Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Cast Net Coverage

Length (Radius)               Spread (Circumference)       Coverage in Square Feet

6'                                          12’                                       113 sq ft
8'                                          16’                                       201 sq ft
10'                                        20’                                       314 sq ft
12'                                        24’                                       452 sq ft

Look closely and you will notice that an 8’ net almost doubles in the total amount of square foot coverage as a 6’ net (about an 80% increase); and yet only requires about the same amount of throwing effort as the smaller net.  Therefore, an 8’ net is one of the best options to choose.

Larger nets require more strength, but the coverage in square footage increases exponentially.  So, the larger the net you can throw the better chance you have of catching fish on the ‘edges’ of the net before they can outrun it.

In the end, the only thing that really matters is getting your net on top of the fish; and that can be accomplished with any sized net, including a 4' net.

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