Cast nets for catching bait

Top tip for clean and dry cast netting

Tired of getting covered in crap and jellyfish tentacles while cast netting? I sure did about 25 years ago which is why I developed a new way!!!

Now I’m not going to boast that I am the only one to use this method, because I’m sure others must have stumbled upon it. But most people I watch are still using the old throw it over the shoulder method. Which is great for the first cast. But after that it gets kinda messy and sloppy, especially if you are in the mangrove mud.

The method I am about to show you is superb for throwing into the wind as you can get down low and flat and throw it hard.

Likewise you can get down under trees and low hanging branches. This is especially useful for throwing into gut ways and drains holding prawns as they are often surrounded by mangrove trees.

Watch the video below for a short demo and say goodbye to soaking wet sloppy bait collecting forever.

Now… I also have a little treat for you guys. We have a roll of Rovex KOR 30lb hi-viz braid to give away thanks to my great friends and supporters at Jarvis Walker brands. But nothing comes for free right? So what you have to do is guess how many mullet in the photo above and leave it in the comments below.

First correct guess will win the braid… and yes there could be some mullet hiding in the net pockets. I will add the video of us counting the mullet on to this post down the track. Good luck.

POSTSCRIPT  OK the race has been run and we have a winner. There are 15 mullet in the net and as promised here is the video proof:

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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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32 Comments

  • Glen Gangemi

    Reply Reply May 7, 2014

    I reckon 15

    • Karen Rudkin

      Reply Reply May 7, 2014

      Wow what an overwhelming response. We thought we would have you guessing for days but one of the first to guess has won the braid. Congratulations Glen Gangemi – there were 15 mullet in the net and Ill post the video to prove it in just a second. Sorry to all those who also guessed 15 and didn’t get in quick enough. Guess we will have to hit up Rovex for a few more spools next time!

  • Emilio

    Reply Reply May 7, 2014

    13 mullet

  • Cameron beard

    Reply Reply May 7, 2014

    26 mullet

  • Ryan Toyne

    Reply Reply May 7, 2014

    14

  • Richard

    Reply Reply May 7, 2014

    I reckon 22

  • deb jones

    Reply Reply May 7, 2014

    16

    • Keiren

      Reply Reply May 7, 2014

      17 mullet

  • Michael McPhilomey

    Reply Reply May 7, 2014

    29

  • Eric Wegner

    Reply Reply May 7, 2014

    18 mullet

  • Darren Meinicke

    Reply Reply May 7, 2014

    21

  • Vince Cataldo

    Reply Reply May 7, 2014

    16 Mullet

  • Brian

    Reply Reply May 7, 2014

    19

  • jodie

    Reply Reply May 7, 2014

    19

  • Mandy

    Reply Reply May 7, 2014

    23

  • dale

    Reply Reply May 7, 2014

    24

  • jacob

    Reply Reply May 7, 2014

    20

  • Melissa Kenny

    Reply Reply May 7, 2014

    14

  • deefa

    Reply Reply May 7, 2014

    25

  • Adrian

    Reply Reply May 7, 2014

    27

  • danica

    Reply Reply May 7, 2014

    28

  • Ethan

    Reply Reply May 7, 2014

    19

  • rollsy

    Reply Reply May 7, 2014

    29 mullet

  • Stephen

    Reply Reply May 7, 2014

    12

  • Wes

    Reply Reply May 7, 2014

    22

  • Neal

    Reply Reply May 7, 2014

    0 the fish are sardines

  • Karen Rudkin

    Reply Reply May 7, 2014

    Wow what an overwhelming response. We thought we would have you guessing for days but one of the first to guess has won the braid. Congratulations Glen Gangemi – there were 15 mullet in the net and Ill post the video to prove it in just a second. Sorry to all those who also guessed 15 and didn’t get in quick enough. Guess we will have to hit up Rovex for a few more spools next time! Thank you to everyone that participated.

  • Vince whitworth

    Reply Reply May 7, 2014

    8

  • Luke

    Reply Reply May 7, 2014

    17

  • rowan

    Reply Reply May 8, 2014

    18

  • Steve Gray

    Reply Reply May 9, 2014

    15

  • Peter hill

    Reply Reply October 5, 2016

    Good stuff Ryan

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