How do you catch your fish

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  1. Zane de Beer

    Zane de Beer

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    Hey guys...

    I just want to know, how do you catch your fish?

    I've used small nets but with very low success... do I just suck at it, or do you have some tricks up the sleave?
     
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  3. Garethmur

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    I use a fishing rod, hooks, line and sinkers... then i add bait.... and b4 you know it.... bam! I have a fish...... LOL
     
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    AHHHH, Nice one... in that case I'll drag my Gloomis GLX and Shimano Curado down next time I try to get some ;)
     
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    They're very difficuilt to catch. A fish trap works if you can get your hands on one or you will have to strip your tank down to net them
     
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    I was more thinking in tidal pools... and not the tank ;):)
     
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    Well in that case I hear dynamite works well;)
     
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    I hear it works well for nice fresh sushi :(
     
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    Nobody with some constructive tips? As I'm going to the coast in a few days :(:)
     
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    I've heard that 2 nets & a lot of patience + quick reflex does the trick.....
     
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    Definately dynamite :thumbup:
     
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    i have two methods - neither perfect, and both take a fair amount of practice.

    first is to use a scary stick and a 2L coke bottle with the top cut off. a scary stick is just that - a stick with something with something wavy tied on the end. i normally use strips of plastic bag or something like that. the theory is that you chase the fish into the coke bottle using the stick - he can't see the bottle, and once he's in you have to be very quick to keep him in. this works well when the fish is hiding in amongst the rocks and you can block an exit with the bottle and try chase him towards that opening from another direction.

    the other method is with a large net and a scary stick, or sometimes a large net and a small net. sometimes the opening of the coke bottle is too small and/or the fish you're after prefers the 'swim away as fast as possible rather than hide in a hole' strategy. if you can try get a net with a pale netting - it's harder for the fish to see, if the netting is black they will avoid it like the plague.

    good luck, it's not easy and takes a while to get the hang of it. i suggest taking both the bottle and the net with you so you can give both a bash.
     
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    2 nets, patience, big breath
     
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    Lol, like Dan says.
     
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    Maybe the fish are swimming away from you and not the net:)
    The small black trout/flyfishing landing nets with the fine black mesh work well and can be bought at fishing tackle shops. The kiddies round nets on a bamboo cane also work well for very small fish such as wrasse, canthigasters and boxies (I prefer green). As mentioned the coke bottle method with scary stick. If you are very into collecting your own then you may wish to make one with clear flexible PVC and a mesh bottom using rubber duck glue and sewing.
     
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