm than ham-fisted attempts at removal. Fish will also continue to feed with a hook left in its mouth. I have twice caught fish that have broken free from other anglers that have had hooks in them. Probably the best and easiest way to remove an awkward hook in my opinion, is the Gemini disgorger. I have never found a hook that one of these little beauties can't shift (even doggies that have bolted the hook out of site). They are brilliant.