Re: NANFA-- about seining

Bruce Stallsmith (
Sun, 20 Aug 2000 22:04:24 EDT

The single most important thing when seining is to keep the bottom of the
net taut and tight to the bottom. This is of course an easy thing to say,
but this is the starting point. For seining in rocky riffles, sometimes the
best approach is to hold the net stationary and "kick" towards the net, to
chase fish into the net. This is best accomplished in a downstream
direction, of course, and assumes you have at least three people... Also, if
you're doing it that way, lift up rocks just upstream of the net and "kick"
towards the net.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL

>Subject: NANFA-- about seining
>Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2000 01:15:55 EDT
>I am a fairly new begginer at collecting/keeping native fish, and am having
>problems seining in my local streams, for darters, and such. I can't seem
>net the fish, they get away before the net gets to them. My first time out,
>we got a couple crayfish, and a couple emerald shiners, but that was after
>much, much seining in a rocky riffle. If anyone could let me know how to
>properly siene, or has some tips, please let me know . :) thanks! -dan

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