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I have worked with netting and ropes for over 40 years and am more than happy to answer sensible questions.

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by ropeseller23
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 Using the long-line To start you need a weight for each end or 2 stakes if putting it out on a beach. Bait the hooks with any suitable bait - worm, squid, mackerel strip etc and it is best to cover the bait lightly with sand to stop birds getting at it.Set the line approx 1/2 HOUR AFTER low water and return about 11/2 hours BEFORE the next low tide.If using from a boat you will need 2 weights,2 buoy lines and 2 flags.The size of the weights will depend on local tides etc but about 28lb(...
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Using a surface fishing net
As a surface net-one that floats- this net can be used as 1) A drift net -one end has a large float attached and the net is paid out across the tide and the boat drifts with the tide hopefully down onto a shoal of fish.2) It can be used as a fixed net anchored at either end by attaching a weight or anchor to a bouy line and the net is attached to the top of the bouy line which is marked with a float or flag.One bouy line is lowered to the seabed and one end of the net is attached ,the net is ...
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netting using bird or pond netting
the netting you have bought will appear to be a peculiar shape when you open the parcel !The net has 4 corners-all of which are marked.Select one marked corner and fix it to your first corner then stretch the net until you come to the next marked corner and then fix that to your framework or fixing point.Repeat this until all four corners are attached to your fixing points.If the net is oversize it can be easily trimmed with sharp scissors.An easy way to fix the netting is to use cable ties-t...
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