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LARGE ESSENTIALS

Nets and Accessories.

ALL NETS, MATS, AND SLINGS MUST BE THOROUGHLY DRIED BEFORE YOUR NEXT FISHING TRIP TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF KHV (Kio Herpes Virus).

Keep Nets.

Keep nets are obviously vital for fishing matches because how do you measure your catch otherwise?

However, for pleasure fishing on some waters they are banned. Make sure you are aware of fishery rules before you start fishing.

If you do choose to retain your catch for pleasure or competition, then you will need at least two keepnets, one for Carp and the other for everything else (Silverfish). This is so that the larger Carp do not batter the smaller species when lifted out of the water. Some commercial venues have net limits (The number of fish in pounds is limited per net to prevent overcrowding. There are penalties for overfilling a keep net!).
Keepnets of 3 metres in length are recommended.

Landing Nets.

You are going to need a landing net at some point. Like all things fishing, there are so many to choose from. An oval shaped net called a 'Spoon Landing Net' of around 50 to 55cms (20 to 22 inches) is a good place to start. It doesn't look that big, but you can fit some quite large fish into one.

Some fisheries have strict rules on the sizes of landing nets. Always check the rules of a fishery that you are not familiar with before fishing.

Landing Net Handles.

A decent length landing net is important to reduce the chances of under-reaching when landing a fish. Try to get a handle of a minimum of 3 metres in length. Available in telescopic or 'put-in' versions. Either will do.

Banksticks.

A couple of banksticks of 30 to 40cm in length will be needed to position your keep nets in the ground.

Keep Net Arm.

The next step up from Banksticks.

When/if you get a seat box, you can use Keep Net Arm to attach your keep nets to the seat box legs. Some come with inserts so they will fit a multitude of different seat boxes.

 

Accessory Tool Bars.

The next step up from Keep Net Arms.

These bars are useful if you regularly use multiple keepnets.

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