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landing net

noun, Angling.
1.
a small, bag-shaped net with a handle at the mouth, for scooping a hooked fish out of the water and bringing it to shore or into a boat.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55
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Examples from the web for landing net
  • If you use a large landing net, once netted, leave the fish in the water while still in the net so it can continue to breath.
  • However, these restrictions do not prohibit the use of a hand-landing net to land fish legally hooked.
  • After much shouting and excitement, a landing net is slipped into the water.
  • Handle fish firmly but carefully or use a landing net to stabilize fish while you unhook and measure them.
  • Gizzard shad and smelt may be taken with a minnow seine, minnow dip net, or hand landing net.
  • All lingcod incidentally caught must be landed by hand or with a landing net and released immediately.
  • If you plan to land a trophy muskellunge, be sure to have a large landing net ready to subdue the fish.
  • Hooked lake sturgeon were brought aboard with the aid of a large landing net.
  • When lake sturgeon were captured they were hoisted aboard with the aid of a large landing net.
British Dictionary definitions for landing net

landing net

noun
1.
(angling) a loose long-handled net on a triangular frame for lifting hooked fish from the water
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