"Landing" net - yak fishing

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"Landing" net - yak fishing

Post by Sneaky1 » Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:51 pm

Have an old nylon net - served me well, but its mesh aperture is small and acts as a massive sock in the water.
Looking to replace it with Shimano 500mm handle Large silicone net - any feedback on these? Or is there a similar net to consider?
It's for yak fishing but those short-handled "yak" nets make no sense to me.

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Post by Sneaky1 » Thu Aug 04, 2022 9:00 pm

Btw, what are the dimensions of the "Large" and "Small" Shimano nets?
No info on these (apart from the handle length) anywhere and I only have BCF and Anaconda close by - they don't stock these nets.
https://www.shimanofish.com.au/content/ ... G-NET.html

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Post by mazman » Thu Aug 04, 2022 9:19 pm

The berkley or wilson rubber nets are the best imo. Minimal issues with hooks tangling and still look after the fish. I cut down the handle a little bit on one of the catch and release sized berkley ones and use that which is a pretty good all round size but it depends what wou normally target
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Re: "Landing" net - yak fishing

Post by Russell Harris » Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:02 am

Check out Ebay - Search for "replacement landing net mesh" plenty to choose from - Good Luck

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Post by Sneaky1 » Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:32 am

Russell Harris wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:02 am
Check out Ebay - Search for "replacement landing net mesh" plenty to choose from - Good Luck
A rubber / silicone replacement mesh would be ideal - but they're mostly round, my net is more like chamfered rectangle - and the mesh is shaped to suit... it's 38cm wide, 20 deep.
Now that I think about it, it's a bait / gar mesh :rf:
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Post by Sebb » Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:27 am

I use the red and black mash berkley net. The long handle helps a lot to land fish.
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Post by rambocambo » Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:04 pm

Heya Sneaky1

Landing net for yak fishing really depends on the size of fish you're expecting. I use silstar telescopic landing net for small fish and especially medium-small squid as you can adjust length. For snapper and other medium fish (small gummies) I use maritec landing net in small because of the deep dropper. I dislike using the rubber nets because its actually really heavy - outside and in the water.

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Re: "Landing" net - yak fishing

Post by Sneaky1 » Sat Aug 06, 2022 9:39 am

rambocambo wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:04 pm
Heya Sneaky1

Landing net for yak fishing really depends on the size of fish you're expecting. I use silstar telescopic landing net for small fish and especially medium-small squid as you can adjust length. For snapper and other medium fish (small gummies) I use maritec landing net in small because of the deep dropper. I dislike using the rubber nets because its actually really heavy - outside and in the water.
Had a look at the rubber nets in flesh - they do feel chunky.
As for sizing - typical shallow PPB stuff - flatties, pinkies, squid. I'm guessing a 38cm wide net would be enough, going larger seems to be an overkill?

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Re: "Landing" net - yak fishing

Post by rambocambo » Sat Aug 06, 2022 11:46 am

Sneaky1 wrote:
Sat Aug 06, 2022 9:39 am
rambocambo wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:04 pm
Heya Sneaky1

Landing net for yak fishing really depends on the size of fish you're expecting. I use silstar telescopic landing net for small fish and especially medium-small squid as you can adjust length. For snapper and other medium fish (small gummies) I use maritec landing net in small because of the deep dropper. I dislike using the rubber nets because its actually really heavy - outside and in the water.
Had a look at the rubber nets in flesh - they do feel chunky.
As for sizing - typical shallow PPB stuff - flatties, pinkies, squid. I'm guessing a 38cm wide net would be enough, going larger seems to be an overkill?
I think the 38cm will be plenty and more than you need. Looking at the diamension of the old shimano landing nets, you could probably land any stonker snappers as well :tu: . I havent looked at it in person though. Seems almost the same as my maritec net.

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Re: "Landing" net - yak fishing

Post by fisho999 » Sat Aug 06, 2022 11:55 am

hey mate,
take a look here? there's some good nets that i think will do the job.

https://www.shimanofish.com.au/content/ ... -nets.html

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