How Do You Make a Gill Net From a Fishing Line?

A gill net is a fishing net commonly used to catch fish. It works by trapping the fish in its mesh pockets as they swim into it. The gill net is usually made from monofilament line, which is strong and lightweight. It is also very flexible, making it ideal for fishing in shallow waters.

Making a gill net from fishing line is relatively simple. The first step is to measure out the length of line needed for the net. This depends on the size of the area being fished and the type of fish being Targeted. Once the desired length has been determined, it’s time to tie off one end of the line using a knot such as an overhand knot or a figure-eight knot. This will create an anchor point for the rest of the net.

The next step is to attach additional pieces of line to form a frame for the gill net. This frame will help to keep the mesh pockets open while they are submerged in water and also support any weights or floats that are added later on. Attaching these additional lines can be done by tying them off securely with knots.

Once all of the pieces have been secured together, it’s time to begin weaving in mesh pockets along each side of the frame. To do this, start by tying off one end of a piece of monofilament line onto an anchor point at one end of the frame. Then move down along each side, weaving in mesh pockets as you go along until you reach the other end.

When creating larger nets, additional pieces may be needed to make sure that each pocket has enough space for fish to get caught in it without escaping. To add extra pieces, simply tie them off securely with knots at regular intervals along both sides.


Making a gill net from fishing line requires some basic knowledge and practice but with patience and attention to detail anyone can make their own quality gill nets that are capable of catching plenty of fish! All that’s needed is some monofilament line, some knots and patience – no fancy tools or equipment required!

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Lindsay Collins