Gill Net

Market: Agriculture & Wildlife
Product type: Gillnet
Applications: Selective fishing, Commercial Fishing, Fishing, Traditional Fishing
Lead time: Made upon order
The main objective of the Gill Net is to capture fish of a certain size in the bottom of a watercourse by means of their gills
  • The commercial fishing gillnet is capable of catching a multitude of fish species (herring, mackerel, cod, shad, walleye, salmonids, sturgeon). 
  • It consists of a rectangular net spread vertically in the water.
  • The length can vary between 50ft and 300ft and the depth is usually 6ft or 8ft.
  • To keep the net vertical in the water,
    floats
    are installed every 6ft on the top and a
    lead core
    line on the bottom
  • This is for passive and selective fishery; the meshes must be adapted to the type of fish sought, which will be held by the meshes at the gills.
  • The gillnet is made of monofilament or multifilament. The size of the
    mesh
    and the percentage of mounting are chosen according to the fish sought.
Mesh
Size per fish:
Walleye = Multifilamment 3in, 3-1/2in or 4in stretched
Sturgeon = Multifilamment 8in, 10in or 12in stretched
Salmonids = Monofilamment 4in, 5in or 6in stretched

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Characteristics

Lifespan: Average Lifespan: 1 to 5 years
Complexity: Installation Complexity: Quick and easy installation for one (1) person
Transportable Net: Light and Compact
Local Product: Product made by hand in Quebec
Warranty: Lifetime warranty covering manufacturing defaults
Maintenance: Dry after each use
Manufacture details: Net is made by hand with a single weaving of the
twine
to fix the net and the rope
The finished product has extra ropes (free or looped) at every extremity in order to faciliate installation
It is possible to add a floating rope on the top of the net to inrease floatability
It is possible to add a
lead core
line on the bottom of the net to weigh it down
Manufacture options: It is possible to dye the net in green create a camouflage effect in water to help in the capture of fish
It is possible to add a 1/4in chain on the bottom of the net to weigh the net down
It is possible to add a
lead core
line on the bottom of the net to weigh it down
It is possible to add boyees on the top of the net to increase floatbility
It is possible to add a floating rope on the top of the net to inrease floatability
It is possible to add a double
lead core
line on the bottom of the net weigh the net down (ideal for waters with strong current)

Users

  • Traditional Fisherman
  • Commercial Fisherman

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