Tired of getting covered in crap and jellyfish tentacles while throwing a cast net?
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.
THROWING A CAST NET OFF THE WRIST
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.
And as I mentioned previously, you won’t get covered in mud or have to use your teeth!
You also won’t get stung by a boxjelly fish in your cast net.
Nor will you get desperate, throw over snags and roots and need to repair your cast net.
Watch the video below for a short demo and say goodbye to soaking wet sloppy bait collecting forever.
Stay clean and dry while throwing a cast net using my method of throwing off the wrist.
STRATEGIES TO CATCH MORE BAIT IN YOUR NET
Even when you’re throwing your cast net in a perfect circle, you can still come up empty-handed.
The key is learning where bait aggregate and how to sneak up on them!
Taking hours to catch your livies cuts into your fishing time.
Most people don’t realise that learning to throw the cast net is just the beginning.
Hence we created a comprehensive course on how to locate and cast over (sneak up on) a good selection of highly delectable big fish candy.
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USING THE RIGHT NET FOR THE JOB
If you want live bait success, it’s important to use the right net for the job.
- A bottom pocket net is best for mullet and garfish (ballyhoo) in the shallows. They need to touch the bottom to work best.
- Drawstring castnets are best for water deeper (>1 metre) as they close under the bait. When I’m fishing from the boat I use the drawstring.
- Top pocket castnets are best for prawns that flick up into the top pocket.
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