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There are several types of net in common use for landing trout. These include:-
You also need to think about how long the handle needs to be – if you fish from high banks a net with a long or telescopic handle is the answer.
The choice for salmon is not so wide and anglers will generally go for a gye fishing net. This is a net with a fixed frame that slides on a handle shaft. Generally these have a sling that is fixed to the net allowing the net to be carried on your back. Please be careful if you are deep wading on a fast flowing river. A net fixed to your back could cause a fatal accident if it catches on a rock underwater or interferes with the deployment of a lifejacket.
The net needs to be big enough to accommodate your catch – my preference is for the Mclean Salmon Weigh nets that make it easy to weigh a fish with the minimum of handling prior to its return. They are also great for big pike.
For more help and information on purchasing your new fishing net please contact Sportfish on 01544 327111 or email [email protected]