How to Make Hoop Nets for Catfishing

How to Make Hoop Nets for Catfishing
Fishing is a fun sport, especially in the summer when the climate warms. Catfish are sought after more during this time, and those going after these large fish need to get their supplies in order. A hoop net can come in handy when trying to catch catfish, but there is no need to go out and buy a hoop net. It is possible to make your own for catfishing.


Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • 1/2 yard of nylon netting
  • 2 metal rings - one 16 inches and one six inches
  • Cord
  • Sturdy nylon thread and needle
Step 1
Cut the net at a diagonal from one corner to the opposite corner.
Step 2
Flip one piece of netting so that both wide sides are on top and the pointed ends are on the bottom.
Step 3
Sew the sides together forming a round net that is wide at the top and narrows as it goes down to a point.
Step 4
Use two metal rings, one small and one large, for the ends. Insert the small ring in the net and push it to toward the bottom. Sew the bottom of the net to the ring. The pointed end of the netting can be folded over and sewn in place as well.
Step 5
Fold the netting over the larger top ring and sew in place. When done, you should have a net with a large opening at the top that narrows to a small, flat netting at the bottom.
Step 6
Tie cord in three or four evenly spaced places along the top opening and then tie the cords together. You can use a midshipman's knot for attaching the cords to the top ring. This is a secure knot, even in water. A link below will show tell you about it as well as some other options. For the top, take all cords together, make a loop, wrap the cord once around and then pull the cords through the loop.

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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