How to repair your cast net on the spot

It’s a pretty hard life for a cast net these days.

They are not made of the same mettle as they used to be, and on days when bait is scarce, one is forced to throw into otherwise unsuitable terrain.

The result more often than not is a busted pocket or two.

Throwing a cast net a trillion times gets pretty exhausting, so the last thing you want are precious baits escaping from a busted pocket or missing the bait entirely as it fails to open properly.

Now if you throw out of kilter without busted pockets, best you check our previous post on the best way to throw a cast net.

If however you have the casting all sorted but your net is a little beat up, follow this simple video and have it good as new in no time.

If you would like to see my method of throwing a cast net, click this link:

Clean and dry cast netting technique

Not only do you not get covered in muck, but you can throw into the wind and nice and low under overhanging branches when required.

Now just one more tip before I go. It concerns what type of cast net to use.

When bait fishing in deeper water, it pays to use a draw string cast net whereas when casting off beaches and into mangrove roots, I use the regular variety pictured in the video with a 9 foot drop.

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About The Author

Ryan Moody

Ryan Moody started his fishing career on the reef boats before catching bucket list marlin for the likes of champion heavy tackle angler Johnno Johnson, INXS and the King of Sweden. Branching out in the late 80's to guided barramundi fishing, Ryan has made a name for himself as a Big Barramundi specialist and to date has put clients onto over 2000 metre plus barra. That is over 2 kilometres of metre plus barra! With attitudes changing from 'keep all you can' towards catch and release, Ryan has decided to share his extensive knowledge and hopefully inspire people of all ages to get out from behind the computer screen/TV and into the fishing outdoors lifestyle he has spent his life perfecting.

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