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Old 10/09/2017, 06:03 PM   #1
Joshua I.
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Wild Caught

Hey guys I love scuba diving and snorkeling but I'm getting into catching my own fish but the nets they sell in stores the big plastic ones are not great anyone know some good ones

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Old 10/14/2017, 07:29 AM   #2
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Google it and you'll find mesh hand nets. You could try two hand nets, but many professional collectors use hand nets with a barrier net. It's not as easy as one would think. I'd make sure to check your local collection laws. Where are you planning to collect?

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Old Yesterday, 01:58 PM   #3
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I agree , definitely check the local collection laws . I know you would need a permit
in Key Largo but I don't think that there are any left . When I first came down 30 years
ago there were more collectors but it has thinned out dramatically . The hand nets with
mesh bottoms work the best , when we do see Lionish on the reefs that is the technique
that we use .

Good luck and be safe

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Old Yesterday, 02:05 PM   #4
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Some people use cast nets to collect fish. You can cover a whole section of a coral head that way.

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Old Yesterday, 03:11 PM   #5
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I catch fish using my regular green aquarium net, the trick I use is to catch them at night. During the day it is almost impossible!

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Old Today, 07:00 AM   #6
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Im going to be collecting in Florida I have a license to do so It's not hard to get one

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