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    Koi nets

    As my old net is rotting am looking for a new one.
    Looked on Norfine site and most seem to be pan nets,they look quite shallow but are they ok for catching koi?
    Dont want to spend mega bucks but what do you guys use?


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    Yes, I have one, its very good, it is shallow but I haven't had any issues catching fish, I saw them being used when I went to Byer koi farm last year, so I decided to get one myself
    4600 Gallon Concrete Block and Fiberglass
    2.1 Meter x 0.71 Infinity Window
    2 x Aerated Bottom Drains and Skimmer
    Filtreau HiFlow 30 Drum Filter
    Bio Chamber - 140 litres K1
    Bakki Shower - 30 KG Sakura Far Infrared Media
    2 x 18,000 lh pumps

    http://www.koiforum.uk/pond-construction-pond-build-diaries/21720-roy-lynns-shiny-pond-day.html

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    Thanks Roy,are they only a couple of ins deep or more?
    I find it hard to imagine a fish staying in the net if very shallow.
    John

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    Yes they are only about 3 to 4 inches deep but the fish do stay in to be honest

    When I go out to the pond i'll take some pictures of the net with something in it
    4600 Gallon Concrete Block and Fiberglass
    2.1 Meter x 0.71 Infinity Window
    2 x Aerated Bottom Drains and Skimmer
    Filtreau HiFlow 30 Drum Filter
    Bio Chamber - 140 litres K1
    Bakki Shower - 30 KG Sakura Far Infrared Media
    2 x 18,000 lh pumps

    http://www.koiforum.uk/pond-construction-pond-build-diaries/21720-roy-lynns-shiny-pond-day.html

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    Your a star Roy,looking on Norfine site I can buy a 60cm pan net only for 10 and put that on my frame !!
    John

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    Agree with Roy.

    I had exactly the same reservations as you but it is SO much easier to catch them in a Pan net than a normal net and then just tilt the bowl and they swim straight in.

    Obviously pan nets aren't meant for lifting them out of the water, just for guiding them.

    Caught my Sanke the other day and she was so calm in the pan net that I didn't bother transferring her to the bowl, and just scraped her while she was in the net.

    I appreciate we all know how to catch our Koi.... but this video is still quite good to watch:


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    I was thinking the same John good to know people have good reviews on them that'll do as I needed a new net

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    Here you go John

    I managed to net myself a 4 inch rubber 90 degree bend what a catch




    4600 Gallon Concrete Block and Fiberglass
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    2 x Aerated Bottom Drains and Skimmer
    Filtreau HiFlow 30 Drum Filter
    Bio Chamber - 140 litres K1
    Bakki Shower - 30 KG Sakura Far Infrared Media
    2 x 18,000 lh pumps

    http://www.koiforum.uk/pond-construction-pond-build-diaries/21720-roy-lynns-shiny-pond-day.html

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    i use 3 lol,a round flat what i call my guide net like a pan net but doesnt dip in middle much,then a square catch pan net for getting them into after guiding into a corner,then my koi sock for lifting them out lol,i once tried lifting my large common out the pond in a fishing landing net,fat beggar broke the sides when i lifted it up hahaha,andi

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    Thanks for the replies folk.
    Good catch that Roy,is that a norfine and what size is that one?
    No I dont lift them out of the water in a net,use a sock,once tried to lift one with my hands and the koi was wriggling all over the place so I dont do that any more.
    Looks like a pan net it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by john1 View Post
    Thanks for the replies folk.
    Good catch that Roy,is that a norfine and what size is that one?
    No I dont lift them out of the water in a net,use a sock,once tried to lift one with my hands and the koi was wriggling all over the place so I dont do that any more.
    Looks like a pan net it is.
    Yes John its a Norfine 60cm
    4600 Gallon Concrete Block and Fiberglass
    2.1 Meter x 0.71 Infinity Window
    2 x Aerated Bottom Drains and Skimmer
    Filtreau HiFlow 30 Drum Filter
    Bio Chamber - 140 litres K1
    Bakki Shower - 30 KG Sakura Far Infrared Media
    2 x 18,000 lh pumps

    http://www.koiforum.uk/pond-construction-pond-build-diaries/21720-roy-lynns-shiny-pond-day.html

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    Cant make my mind up over a 60cm pan net or go for the big 80cm.

    What size do you guys use?
    John

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    I've got 75 cm and it's brilliant. So so easy to catch fish and if you have a bowl you just guide them into it..... No stress, no risk of damaging the koi.... Definitely the easiest and quickest way to catch koi.

    Gatwick koi has some on their website, 29.99 with sturdy extendable pole. Not sure how that compares to other prices but having used the product it's good value I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john1 View Post
    Cant make my mind up over a 60cm pan net or go for the big 80cm.

    What size do you guys use?
    i use a 60 and a sock on the grow on, i think it would be tricky to net anything over 40cm tho as you say they are quite shallow, id have thought the 80 would be deeper. if you do get the 80 can you let me know

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    As you get used to them you begin to understand that the shallowness is actually a major advantage.

    Obviously they are designed for "guiding" koi, not actually catching and lifting out the water, buy once the koi is in there you can pass it onto a bowl or pick it up with a sock.


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    I found a slightly deeper net easier to work with when there's not much room behind you..........why is it only now I'm thinking of cutting the pole down 😆

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    Thanks I have been looking at the 80 cm round on swell.
    https://www.swelluk.com/swell-click-...uty-pond-nets/
    good price,I would go for a Norfine one but the pole is too long for me,where as this one goes from 1.1mtr to 3mtr In three sections.
    I am tight against the garage wall on one side so the pole would be a hindrance.
    Any views on this one?
    It has 5 stars and excellent reviews.
    John

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    I am in the same situation as you Sephuk.
    John

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    I reckon that net will be just fine John.

    The metal frame looks very similar to mine.

    I thought mine was a Norfine, and at 74cm its the same size as the Norfine ones, but it can't be as I only paid 29.99 for it with extendable metal pole and they are much more expensive than that online. I will check it tomorrow.

    As for the deepness of the net, once under water even the relatively flat ones are deep enough I think. Also the flatter they are the easier they are to move through the water. Put it this way, with the one you're looking at I think you'll be able to lift the frame completely out of the water but still have the Koi underwater except maybe for the dorsal area.

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    Thanks for that Rs need a bit of reassurance,one of those things hard to buy when you cant see it in real life but I think it's ok.
    Need the shorter pole when not extended due to my garage being extended so close to the pond,whose crazy idea was that.
    John

 

 
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