crab nets (witches hat)how too

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 11:52
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Hi all just after some advice on how do the witches hat crab nets work and r they worth havin as a net ,
Sounds dumb i know but if u dont ask u never know
thanks
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Reply By: MobiCondo - Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 11:57

Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 11:57
We take several on the roof rack (2 each) as they just sit so flat, and they have worked a treat. To be efficient they need to be tended full time. Easy to use off jetty's, also as drop nets from a boat. Cast our from the shore can be a pain as they can drag into snags as you pull them in.
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Reply By: George_M - Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 15:48

Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 15:48
I'd suggest also that you consider what you're trying to catch. If you're after sandies/blue swimmers then the white nets are fine. If you're after muddies then the brown nets are better. Muddies caught in a white net are a pain in the butt, apart from the destruction of the net.

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Reply By: motor_head - Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 18:58

Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 18:58
They work a treat but yeah the muddies destroy them easy and are a pain to untangle a muddie from them, just put the bait in center of ring UNDER the net which forms a witches hat shape over the bait, check every 15 to 20 minutes, yes its worth carrying a few, the nets are cheap to replace but fold up pots are a better option in my opinion.
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Follow Up By: Twintrail(W.A.) - Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 21:12

Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 21:12
illegal over here in the west pedro
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Reply By: Sea-Dog - Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 09:30

Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 09:30
My understanding is that they are now illegal in Qld also.. only a recent development but one I agree with. Use the collapsable posts if you can.. they don't take up that much more room but do weigh a bit more.
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