Cast Nets

I’ll be in Charleston in a few weeks and looking for input on the best all around cast net for the area for inshore fishing from my boat. Size, mesh size, weight, brand? Thanks.

Resscue; most any 4-6 footer 3/8 - 1/2 mesh will work fine , if you’re not familiar with useing one this is a very informitive video…hope this helps !!!

George McDonald
US Navy Seabees,Retired,
MAD, Charleston Chapter

When you see “Old Glory” waving in the breeze, know that it is the dying breaths of our fallen hero’s that makes it wave.
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Great, thank you.

I like a Betts 1/2" in 5’ or 6’. Be warned, it seems the new thing to do on “cheap” cast nets is to use plastic dipped lead; heck it may not even be lead, probably just some plastic dipped steel. Anyway… I think these large clunky weights slow the net when sinking. IMO you want to see the lead weights around the perimeter. good luck.


Haddrell’s will sell you a great net and show you how to throw it. Call them in advance and they’ll make sure you’re set up.

Capt. Garry Coats
Folly Beach & CHS

Plan on checking out haddrells soon. Got here a week ago nd ready to hit the water soon!

Russcue, stop by and chat with me, if you’re at Dolphin Cove I’m your closest Haddrell’s.

I recommend 6’ for most people, but some people have a larger learning curve than others so smaller is better.

I’m here most days but if I’m not here I have employees that will help you.

Give me a shout with any questions.

Simon O
Haddrell’s Point Tackle West

Your Complete Sportfishing Center

Will do, Simon. Went by the one in mount pleasant yesterday. Nice store.