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Drop Nets Pole Sizes And Drop System

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A BIT OF ADVICE NEEDED HERE WHAT POLE SIZE WOULD YOU NEED.WHERE WOULD YOU BUY THEM AND HOW ARE THE SET UP ? P/S I TRUST YOU CAN USE YOUR ALREADY SET UP LONG NET? I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY INPUT ROB.

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Rob,

 

I messed with Drop Nets many times and have found that unless it is something you really really need to do they are a very expensive way to catch rabbits.

 

At one time I had a job of netting rabbits just off a football pitch and the surrounding lights made proper long netting very difficult I used the set up below and it worked well - I have used it a few times since.

 

I used a quick set long net - Undid the foot line from the pole and knotted on a good heavy purse net ring, while the net was run out. I then put the ring back over the pole and slid the net up and bunched up the bagging held it up with a good strong plastic clothes peg as you can see from the photos.

 

The net had to sit out a few days for the rabbits to come under it this can be a problem depending on where you locate it....

 

However, when they do get used to it, it was only a matter of walking along the net quickly and steadily and clipping off the pegs - Not totally ideal but it worked for this particular area.

 

I used it again in an area where a drop net would have been required - But rather than pegs I used a long draw cord and kept it in a continuous run with each bunch of bagging tied with a granny knot - I continued the cord a hundred yards or so to where it could be pulled - This worked quite well too, but you need good shiny cord and have the longnet poles in good and tight.

 

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