How to Use Carp Landing Nets

How to Use Carp Landing Nets
An overlooked game fish, carp can usually be found near the bottom of ponds, lakes and slow-moving rivers or streams. Carp grow to large sizes in even small ponds and don't tire easily. For this reason, you should have your landing net ready when you reel one in, or he might just get away. The landing net for a carp should be deep with a wide opening to ensure that it will be large enough for any size fish and prevent escape.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Step 1
Inspect the net before starting to fish. Check that it is in good condition and not tangled. The last thing you want is to have a tangled-up net when you are trying to land the big catch.
Step 2
Attach the net with a clip or some other device to your vest. Or put it in a place where you can get to it easily.
Step 3
Get the net ready when the carp is reeled in to the top of the water and within reach of the net,
Step 4
Lead the carp in and position the net so that you can scoop it up from the tail end. You do this so that the fish doesn't see the net coming. If it sees it, it will get spooked and try harder to get away.
Step 5
Scoop the carp into the net. Make sure it is all the way in the net before pulling it from the water.

Article Written By Keith Dooley

Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.

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