Keepnet repair

Rigmann

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Ripped a hole about golf ball size in my new net ,what’s the best way to repair?

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Arry

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small cable ties or needle and thread... failing that a new net
 

ukzero1

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Is it a proper hole, or just a rip? If it's just a rip you can sew it back together with a needle and some strong line.
 

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I just use needle & thread. You could use nylon of you think the thread is not strong enough.
 

Krh57

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If you have a plastic glue gun you can always try that. Pull the hole together, put a piece of material one side of the net, pipe glue all over the rip then sandwich with another piece of material ( the material should be something that the glue will not adhere to, ie steel or something similar )
 

Chris Calder

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I use fly backing line, 20 or 30 lb, I use a large needle from my wife's sewing machine.
 

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I use braided line. But for quick repairs on the bank just use a small cable tie.
 

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A second vote for sewing it with Braid
 

Mr Bite

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I fixed a black one with black fly backing line could hardly see it
 

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Just a warning on using cable ties, I have seen a angler told he can’t use a net with cable tie repairs in, even though the tags were on the outside.

I’m afraid, having lost a netful of fish that cost me a win, albeit many years ago, I replace nets when they start to look worn and definitely replace them if they get holed.

That’s said, with the onset of winter and lower weights likely, I did try to mend one the other week, one of the rings had broken, I put a tiny slit in the mesh adjacent to the join, got the broken pieces out of the inside of the hoops (aluminium ring, with a smaller aluminium tube as the joiner) and used some industrial strength glue to hold a new joiner in place, what I didn’t realise would happen, was that the glue, attacked/melted the net material, so even after all that work, it ended up in the bin.
 

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Just a warning on using cable ties, I have seen a angler told he can’t use a net with cable tie repairs in, even though the tags were on the outside......

Chris, May I ask was this a directive from a venue owner or from someone running a competition? Thank you.(y)
 
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