Traditional net

Traditional landing nets large and small.
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Re: Traditional net

Post by RBTraditional » Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:31 pm

You'll not need anything bigger than 30" we've had some big old kippers in our Austin nets including pike of over 25lb, carp to 32lb and plenty of big barbel the biggest gong 14lb 1oz.....
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Re: Traditional net

Post by BobTheFloat » Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:37 pm

RBTraditional wrote:You'll not need anything bigger than 30" we've had some big old kippers in our Austin nets including pike of over 25lb, carp to 32lb and plenty of big barbel the biggest gong 14lb 1oz.....
That's good enough for me sir!
The modern net can stay in the loft :Thumb:
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Re: Traditional net

Post by AshbyCut » Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:40 pm

I heartily endorse Mr. Austin's work !
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Re: Traditional net

Post by BobTheFloat » Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:40 pm

Regular_Caster wrote:Sounds like an excellent purchase, well done. :) I will take a look now. I am sure I shall be envious, in a good way. Thanks for replying.
I could put you in touch with Dave if you would like to chat to him.
I'm sure he would be willing to send you some pics of his work.
He did tell me he's slowing things down soon so you might want to act fast.
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Re: Traditional net

Post by RBTraditional » Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:43 pm

BobTheFloat wrote:
RBTraditional wrote:You'll not need anything bigger than 30" we've had some big old kippers in our Austin nets including pike of over 25lb, carp to 32lb and plenty of big barbel the biggest gong 14lb 1oz.....
That's good enough for me sir!
The modern net can stay in the loft :Thumb:
Dave is a real gent, lives about ten miles from me in Maidstone, his nets are built to last.
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Re: Traditional net

Post by BobTheFloat » Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:47 pm

I have a few of Daves items now his craftsmanship is outstanding and as you say he is a real gentleman
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Re: Traditional net

Post by Regular_Caster » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:27 pm

Thanks chaps, he sounds exactly the kind of chap I'd like to purchase from.

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Re: Traditional net

Post by Chris Bettis » Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:19 pm

Are you sure that you need a net bigger than 36 inches. Remember Ravioli was landed with a 36 inch net.

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Re: Traditional net

Post by BobTheFloat » Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:11 pm

Hi Chris
When I first made the original post I'd not long made the transition from carp Eskimo and had always used a 42" net for my carp and pike fishing.
But as said above by Mr RBTraditional the net I now own should accommodate anything I'm likely to encounter.
I hope so anyways!!!
I'm very lucky to have some of the best fishing on the Thames not to far from me and the thing I love about the river is you never know what your going to hook as it has the potential to break all our freshwater species records in my opinion.
I might leave the big modern one in the van just in case then someone can leg it back if I hook a whale.
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