Pulling a net up by hand can
be hard, but not too bad if spread amongst a few of you.
As driving along in the boat with buckets full of water isn't
a great idea, the net was laid into an empty bucket and then
we got back to base as quickly as we could before taking the
fish out. The cold temperatures and wetness of the net kept
the fish alive and well.
We did have a small fishing launch
with a powered capstan for hauling deep nets, but it was more
a question of what mood you were in as to which was best to
use as the capstan turned very slowly and you could feel sea-sick
when watching the rope slowly coil into the bucket. We used
the launch on nets that were further away from base rather than
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