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 Posted: Wed Sep 1st, 2010 10:31 am
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 so i just moved down to addo near PE.

i bought me a throw net so i can get into some live bait fishing

i cant throw this thing too good

any advice please

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 Posted: Wed Sep 1st, 2010 10:42 am
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Howzit Russ:welcomesea:

I'm still struggling to get it right and at the moment most of my attempts fail dismally - but this video did help a bit.

 

Last edited on Wed Sep 1st, 2010 10:47 am by landshark

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Also what I have found to not cast directly at the water - try and give the net some air or hang-time as helps it open and spread a bit more.

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 Posted: Wed Sep 1st, 2010 10:49 am
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thanks hey.

watched a dude throw one and schemed it looked easy. ha no chance

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 Posted: Wed Sep 1st, 2010 10:58 am
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Ja, I take my hat off the the experienced guys, they seem to do it so effortlessly.

Guess it's just one of those things that you have to practice a lot to get right - must say, its very rewarding to nail one and shake out a couple livey's...

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 Posted: Wed Sep 1st, 2010 02:13 pm
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It is like Garry Player said about golf - the more i practise the luckier I get

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surf magazine, a photographic step by step guide... you may need a second person to hold the mag for you while you get the net all organised though :)

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its hard but it gets easier. eventually, you wont even have to concentrate while throwin.

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 Posted: Mon Sep 20th, 2010 10:26 am
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Got the step by step guide on computer at home, will post it for you tonight

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can teach you if you ever in PE call me it takes no more than 2 mins to teach someone in person two or mabe five outings if you go by the book call me 0824665061 names Yusuf

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It is all in the rhythm as remember it………..it takes practice but once you get the hang of it, it will be fun…..like learning to cast with a conventional reel.

 

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aweh, practice is helping

still pulling more fark ups than pretty wide spreads, but they come every now and then

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Russ-Hole wrote: aweh, practice is helping

still pulling more fark ups than pretty wide spreads, but they come every now and then


Try to think of a discus thrower. His body does something very different to what a shot put thrower does.

Think "spiralling out" thoughts and be mindful of the force!

I am pretty useless but still get some harders. The net does not have to open perfectly to get fish.

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Try not to hold the net to short. also don't try to throw against the wind always try to cast with the wind. And dont forget to practice in your backyard but dont drag your net in on the grass. I have been casting for more than 10 years now and only now can i say that i can cast good.

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If you Google “Gabala’s.com” and search you’ll fine a plastic ring you can put inside your net to help keep it open. I tried for years to get it right until a friend showed me how to trough and since then I’ve added a 15m rope and its still to short sometime.

I can even trough it from my knees. Like when you cast from an Ark rubber duck or from something small where you can’t stand up. And then practice a bit. With in 5 attempts, I had it.

Happy practice

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Practice first throwing the net on the grass to get it to open. Remember to open the net in your hands in the throwing stance dividing the weights between hands to distribute the weight.

If you throwing from the right, remember to cast with a swivel of the hips, pulling with your left hand to "discus" the net. You need to cast the net open. It doesn't open if you throw it. Later on, you can heave it around your back for more distance.

It doesn't benefit you to hold it long length because you might be up to your chest in water when you throw.

Once you've learned to open the net at arms length, only then try for distance. Remember at this stage you still on the grass.

Once you ready for the real deal, keep in mind, like all hunting, stealth, site, sound needs to be taken into consideration. Stalk your prey into shallow water and throw the net low and hard straight at them from the crouching position. You cannot get fish throwing the net high into the air, the fish see it coming.

I normally throw 80 percent of my one throw back, I don't need more then I need!

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ai im useless with a cast net even after lots practise! when i try my brother laughs and says im going to get dead bait! in fact im realy good at throwning the fish dead! HAHA

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I have found that when I split the net 50/50 I get a better oval spread.That means I hold 50% in one hand and 50% in the other.

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Hi i will teach who ever wants to learn for free im a master with a cast net.please pm me.

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Hey there

I hope I can maybe assist.

Firstly with rope attached to right hand take up slack line in loops over right hand.

Take the top of the net, then fold net in half.

Grab the folded net half way.

From the weighted section, lift up and let your fingers grab the weight

Move a little way along the weights to the left about half a meter or so the lift and grab with your fingers again. Depending on size of net do it a few more times, with my 6ft I do it 3 more time. Total of 5 sections.

With left hand follow weights another meter and grab with left.

It's important to swing the net with a round motion from as far back as your hips will allow. Aim to throw straight at chest height horizontally away from you.

Don't force it. Don't try throw hard. All you need is the round swing motion for it to open nicely!

Using this method I can throw a 4ft net over 6m on to a target.

Remember, every one has a bad throw every once in a while and practice makes perfect.
There are a ton of methods, you just need to find our what works for you.

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