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Homemade Bridge Net

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
I need help. I found a nice bridge to fish from, my problem is landing my catch. A gaff is out of the question due to the fact I like to release unharmed, and also at high tide I'm still about 8' give or take from the surface of the water. I'm trying to figure out a design on a landing net, with atleast 20' of rope. Any help is greatly appreciated!
post #2 of 14
What about attaching a net to a bicycle tire rim and attaching a long rope. They also sell pier nets like this at some tackle shops.
post #3 of 14
You can get a bridge net at any b&t shop for under $20.00
post #4 of 14
Not that anyone pays attention nor is it consistently enforced, but is it legal to fish from this bridge? Hate to see you spend money and not be able to use it.
post #5 of 14
i do it all spring and only had the man there twice to tell us we couldnt fish.
post #6 of 14
well if there is sign clearly stating you cant fish on the bridge. then you cant fish
other then that. usually people or cops dont really bother you.
post #7 of 14
That depends on the bridge, the area, and the local enforcement.



If you have a Dicks near you they have a great hoop style bridge net for $14.99.
post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 
No it's legal and safe to fish from this bridge. Those round baitshop nets, I'm still looking for a decent one. They're ok if you're fishing for scup, but trying to get a keeper striper, or a good sized blue into the hoop is difficult. I've lost more fish while trying to hold the pole and maneuver the net into position.
post #9 of 14
ya.. thats why for bridge fishing i get a thick pole and like 40lb test, and just drag the sucker up
post #10 of 14
I wouldn't bother to make one. As others have said, you can just buy one for not a whole lot of money. There's also a version that's collapsible and will fit in a bucket.
post #11 of 14
just get a bridge rod made
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by BX2 View Post
I need help. I found a nice bridge to fish from, my problem is landing my catch. A gaff is out of the question due to the fact I like to release unharmed, and also at high tide I'm still about 8' give or take from the surface of the water. I'm trying to figure out a design on a landing net, with atleast 20' of rope. Any help is greatly appreciated!


If you want to release unharmed, get the net.
Even if you did want to keep some, you'll still need to release under size fish.
Hauling a 27" striper straight out of the water and then dropping it back over the side of the bridge is not good for the fish!

BX2, if you plan on fishing from bridges, get a bridge net.
post #13 of 14
You can purchase one of these at many Bait and Tackle Shops.







post #14 of 14
^ Yep - Thats the collapsible one.
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