As some one said yesterday that they thought they might mess it up if
they tried, so I just want to show how easy, and cheap it is to do it yourself.
So too start with you need some sheet netting.
Here I'm using 6z 2" mesh, 15 meshes deep, and 200 yards long -£20
Some 8n nylon cord 132 meter reel - £11
(edited to add, that these poles were crap, and one rabbit snapped a pole all on its own )
Some electric fencing pole with 2 or the connectors cut off, and 2, the top, and bottom left on -70p each
First lay out the nylon cord to the desired length, top and bottom lines
Then bunch it up, at one end, next to your sheet netting
The sheet netting should, hopefully come with string through the top, and
bottom meshes, tied in a loop.
Untie the string, and attach your long length of nylon too it
then pull it all the way through
Do this top and bottom
Then stretch out the nylon, and secure it at both ends
You can then find the end of the netting, and start feeding it along the nylon
by just pulling it from one end
Once you have it layed out all the way to the end
Pace out 5 paces and drop a pole (edited to add, that these poles were crap, and one rabbit snapped a pole all on its own )
Then starting from the second from furthest pole, pick up the net
and pull it to the furthest pole, this sets the bagging, if you want 100%
bagging, pull it all the way to the end pole, if you want 50% then just
pull it half way to the end pole (edited to add, that these poles were crap, and one rabbit snapped a pole all on its own )
Then work your way back, repeating for each pole, so you
end up with a pile of bagging between each pole
Once you have all the net you want to use layed out, cut off the excess
and retie the ends for next time
You can then tie in the first pole, which you tread through the meshes
and then secure the top and bottom lines
For the middle poles, you just secure the top and bottom lines, but
dont feed the pole through the meshes
Then the jobs a goodun.
So you can use what ever you use to put it into for storage.
I'm using a cheap over sized game bag -£20
A paper round bag, or quickset basket will also work just as well.
I had access to a hall, which made it a bit easier, but you could also
do this all on grass, it would just snag a little more.
I hope that helps anyone who is interessed in making their own.
I'm not saying these nets will be better than whats on the
market already, but I am certainly saying they are cheaper.
And if like me, you preffer to catch in some thing you have made yourself
Its a good way to go.
Total price for 3 30 meter quick sets, and a carrier
Edited by Paid, 05 January 2008 - 05:52 pm.