Posted 27 November 2001 - 11:14 PM
Posted 28 November 2001 - 07:07 AM
As we've discussed, catching your bait with a good cast net can be tons of fun and IMO adds to the fishing trip.
Shame the fresh water folk can't use them for getting bait too.
You still using that 6ft or did you move up to try an 8ft? (for non-cast netters, that is the diameter and an 8ft one is LOTS harder to toss than a 6ft).
Posted 28 November 2001 - 03:03 PM
On your advice I bought a 8ft net to begin with. I then bought a spare, plus a 10ft/1" net but they got caught up in the September chaos and arrived too late in the season to try out. I will carry on with the 8ft, and try the 10ft one next year. I bought the second batch from Memphis Net & Twine who also provide low cost seine nets and other bits and bobs, including bulk swivels and hooks.
Posted 28 November 2001 - 11:52 PM
I agree about Memphis Net & Twine. They are the largest supplier of such things I've ever found - anywhere. Glad they do mail order as they are around 1000 miles west of me. Even further from you aren't they?
Posted 02 December 2001 - 09:03 PM
Lead on it!!!!
Seriosly though I have seen people using them to cath shiners and such even had a go myself, it's not easy is it?.
Thought about bringing one back to use for catching bait fish but really could not think where I could use one without getting shot at
Posted 02 December 2001 - 09:12 PM
We don,t have the same freedom to use nets as they do in the US to catch fish.
Posted 03 December 2001 - 05:51 AM
Posted 04 December 2001 - 08:53 AM
I use one in winter time when crappie may be in the picture or when the sunfish aren't cooperating and I want to get bait to fish for flatheads. Even on a really bad day, 15 minutes and I can put enough bait in the livewells to last thru the day - and night if I'm feeling really ambitious.
This whole thing started a few months ago when Salar had posted something (I forget just what) and I suggested he try a cast net. Turns out they are almost unknown in the UK. And harder to get there than factory-made boilies are over here.
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Posted 04 December 2001 - 10:40 PM
Posted 04 December 2001 - 10:58 PM
About 10 years ago we wanted livebait for a bass/pollock boat trip off Lulworth from Weymouth.
We had to fish in Weymouth harbour with small hooks and worm/fish for the live bait.
The skipper told us that, the use of any sized net by an unlicensed person was an offence.
This was not a joke,or the skipper feeding us a line.We have known him many years and if we could have used a net we would have.
Things may have changed over the years,and it could have been because we were on a boat.
I am not sure which Authority would have jurisdiction over this.Or who to ask.