Folding Fishing Net Instructions

Folding Fishing Net Instructions
If you have to hike into your fishing location or have a small boat, space becomes an issue. Never fear, brave angler, save space by bringing a folding fishing net. When you need to keep the bulk low but the gear with you, try using one of these telescoping and space efficient fishing nets. You can stuff them into a small backpack and even tuck one into a creel, depending on the size of net you bring along.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Step 1
Remove the folding fishing net from your backpack, fishing creel or storage area in your boat.
Step 2
Pull from the bottom of the net so the telescoping tubes begin to extend, making the net handle longer than the stored size. Once the telescoping process is over, go up the length of the shaft and turn the barrels to the right, at the telescoping overlaps, to tighten the handle into position.
Step 3
Grab the net and push it so it opens up and you have the net area ready to scoop up fish.
Step 4
Reach out and scoop under the fish when it is still in the water and you have reeled it to within a few feet of you and your rod and reel.
Step 5
Scoop the fish up and bring it in to your body and remove the fish from the net. If the net has a clip or hook, attach it to your lanyard, creel or vest while fishing.

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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