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Cast Nets

Cast Nets

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 12 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!

Netting Gaffs Traps Bait and Pumps

Here at Anaconda, we have all the equipment you’ll need to catch all sorts of aquatic wildlife whether its fish, crabs, prawns, crayfish or live bait for fishing.

Fishing Nets

Anaconda offers a wide assortment of netting equipment that have been specifically designed to catch different types of wildlife. Check out our range of fish handling nets, crab pots, cray pots and shrimp nets.

After reeling in a catch, using a landing net lets you quickly get a handle of the fish and not risk losing it before it sufficiently gets tired. You can even use the landing net while the fish is still in the water, which is important if you intend to catch and release.

Here at Anaconda, you can buy modern landing nets that use lightweight frames and handles, as well as rubber mesh nets that will help protect the fish’s protective slime layer, which it needs to prevent infections. Regular nylon nets will simply scrape off this protective slime or mucus which takes a long time to regenerate, and leaves the fish more vulnerable once it’s set free.

If you want to keep your fish as fresh as possible before coming back to shore, we carry scaler bags that allow you to tow any fish you catch behind your boat while you continue on fishing. By the time you come back to shore, the fish will already be slime and scale free and ready to clean.

Bait Accessories

Do you prefer using live bait over artificial lures? Anaconda has lots of live bait accessories that will make fishing with live bait much more convenient.

Check out the Black Magic Bait Buddy which is a fine elasticised thread that helps to keep your bait from falling off your hook. It also makes using soft baits like shellfish much easier.

Anaconda also sells bait buckets or bait holders to keep your live bait secure and within arm’s reach. We also offer waterproof aerators that help keep your bait alive while in storage.

To keep costs down, you can catch your own live bait instead of having to constantly buy them from a bait and tackle shop. All you need is a bait pump, and you can collect your own bait ranging from fresh yabbies, sand worms, beach worms, wriggler worms to pipis. We also sell washer kits that contain a wide range of different washer sizes so you can repair any bait pump on your own.

Crab Pots, Cray Pots and Shrimp Nets

Crabbing and prawning are both extremely fun activities that the whole family can enjoy. You don’t need a lot of equipment or invest a huge sum to get started. Check out our selection of very affordable crab pots, cray pots and shrimp nets from top brands like Wilson and Jarvis Walker. Anaconda also sells poly rope of different lengths so you don’t end up leaving your crab traps and cray pots in the bottom of ocean.

We also offer other essential crabbing accessories like bait bags and pouches, so your bait doesn’t get entirely eaten up while crabs are stuck in your trap. If you’re laying down multiple crab traps, we also sell floats or buoys that allow you to mark where the traps are located. Anaconda also sells crabbing ID kits that come with waterproof tags and markers, so you can properly label your traps and let everyone else know who it belongs to.

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