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Tips for landing net

Post by murasame » Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:35 pm

What length should I get for fishing frm places like bedok jetty? (And where to get from)
Quite scared of pulling mainline up since big todak shook free (and tore my hook off) last time
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Re: Tips for landing net

Post by gohyuheng » Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:15 pm

Personally I'd get a gaff over a net, the ones that can be tied to a rope.
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Re: Tips for landing net

Post by murasame » Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:14 pm

gohyuheng wrote:Personally I'd get a gaff over a net, the ones that can be tied to a rope.
But todak can gaff meh haha
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Re: Tips for landing net

Post by Peace » Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:52 pm

You can measure the height during a spring tide when the water level is at its lowest. Lower your fishing line with a sinker at its end till you reach the water surface and make a marking on the line. You can then measure this length of line using a measuring tape or ruler.

I think some commercially sold iso nets can reach the water during high tide but it can be a problem in low tides. Chances are you need to customize a joining pole like they do for sotong scooping net. If you don't have a landing net, you can drag the fish all the way to the beach too, it's a lot of effort though! You can also get someone with strong tamban jig to 'gaff' the todak for you if the todak isn't too heavy.

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Re: Tips for landing net

Post by gohyuheng » Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:23 pm

I'd choose a rope gaff over landing nets because it's much more portable, especially since I fish alone most of the time. It may be a little harder to hook the fish up but I'm sure it's possible. Also, you're not restricted by the size of the net should a biggie come ;)
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Re: Tips for landing net

Post by murasame » Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:39 pm

gohyuheng wrote:I'd choose a rope gaff over landing nets because it's much more portable, especially since I fish alone most of the time. It may be a little harder to hook the fish up but I'm sure it's possible. Also, you're not restricted by the size of the net should a biggie come ;)
I see, the portability of a rope gaff sure is tempting compared to a 3m net lol
I usually fish alone too
Any idea where to get one of these rope gaffs from?
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Re: Tips for landing net

Post by gohyuheng » Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:46 pm

I'm not too sure, I've seen some uncles use something that looks like this

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I've been searching but to no avail. Current using a home made one, by sharpening a bent metal rod
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Re: Tips for landing net

Post by Peace » Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:10 pm

Yeah you can DIY the gaff hook, I've seen them sold in tackle shops before but I can't seem to recall which... :x

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Re: Tips for landing net

Post by Icylines » Sat Aug 20, 2016 3:02 pm

Gary's tackle(I think thats the name) at changing has one but it's pretty large and price is like 30 plus
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