A cast net, also called a throw net, is a net used for fishing. It is a circular net with small weights distributed around the edge of the net. The net is cast or thrown by hand in such a way that it spreads out on the water and sinks. This technique is called net casting or net throwing. Fish are caught as the net is hauled back in. This simple fishing methods is particularly effective for catching small bait or forage fish. At Anaconda, choose from cast nets in a wide range of sizes from 7ft to 2 ft.
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Can I purchase cast nets at Anaconda?
Yes, you can. A cast net also called a throw net, is a net used for fishing. It is a circular net with small weights that are distributed around the edge of the net. The net is cast or thrown by hand so that it spreads out on the water and sinks. This technique is called net casting or net throwing. Fish are caught as the net is hauled back in. This simple fishing methods is particularly effective for catching small bait or forage fish and can be practised from a boat or simply by standing in the water.
Are cast nets available in different sizes?
Yes, they are. At Anaconda, you can choose from cast nets in a wide range of sizes from 7 - 12 ft. Although cast nets come in a wide variety of sizes, ranging from small 3-footers to commercial cast nets measuring up to 14 feet, most recreational fishermen use cast nets measuring 8 to 10 feet for fishing. Cast nets are measured by how tall they are with all the leads touching the ground, which is actually the radius of the net when it opens up. A 3-foot net opens up to a diameter of 6 feet across, an 8-footer to 16 feet, etc.
What else should I know about cast nets?
As well as the size of the net, other factors to consider are the material it is made from and the size of the mesh. The material can influence the weight of the net, which in turn will determine how fast the net sinks once it is cast. Depending on the type of fish you are going after, that can be important. Mesh size is of course also important if you don't want your catch to get away, but having too small mesh may catch things that you are not after.
What else is included in the range?
One particular cast net is the top pocket net. Prawning is a popular pastime for many anglers in many areas and there is no better way to get a feed or grab some bait than with a top pocket net.
The mono top pocket cast net by Wilson fishing features heavy duty 0.3mm monofilament construction to give the nets durability and strength when it's needed. The top pocket is easily accessed through the top of the net and the top pocket design sees the prawns flick up through the tunnel and into the top pocket, securing them safely. Weighted with an even distribution of lead weights and easy to cast, the Top Pocket cast net is ideal for catching prawns.
Does Anaconda sell other types of nets too?
Yes, you can also find landing nets here, specially designed to assist fishermen in landing their prize catch safely and easily. Of course, nets are just a small part of the huge collection of fishing gear stocked here at Anaconda, for all types of fishing including freshwater fishing, saltwater fishing, line fishing, canoe fishing, fly fishing, shore fishing and many more. So check out the whole range today!