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Bass and netting

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#1
Considering that many of our counterparts have to do battle with illegal netting and gill netting in the Northern regions, I have heard it said that bass don’t normally get caught in these nets!
Well, I beg to differ as the following illustration will show:

Gill netting for research during August with a cold 8 degrees water and nets to 2.0m deep only.

Bass – 45 with the biggest over 3kg’s! Mainly females heavy in roe!
Carp – 18 odd with biggest around 8kg’s.
Yellowfish – 10 to 15 nice ones with a few smaller ones as well.
Eel – 1

Day netting yielded better results than night time – logical as bass are visual predators at their best.

What’s clearly illustrative here is that bass came out tops! This is reason to worry but in the North maybe there are huge populations of kurper (there used to be) which dilute this kind of concern somewhat??
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#2
when i lived in zim, when my dad used to transport bass from his dams he tried gill nets but was not very successful. all he would get is barbel and bream and the odd bass.
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#3
Is it a drag net or a stationary gill net.

Must be really honest, Ive removed hundreds of gill nets and never ever seen a single bass in one. Common sense says they must get caught, but I have not seen it yet. But they do like hanging next to the nets as a sort of 'structure".

Either way, hate them!
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#4
drag net. my dad said that they dont get caught because their heads are too big?
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#5
They were stationary gill nets, funny enough!
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#6
were they big bass or dinks?
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BFSA
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the majority excluding the 3kg
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