Length (Radius) Spread (Circumference) Coverage in Square Feet
6' 12’ 113
8' 16’ 201
10' 20’ 314
12' 24’ 452
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.