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Discussion in 'Fishing General Chat' started by DeeBeeKay, Sep 7, 2018.
I changed my opera house nets over today, get in while stocks last, cheers davo
I don't recall ever having one! What do you think of the new ones? I was looking at them a while ago and wondered if the smallish bait size yabbies would get wedged in head or tail first upon retrieval. I guess they will be fine.
The float should keep it upright, I can't see why it wouldn't work, cheers davo
Word from the local tacklestore is the nets are going fast!
Same in Nagambie but they can get more, cheers davo
This was found in the Werribee River in the past couple of days - 8 dead platypus. Absolutely disgusting.
Your right diesel, hence the swap out, not that it will stop the idiots who still net fish, cheers davo
I have seen this to. They must have been in there a while, it looks like ones is decomposing.
Whenever I come across yabby nets (especially opera house) in places they shouldn't be, I destroy them. I've probably pissed off a lot of people who pull their nets to find that they have been wrecked, but wtf - too many idiots out there with a 'couldn't give a damn' attitude towards doing the right thing.
Has anyone used the new style nets? I will give mine a swim soon. The bait traps I currently use are experiencing difficulties holding the bottom in the current. I think the new style net will resolve this problem with the added advantage of being able to get the net into deeper water. My only concern is the size of the mesh. I wonder if small yabbies which I prefer will get caught up in it.
Hi Jim, you may have already tried this, if not put a rock in it
Opera house nets have been banned in Eucumbene for years now. I got rid of mine after finding one of the Eucumbene water rats dead in one. The current drop nets have worked OK. Water rats are beautiful animals and were almost skin hunted into extinction years ago. In fact I've not seen one in Eucumbene for years, largely because I've been there infrequently.With the low water there now it's hard to find a yabby according to the guy I took out the other day.
I haven't seen any water rats at eucenbene for about 3 years, I will always presume there is one nearby though, ready to nick a fish you have kept to eat lying right next to or behind me, sneaky buggers.
Some blokes from Melbourne drive a long stake in the ground whith a bag hanging off the top to keep the rats away while fishing at night.
Hi, all. Quick question, are hoop nets still legal? Cheers, Lyall.
As far as I know they are,
The basic difference is that between 'nets' and 'traps'. Nets are legal as creatures can escape from them. A 'trap' is just that and things unintended can die as they cannot get out. 99.99% certain that's the breakdown of the regulation into simple English
Kev, the traps I use are not that durable...and I think some of the shrimp would be crushed as well.
An accurate description Noel, however, some traps are legal in some areas. These legal traps will have small inlets to prevent turtles etc from entering.
Thanks. I did not know that Jim. I thought it standard throughout NSW., N.
I gave one of them a go yesterday. I think, as previously mentioned, that some small yabbies may escape. On saying that, I got a couple smaller yabbies in the net and another nearby net I had (standard bait trap, but with different bait) did not get me many small yabbies anyway so there is some uncertainty. What I do like about the new lift nets, they will hold in current better and therefore I can get them into places where they will hold the bottom whereas the normal bait traps 'roll' over. I have had more luck in deeper water this year chasing yabbies and shrimp. Got a few larger shrimp in the net as well. I thought about adding shade cloth to the base of the net to prevent small yabbies dropping out. I realise now this will create a lot of drag and will be difficult to retrieve in stronger currents.
I assume the purpose of these nets is too catch a feed of large yabbies and prevent the loss of other animals...it no doubt achieves this. And another thing...check the regs for waters where you can use these nets. Many of my local waters such as the Goulburn and its tributaries as well as Waranga Basin are off limits for this net. It may have something to do with crays being present in the waters.