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Old 10/09/2017, 07:03 PM   #1
Joshua I.
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Hey guys I love scuba diving and snorkeling but I'm getting into catching my own fish but the nets they sell in stores the big plastic ones are not great anyone know some good ones


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Old 10/14/2017, 08:29 AM   #2
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Google it and you'll find mesh hand nets. You could try two hand nets, but many professional collectors use hand nets with a barrier net. It's not as easy as one would think. I'd make sure to check your local collection laws. Where are you planning to collect?


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Old 10/16/2017, 02:58 PM   #3
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I agree , definitely check the local collection laws . I know you would need a permit
in Key Largo but I don't think that there are any left . When I first came down 30 years
ago there were more collectors but it has thinned out dramatically . The hand nets with
mesh bottoms work the best , when we do see Lionish on the reefs that is the technique
that we use .

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Old 10/16/2017, 03:05 PM   #4
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Some people use cast nets to collect fish. You can cover a whole section of a coral head that way.


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Old 10/16/2017, 04:11 PM   #5
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I catch fish using my regular green aquarium net, the trick I use is to catch them at night. During the day it is almost impossible!


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Old 10/17/2017, 08:00 AM   #6
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Im going to be collecting in Florida I have a license to do so It's not hard to get one


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Old 10/18/2017, 10:42 AM   #7
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It is hard to get a commercial license for re-sale distribution in the Keys . I am not
sure about collection for personal use . I guess any method that works is a good one .


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Old 10/18/2017, 01:19 PM   #8
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A standard SW fishing license is all that's required to collect. There are strict limits on what may be collected for personal use, the size, number of specimens, etc. All of this information is readily available on line.


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Old 10/19/2017, 07:45 AM   #9
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Thanks for the heads up . Be safe diving or snorkeling .


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Old 10/23/2017, 05:15 PM   #10
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Thanks everyone.


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Old 11/06/2017, 04:09 PM   #11
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Some people use cast nets to collect fish. You can cover a whole section of a coral head that way.
And when I say this, I mean that you take it down with you while diving, then spread the net over the area where the fish is and chase it into the net. I don't mean to throw it like you would if trying to catch shrimp from the land.


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Old 11/06/2017, 04:38 PM   #12
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I have been personally collecting for myself for over twenty five years. I use Slick Nets. They come in many sizes and shapes. All are deep nets that you need to collect fish. Maui Don


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Old 11/06/2017, 05:25 PM   #13
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Here is their web site to buy the very best diving nets. Don
http://www.slicdive.com/contact-us.html


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