Can anyone tell me anything about this landing net ?

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Lincoln Ant
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Can anyone tell me anything about this landing net ?

Post by Lincoln Ant » Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:47 pm

Hello lads,I won this on an internet selling site for £5 and want to stain and varnish it before I start using it on my rowing boat.I was just curious to know how old it might be ? Thank you
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Post by Bob Brookes » Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:56 pm

:Hat: It goes back a few years before knotted nets were banned. If you do intend to use it Ant you will need to change the mesh to a fish friendly one as these old ones did severe damage to fish scales. :Confused:
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Post by Paul F » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:14 pm

It is known as a Gye net, salmon anglers fix them to their backs on a lanyard when wading the river, and call them into action when a salmon is ready to land. some barbel anglers use them when roving. Bob is correct, the mesh will need replacing if you want to use it

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Post by Liphook » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:24 pm

That's a flip over net. Gye nets have a pole that the head slides up and down on, and can be carried on a peel sling for one handed operation. Get a rubber mesh if you want it to be as fish friendly as possible :Hat:

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Post by Reedling » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:37 pm

I have an old flip over net along these lines which was made by Allcocks, it is a bit more basic than this one though.

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Post by Lincoln Ant » Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:33 pm

Thanks for the information lads,I don’t suppose any of you do a re-netting service do you if I pay for your time and full post and packing :Thumb:

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Post by Redtag » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:27 pm

This looks like an ABU net - you can see them in their catalogues from the 1960's onwards. I believe that Relum made a very similar net years later. Hope this helps.

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Post by Duckett » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:27 pm

Lincoln Ant wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:33 pm
Thanks for the information lads,I don’t suppose any of you do a re-netting service do you if I pay for your time and full post and packing :Thumb:
Snowbee sell very good quality rubberised knotless replacement landing nets bags in a range of sizes. I used one for an Efgeeco net frame I was restoring last April (the thread is not too far below this one). if your frame unscrews from the handle, which it looks like it does, it would be a simple enough job to fit one of them.

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Re: Can anyone tell me anything about this landing net ?

Post by Lincoln Ant » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:12 am

Thanks Phil much appreciated mate 👍👍👍

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