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The No Nonsense Net

The fishing net for vegetarians. (My first invention).
 
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I'm not a fishing person myself. I've never seen the allure of sitting on the riverbank with my tackle dangling in the water waiting for a bite. However, two chaps have recently told me that they fish for pleasure only and never kill and/or eat their prey but throw it back again. So this gets me thinking and I believe I have the perfect answer for fishing without the hassle of expensive rods, reels, creels, etc. A very simple idea. All you need is a pole with a clamp and steel spike at one end to attach to the riverbank. On the other end attach a regular fishing net but with a hole cut out of the business end. And there we have it, lower the net into the river, sit back, eat your fish paste sandwiches and relax. The net does all the hard work for you. At the end of the day you just remove the spike from the bank and go home. Perfect I reckon. Do I win a prize?
jethrotull, Jun 23 2007

Vegetarianism http://en.wikipedia.../wiki/Vegetarianism
Has a table with various definitions of related diets [imaginality, Jun 25 2007]

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       You caught a fish. That was quick!
wagster, Jun 23 2007
  

       So you catch and release with a net? Cunning, but still has the same problem of sitting at a river all day.
Germanicus, Jun 23 2007
  

       I think this net can work automatically; set it up, go home for the day, and then come back later to dismantle it. Maybe some electronic wizardry could be used to count how many fish were caught and released (inside the wizardy is a random number generator).
Ling, Jun 24 2007
  

       "Do I win a prize?"   

       I don't know, how many fish did you catch and release today?
IdeallyFourWord, Jun 24 2007
  

       btw, a lot of vegetarians do eat fish, whereas they do not eat red meat.
xandram, Jun 24 2007
  

       "btw, a lot of vegetarians do eat fish, whereas they do not eat red meat".   

       Erm!! Run that by me again. Anyway, as my first invention was greeted so warmly I shall now give great thought to the next, 'The Self-propelled Mothball'. Many thanks everyone & watch this space.
jethrotull, Jun 24 2007
  

       "I will not be beaten by a tiny net. I'll reverse the capture process..."
normzone, Jun 24 2007
  

       //btw, a lot of vegetarians do eat fish, whereas they do not eat red meat.//   

       Probably more accurate to say 'a lot of self-described 'vegetarians' do eat fish...' - the correct term for that diet is 'pescetarian' (see link). Or such people might be 'flexitarians' (people who mostly eat vegetarian food but eat meat or fish occasionally).
imaginality, Jun 25 2007
  

       My uncle used to do this, but with a dummy line instead of a dummy net. He sat in a nearby pub with a book.
pertinax, Jun 25 2007
  

       "I've never seen the allure of sitting on the riverbank with my tackle dangling in the water waiting for a bite." really? neither have i.
abhorsen1983, Jun 25 2007
  

       Thanks for correction [imaginality]. I knew I wasn't expressing it correctly, as you are right. I have a friend who calls herself a vegetarian, but eats all kinds of fish and cheeses which are made from milk, which come from animals such as cows and goats.
xandram, Jun 25 2007
  

       You're welcome, [xandram]. Incidentally, while fish is a no-no, eggs, milk and dairy products can be part of a vegetarian diet (it's vegans who don't eat any animal by-products such as those, as well as not eating meat). Mind you, cheese often isn't strictly vegetarian because it contains rennet (made from calves' stomachs, and used in processing the cheese), but vegetarian cheese is also available (at least here in NZ and in the UK).   

       Other non-vegetarian ingredients include isinglass (made from fish bladders, and used to clarify most wine and some beer), and gelatin/gelatine (usually made from cows' connective tissues, and used as a gelling agent in some yoghurts and desserts, and almost all of those yummy chewy sweets (dammit!).
imaginality, Jun 25 2007
  

       //Cunning, but still has the same problem of sitting at a river all day.//   

       I think you two may be missing the point of fishing for sport or recreation altogether. Best summed up the the following phrase:   

       A bad day fishing always beats a good day working.   

       Sitting on the riverbank all day is the point. This idea totally cuts out all labour involved completely. [+]
Noexit, Jun 26 2007
  

       fish paste... You haven't been reading any Douglas Adams, have you?
RayfordSteele, Jun 27 2007
  
      
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