In our books, summer is never complete without fishing activities. Many have even gotten their fishing gear out to head to the local lake for a day of fishing. If fishing is your hobby, then you’d be excited to check out the collection of fishing nets available at Delta Net & Twine. But if you’re new to the game and want to chill by the lake while fishing, the first thing you need to know is your fishing nets.

It’s summer and everyone’s taking their time to relax. Although the States is faced with movement restrictions due to the pandemic, the economy has slowly started to open up. People have started to head to parks for fresh air and wander the open atmosphere.

Let’s give you a quick course on different fishing nets and their purpose.

Choosing Fishing Nets

Not all fishing nets are the same. They all serve a different purpose, from mesh size to length to different heights. Some nets are used commercially while others can be used as a hobby.

Dip Nets

Dip Nets

Dip nets are the most common types of fishing nets. Dip nets are the type of net you find attached at the end of a large pole at your local swimming pool to collect leaves and dirt. These are used for fishing to collect fish that come near the water surface.

If you’re in a lake that is deep, this would not be a good option for you. But fishes that come to the surface in shallow waters, this is perfect for them and also for eel fishing.

Seine Nets

These are also referred to as drag nets and can be used on narrow lakes and rivers. The net is cast from one side of the river to the other and submerged in water. It then catches all the fish that pass through the river and into the net. You can adjust the length by adding weights to the bottom of the nets.

Gill/Tangle Nets

Tangle Nets

These are similar to Seine nets as they have weights and floats. However, the mesh size can vary to catch different types of fish. The gill net has a larger mesh size which catches the fishes by their gills while tangle nets have a smaller mesh size which catches the fish by their teeth.

Landing Nets

Some fishes can weigh heavy and difficult to get out of the water once they’re on the hook but a quick scoop of the landing net can get the job done. These are large nets that can be held by the hand and perfect for carp fishes.

Floating Nets

Floating Nets

These are great for beginners. Simply place the nets in the lake and just wait. If a fish gets inside one of these nets, it can be very difficult for them to leave as the net is designed like a cage. You can get in but getting out is near impossible. These are available in different sizes.

Loading Nets

These are for medium to large-scale fishing. Loading nets are bucket-shaped nets that are lowered into the water. Once the net has enough fishes, you simply lift the net from the water.

The capacity for these types of nets is a lot and if you’re simply fishing to relax the day, this isn’t for you. If you’re looking for a more commercial type of net, loading nets will get the job done.

You may come across many different variants of fishing nets under different commercial names but at the end of the day, they would belong under one of these categories.

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