Nets and Tips and Tricks

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  1. Shaun

    Shaun Retired Moderator

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    Anybody wish share info on what nets they use to catch fish and any DIY info on making them. What does or license allow us to use.

    And any tips and trick used to catch them.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Do you mean in the wild?
     
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    Shaun Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    Yes. In the wild in the sea, and any difference in rock pools, tidal pools to more open ocean.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Okay,you've seen my nets.
    The idea is not to chase the fish using the nets,but rather place the net/s in a certain place and lure the fish into the net using your hand or another net.
     
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    yeah, i get a bit frustrated with tryin this sometimes when the fish are too fast and made a massive net to try and increase my chances:) you've seen Mek's big one? mine is basically the same. got two smaller ones though. got a hard circle wire from a mosquito net and cut it, then bent a portion of it into a smaller circle and then bent the remainin bit while still all in one piece into a handle which i twisted some pvc onto to make it comfortable
     
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    i dont know but i seem to remeber them catching nemo in a fairly small net.... :)
     
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    lol @ Crispin
    One more thing, make sure that the net is able to bend in different shapes, remember you are going to need to bend the net to get fish that are hiding in tight crevices.....
     
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    i must admit i am very jealous of you guys who can fish in pools and snorkel for LS. Not so much for the saving in money but simply the great fun you must have to catch:)
     
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    Well then the season is almost here, time to make a trip down to Durbz ;)
     
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    Do any of you use sedatives to catch fish?
     
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    No, it is illegal.
     
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    I think its cheating to use sedatives.
    ive seen a few people use then before, was just wondering how commonly they get used.
     
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    Mek does pop a couple of pills every day to relax him:whistling:Where's the pics.My head is still spinning from reading Scuba's post:lol:
     
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    sorry, i forgot it are slow:) will post tomorrow when i can get to a computer
     
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    Personally, I havent seen any guys use it down here. I suppose you talking about Cyanide?
     
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    if id seen them using that i would most likely be in jail now on charges of assault.

    there a few all natural products available in the health food section of most shops that are rather good at temporarily stunning fish. They safe, non-toxic, biodegradable etc, and dont harm the fish at all. Im a bit weary to mention them here.
     
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    Yes better not to mention as any form of sedative is illegal.
     
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    sounds fishy to me:)
     
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    well....its another grey area in legislation. Its not a known sedative, so its will be pretty difficult to prosecute anyone using it. the stuff is actually used in some fish research as a cheap alternative to the commercial sedatives.
     
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    think ill keep quiet now, before i give anyone ideas.
     
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