Originally Posted by WylieCat
I've seen a lot of people break nets on medium to large fish by trying to pick the fish up by the handle alone.
Once a fish is in the hoop, pick the fish up by the hoop itself, not the handle. The handles and the connections are just not strong enough to stand that kind of weight, not to mention it is a lot harder on the person holding the net to pick a fish up this way.
I've landed many 40-60 pound fish on my $49.00 Bass Pro shop catfish net, but I would like a slightly