- 29/12/2009 at 6:38 am #6847
Does anyone have one or has ever used one?
If the answer is yes, where did you go? Heard the Waimak mouth could be good. Can you throw them off the wharf?
Just realized I’ve spent quite a bit on bait on the past few days and maybe this net could pay for itself in no time…
Thanks29/12/2009 at 7:28 am #14475
They are definitely worth it. I’ve got one just need to practive throwing it properly so it opens out. Have tried it off the wharf at Timaru once but was mainly just trying it out didn’t catch anything. Would work very well with a bit of burley or at night time where the water off the wharf seems to be thick with them but they wont take a bait.31/12/2009 at 11:25 am #14511
You very rarely ever see them being used. I’ve had a cast net for quiet a few years now.They work very well indeed for catching yelloweyed mullet. Sometimes you can get more than half a dozen in a single cast. It takes a lot of practice to cast the net properly so that it opens right out into a full circle – very satisfying when it does. My advice is to practice on your back lawn until you get the knack. Once mastered you’ll never forget but it usually takes me a dozen of so casts to get it working properly again when I haven’t used it for a while.
One possible disadvantage is that after the first cast the net will be wet so you soon get soaked after a few more casts. Mind you I drape part of the net over my shoulder when casting.
You also have to consider the bottom where you will be casting. You have to avoid rocks or anything else that would snag the monofilament net. A sandy beach or rivermouth is the best place to use it. I’d say get one. They last for years Yellowfin01/01/2010 at 10:01 pm #14537HIPPParticipant
Thanks for the pointers on the cast nets, has anyone seen them for sale anywhere please?
Ohh and also anyones thoughts on what sort of crab pots/catchers to get, and from where?
Cheers, HIPP……quite afew fishing at Amberley beach yeasterday, didnt see anything happening though.01/01/2010 at 10:11 pm #14538
Can get them cheap on Trademe if you search Cast Net. There were some on there a while back at $1 reserve01/01/2010 at 11:13 pm #14540HIPPParticipant
thanks Zac, will have a look. Southerley here now, no good for your Wakanui trip now I suppose.
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