cheers lads dont look like i can save my mate anything by making his nets for him how do the lads making nets turn a profit at 2 quid a net ?
There is only one way and that is cutting corners. You can make tidy 4ft purse nets for around £1.50 each those are 4ft nets with a big belly to the net. The nets that you get for £2.00 each you can barely get a rabbit in them they have cut them down so much, just to make a few pence more, so they can undercut the next bloke. A good quality 4ft purse net is worth every penny of £3.50.
But as buyers are always looking for the bargain, they are willing to accept an inferior product at a cheaper price. You should get ten to a dozen 4ft nets out of a 500g ball of spun poly.
I make shaped nets myself start @ 9 increase two meshes each row to 15 meshes then 15 rows of 15 then decreasing two meshes each row back to 9 22 rows in total. That gives you a 4ft net using a 2.1/8" mesh board, 4.1/4" full mesh, and plenty of belly in the net.