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ok to start with you dont want tide when shooting a sandeel net as the small meshes hold the water making it very heavy or near impossible to hold onto this is one reason it is pulled very slowly also you need it to disturb the eels enough to get them up from the sand and be hurded buy the wings of the net (the larger 22mm mesh sections each side of the bunt) which is usualy 5mm mesh.
as for shooting the net by wading this is very limited to what you will catch but ok with very small nets,your net will probably fish fine if you use it with no tide pull as this is what is lifting the foot rope clear of the bottom (bad thing)as you need it stiring up the bottom.will post more later,lee
 

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Hi ,
My net is about 30ft long ,green mesh with floats on the top and it cost me about 60 quid off ebay last year.Think the trick is to weigh the bottom down with some chain so that it digs into the sand and flick the eels out. Thanks once again for the info.

Mark.
this net is micky mouse (excuse the pun)
 

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Search the forums - this has been covered before.
Unless you know what you are doing - avoid trawls as you can get yourself in serious trouble quite easily. Towing a trawl can significantly alter a vessels stability charachteristics - especially if the net comes fast or fills with sand.

As for liciences - you need one if netting estuarys or river systems as i do. Contact the local environment agency office. In the open sea no licience is required but i'd suggest contacting your local sea fisheries office to check if there are any local byelaws forbidding seining etc etc.

SS
i agree 100% with ss on the trawl opinion i own a sandeel trawl so have first hand experience of them i have never had any trouble with mine but ALLWAYS have a knife to hand as if a problem does arise the rope will be cut ASAP..
 
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