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Old 24-04-2012, 06:18   #1
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cast nets

I use a cast net here in NC. Heading to the Bahamas (Abaco) on a friends boat, do the fishermen rely on cast nets in the Bahamas? I would buy one and leave it on the boat, so I want to make sure the 100 bucks is worth it.
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Old 24-04-2012, 06:46   #2
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Re: cast nets

Why not?--fresh anchovies, dipped in seasoned flour and quick fried are great.
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Re: cast nets

Cast nets are used for catching bait, however they are technically illegal for all but Bahamians. That said, I have never heard of anyone being bothered over using one. Summer brings large schools of cigar minnows (Locals call them pilchards)
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Cast nets are used for catching bait, however they are technically illegal for all but Bahamians. That said, I have never heard of anyone being bothered over using one. Summer brings large schools of cigar minnows (Locals call them pilchards)
Thanks...you are sure it is illegal for boat owners to use cast nets? Only Bahamians?
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Cast nets are used for catching bait, however they are technically illegal for all but Bahamians. That said, I have never heard of anyone being bothered over using one. Summer brings large schools of cigar minnows (Locals call them pilchards)
This is what I have found...

"It is illegal for a non-Bahamian to use any type of fishing net, except a cast net."
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Old 24-04-2012, 07:04   #6
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Re: cast nets

Then there is this:

The use of a net must be specifically authorized. If you wish to use a cast net to gather bait, you must specify that you want to use this kind of gear on the Sports fishing Permit Application Form. Once approved, the issuing officer will include the use of the cast net when he issues the Sports fishing Permit.
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