I've had mine for quite a while. Spot on for most of my river fishing, which tends to revolve around trout, grayling and dace.
I think that the hook resistant thing is similar to the difference between a genuinely waterproof garment and a water resistant one.
If a hook, even a barbed one happens to penetrate certain sections (the straight bits between joins) of the mesh, it'll come out really easily. However, should you catch the mesh on, or near the join, it'll be just as much of a PITA as any other net.
Have used a 14" since they came out. Brilliant for silvers and I use small barbed hooks. Never had one which wouldn't EASILY come out. No cutting etc. That said I rarely get one caught in it unlike the Matchpro version where I was always cutting hooks out which were transferred by roach and skimmers
I have the 14,16 and 18. yes hooks still get caught in them occasionalybut come out easily.
the biggest issue ive had with them is trying to put a carp in a keepnet. The fish never wants to come out the landing net as they keep swimming into the bottom of the net. Good strong nets though with a good spreader block. The large holed mesh isnt suitable for hair rigs though. Fishing a banded pellet on a pw you snap to many
Ok guys, so you've convinced me the acolyte net is not what I want for commercials, so what is ?, want something deep enough, but not to deep, & I do use a lot of hair rigs , advice more than welcome ?