Survival - Nets & More

  • Gizzard Shad Gill Net

    Click this link to Type of Gill Nets for an explination of the different types of Gill Nets.

    Click this link to Gillnetting-Wikipedia for additional information on gillnetting.

    Gizzard Shad Gill Net

     Proudly Made in the USA 400Designed to catch Gizzard Shad for trotline bait. These nets are 50’ long, 6’ deep, and #6 monofilament netting. They are complete with float rope and lead core rope. Two of the most popular sizes are listed below. Other sizes are available. The 1 3/4” square mesh catches shad about 8” and longer.

    Stock Number Description Price per net
    TL-03267 1 3/4" sq. mesh $ 55.00
    TL-03268 2" sq. mesh $ 51.00

  • Survival

    Survival Net

    Warning

    Due to their high catch rate nets are not legal in many states for sport fishing. It is your responsibility to comply with fishing regulations.

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    FNC does not report the sale of any items to any law enforcement agencies. FNC has never been subpoenaed to disclose any sales records. It is the customer’s responsibility to comply with all fishing regulations. FNC is not in violation of any laws by selling nets that are not legal to fish. Legality differs from area to area. If you are concerned about the legality of any product it is your responsibility to make the determination if it is legal or not. However, FNC encourages the observance of all laws. FNC provides a link to the following web site for your convenience if you wish to pursue what is or is not legal in your area.

    Click this link to US Fish and Wildlife for help with regulations.

     

    The most common type survival net is the gill net.Gill nets are vertical panels of netting normally set in a straight line. Fish may be caught by gill nets in 4 ways: (1) wedged – held by the mesh around the body (2) gilled – held by mesh slipping behind the opercula, (3) tangled – held by teeth, spines, or fins without the body penetrating the mesh, or (4) pulled along a shoreline as a seine to collect a group of fish.  Most often fish are gilled.  A fish swims into a net and passes only part way through the mesh.  When it struggles to free itself, the twine slips behind the gill cover and prevents escape.

    To use a gill net, simply string it between two anchor points and allow it to hang straight down in the water.  The top of the net does not need to be at the surface of the water. The net can be strung across a stream or in a pond or a lake. Using a gill net in a large body of water, the net can be anchored by sticks in the water in a circle similar to a fish trap, or the net can be pulled through the water along a shoreline as a seine to collect a group of fish. By closing both ends, the fish are then trapped.

    If you can’t get to water or are tired of fish, gill nets can be used for catching birds.  Simply string it in the trees.  Or for birds like quail set it low and drive them into it.  With a little imagination, it can also be used to catch rabbits and other small game.

    Most web sites recommend a 4’ X 12’ X 1.5” mesh for a survival gill net. These nets come with netting and the ropes for top and bottom are not attached. Our nets are fully assembled, are lighter, take up less room, and we think will catch better than these nets. Although there are a lot more smaller fish than there are larger fish, most fish caught in a 1.5” mesh are awfully small for eating. We recommend a 2” mesh (or larger) to catch eating fish.

    Gillnets are extremely effective and their use is closely regulated by fisheries management and enforcement agencies.  If you choose to use a gill net in a survival situation, be careful that you do not catch more fish that you can use or preserve.

    We don't believe one survival net fits all situations so we offer different solutions to different needs.

    Hiker

    SG-32015 survival net

    The "Hiker" is a gill net that comes with a top and bottom string tied in.

    The most common type survival net is the gill net. Gill nets are vertical panels of netting, normally set in a straight line. Fish may be caught by gill nets in 4 ways:

    • wedged - held by the mesh around the body
    • gilled - held by mesh slipping behind the opercula (most common)
    • tangled - held by teeth, spines, or fins without the body penetrating the mesh
    • pulled along the shoreline as a seine to collect a group of fish

    To use a gill net simply string it between 2 anchor points and allow it to hang straight down in the water. The top of the net does not need to be at the surface of the water. This net can be strung across a stream, pond, or lake.

    In the event no bodies of water are present, the net can be used to catch birds. Simply string it in between 2 trees. For birds such as quail, hang down low. Spook or drive the birds towards the net. With some effort and imagination, the net can also be used to catch rabbits and other small game.

    Gill nets are extremely effective and their use is closely regulated by fisheries management and enforcement agencies. When using a gill net in a survival situation, be careful not to catch/keep more fish than can be used or preserved.

