How to Throw a Net

How to Throw a Net
As a means of catching fish, a net might not be as popular among anglers as the pole, line and hook, but it is at least as useful. Throwing a fishing net to good effect is not that hard to master. All that is needed is a short tutorial followed by a little practice.


Difficulty: Easy

Step 1
Fasten the tag end of the net around your non-throwing wrist (left for right-handers). Then drop it to between your legs to straighten it out.
Step 2
Coil the rope up in your left hand. Then take up the "throat," or base of the net in your throwing hand too.
Step 3
Run your free hand down the net until you reach crotch level, and then coil up that part of the net held between your two hands. Repeat one more time. Do not coil the entire net.
Step 4
Use your right hand to take little parts of the net up, gradually bundling half of the net into the right hand. This will both prepare the net for throwing and check for tangles. This bundle should form a thick column of netting.
Step 5
Turn that thick column of netting so it rolls over the top of your left thumb, which is still helping to grip the coils of rope and netting.
Step 6
The two sections of netting should now form a high part (the bundled column) and a low part (the remainder). Take the weighted fringe of the net in between, bring it up, and secure it by gently clenching it between your teeth.
Step 7
Turn the bundled column of netting back over, off your left thumb, and take hold of it with your right hand. Let the net out of your mouth.
Step 8
Twist your shoulders and torso back around to your left to wind up. Then spring back and around completely to your right side, extending the arms and releasing the net. Your upper body's momentum will throw the net.

Article Written By Edwin Thomas

Edwin Thomas has been writing since 1997. His work has appeared in various online publications, including The Black Table, Proboxing-Fans and others. A travel blogger, editor and writer, Thomas has traveled from Argentina to Vietnam in pursuit of stories. He holds a Master of Arts in international affairs from American University.

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