How to lift heavy fish without breaking your net


With these tips, you’ll never break a net while lifting heavy fish

It’s not uncommon to see broken fishing nets in the boats of anglers. And it’s easy to break even the highest quality net, if you’re using it to lift fish the wrong way. But it’s just as easy to get even heavy fish in your boat without any problems as long as you follow these tips from Capt. Jason Wolfe of Wolfe’s Guide Service.

The most common culprit of broken nets happens when anglers use their net more like a shovel. They attempt to lift the fish with all the weight on the handle. Do it the way Wolfe shows us instead, and you’ll never break a net again, even with your biggest catch.

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