    • Made in USA with 100% nylon multifilament netting.
    • Weighs less than 3 oz, easily fits in the palm of your hand.
    • Net has a top and bottom string tied in.
    • Designed for short term survival.

    Stock No. SG-32015 - Price $ 14.95

    Camper

    SG-42050 survival net

    The "Camper" is a flag type gill net, a. k. a. shirt tail net. The net comes with a top string only.

    The most common type survival net is the gill net. Gill nets are vertical panels of netting, normally set in a straight line. Fish may be caught by gill nets in 4 ways:

    • wedged - held by the mesh around the body
    • gilled - held by mesh slipping behind the opercula (most common)
    • tangled - held by teeth, spines, or fins without the body penetrating the mesh
    • pulled along the shoreline as a seine to collect a group of fish (A string such as bank line or paracord must be added to bottom, to be used as a seine. Bank line or paracord sold separately.)

    To use a gill net simply string it between 2 anchor points and allow it to hang straight down in the water. The top of the net does not need to be at the surface of the water. This net can be strung across a stream, pond, or lake.

    In the event no bodies of water are present, the net can be used to catch birds. Simply string it in between 2 trees. For birds such as quail, hang down low. Spook or drive the birds towards the net. With some effort and imagination, the net can also be used to catch rabbits and other small game.

    Gill nets are extremely effective and their use is closely regulated by fisheries management and enforcement agencies.

    • Made in USA with 100% nylon multifilament netting.
    • Weighs less than 5 oz. Fits in a 1 qt size bag.
    • This net has a top string only, to be fished in a lake or slow moving water.
    • String such as paracord, or bank line may be laced in bottom to use as a seine. See description below for details.

    Stock No. SG-42050 - Price $ 22.95

    Survivalist

    SG-62075 survival net

    The "Survivalist" is a gill net that comes with a top and bottom string tied in.

    The most common type survival net is the gill net. Gill nets are vertical panels of netting, normally set in a straight line. Fish may be caught by gill nets in 4 ways:

    • wedged - held by the mesh around the body
    • gilled - held by mesh slipping behind the opercula (most common)
    • tangled - held by teeth, spines, or fins without the body penetrating the mesh
    • pulled along the shoreline as a seine to collect a group of fish

    To use a gill net simply string it between 2 anchor points and allow it to hang straight down in the water. The top of the net does not need to be at the surface of the water. This net can be strung across a stream, pond, or lake.

    In the event no bodies of water are present, the net can be used to catch birds. Simply string it in between 2 trees. For birds such as quail, hang down low. Spook or drive the birds towards the net. With some effort and imagination, the net can also be used to catch rabbits and other small game.

    Gill nets are extremely effective and their use is closely regulated by fisheries management and enforcement agencies. When using a gill net in a survival situation, be careful not to catch/keep more fish than can be used or preserved.

    • Made in USA with 100% nylon multifilament netting.
    • Weighs less than 1.25 lb, easily fits in a 1 gallon bag.
    • Net has a top and bottom string tied in.
    • Designed for long term survival.

    Stock No. SG-62075 - Price $ 63.95

    Prepper

    SG-620100 survival netfloat ropelead core rope

    The "Prepper" is a gill net that comes with a top and bottom string tied in.

    The most common type survival net is the gill net. Gill nets are vertical panels of netting, normally set in a straight line. Fish may be caught by gill nets in 4 ways:

    • wedged - held by the mesh around the body
    • gilled - held by mesh slipping behind the opercula (most common)
    • tangled - held by teeth, spines, or fins without the body penetrating the mesh
    • pulled along the shoreline as a seine to collect a group of fish

    To use a gill net simply string it between 2 anchor points and allow it to hang straight down in the water. The top of the net does not need to be at the surface of the water. This net can be strung across a stream, pond, or lake.

    In the event no bodies of water are present, the net can be used to catch birds. Simply string it in between 2 trees. For birds such as quail, hang down low. Spook or drive the birds towards the net. With some effort and imagination, the net can also be used to catch rabbits and other small game.

    Gill nets are extremely effective and their use is closely regulated by fisheries management and enforcement agencies. When using a gill net in a survival situation, be careful not to catch/keep more fish than can be used or preserved.

    • Made in USA with 100% nylon multifilament netting.
    • Weighs less than 10 lb, easily fits in a 5 gallon bucket.
    • Net has a top and bottom string tied in.
    • Designed to feed several people for a long time.

    2" mesh Stock No. SG-620100 - Price $ 94.95

    3" mesh Stock No. SG-630100 - Price $ 92.95