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Daiwa One Touch Net - Review

by Craig Price
(Melbourne, Australia)

The first fish landed by the net

The first fish landed by the net

I recently received the net from Chris. Upon arrival, it rained in deluge proportions for two weeks. It's summer here, and Australia is meant to be a dry country.

When the rivers finally subsided enough, I went fishing. My thoughts on the net as follows:

It is perfect for thick brush scrambling and climbing over dead timber, which is just what I wanted it for.

It still has a very stong chemical odour from the net material. I only notice it when it is open, but I hope this goes soon.

It opens one handed and is easy to use.

It works well as a seine net to examine what the fish are eating.

As the mesh is finer and suited to this purpose, it catches the current a little more and this can bend the net out.

It lands fish of a reasonable size.

Overall rating - 4 out of 5

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Dec 09, 2011
Net More Fish
by: TenkaraBum

I think the smell will dissipate with time. I haven't been able to fish much here either, so mine has also been stored in the pouch in my backpack. I suspect having the net open rather than in the pouch probably helps. I imagine swishing it in the water probably helps, too. Maybe even a little fish scent to mask the chemical. The answer is clear: we both have to go catch more fish.

Dec 10, 2011
drying it worked
by: craig

Smell has gone after drying it out for a day, now just smells of fish. Started raining again, another 40mm forecast; this net should come with a warning!

Mar 12, 2012
Construction question
by: CraigW

Curious as to the construction of this net. Can the handle be removed.

To explain I would like to attach the net to my wading staff. It is a telescoping style and has a removable top cap that screws onto a 1/4 - 20 stud. The staff would give added reach to land fish, which I need for some of the areas that I fish, plus the knees don't work as well as they use to.

I could create an adapter to attach the net but need to know how It is assembled.

Thanks, Craig

Mar 12, 2012
by: TenkaraBum


You could fashion an adapter that would work.

The handle of the net is attached by inserting the end of the handle into a metal female ferrule that appears to be about 1/2" ID and a bit over a half inch long. It is held in place by a phillips screw.

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