While cleaning and filleting fish in sand fly country I found that wearing a net over my head and neck, a latex surgical glove on my knife hand, and a Kevlar filleting glove on the other keeps the pesky critters from distracting the hell out of me. Initially I put a surgical glove on both hands but found I couldn't get a good grip on the fish, and it kept slipping away from me - so I put a Kevlar glove on my holding hand. Problem solved.
A filleting tool that's cheap and easy to make is a cutting board with a spike at one end upon which to impale the fish's head.
That holds the fish in place, and both hands are then free to get on with the job.
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