anyone please tell me what materials i need and a diagram to show the sizes and shape and how to assemble it
If you wait a bit then Ill try to get some photos of my net later today or tomorrow and then Ill put some pictures up here if you want?any chance i could please get some deatils for the push shrimp net.. i no this is an old post but hopefully somene has some clear instrucitons to make one
many thanks in advance
If you scroll down towards the end of the page you will see a heading: For Shrimp Nets And Other Fishing Equipment. Click onto this site for a wide range of nets, its got current prices and they are very helpfull, they are based in Scotland, normally takes 48 hours for delivery.Good link to the shrimping page Chris, here's a couple of observations from expierience that it does not show though.
For those thinking of making their own push net, the Kent/Sussex type as being used by Charlie in the photos, pretty simple to make ,but something you can hardly see, but is fundementaly important, is the' leathers' on the front bar , the netting is threaded on the leading edge with sizal string or corlene and this is then threaded through 10-20 leather loops screwed onto the front bar-this is to produce some 'give' in the net should you foul up on the seabed,without it you will tear the net as sure as eggs is ommelettes! The Hampshire style net with the 'butterfly' shape does not need this as the back stays are made from 'withey' willow which has the natural springyness to overcome this risk. Anyone wanting a source of shrimp netting should contact Bridport Gundry, they are the net suppliers to the commercial boys and have outlets at most southcoast fishing ports.
There is a lot to this old pushnetting mularky , but as Mr Kipper will know, I was taught the finer points as a nipper by a real pro, my old uncle Joe Spedding from Lepe, Hants, Long gone but not forgotten.