How do people catch there larger koi 80cm + I always use a koi sock for my koi because there not that size yet. Just wondered how you manage a koi that size by yourself do you put the bowl in your pond and put it in from you pan net etc.
Bit of a silly question but just wondeedr as I have a koi that i have never netted before and it's quite large.
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I do just that bowl in pond 1/2 full so it still floats touch sides of bowl with net so ti tips and allows fish into bowl then use a water holding sock and remove with care , sid 49 (wayne) your man for this
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ive got a floating basket but don't use it much as a fish got its anal fin caught in it , might have been a one off but the bowl is just as good , its only that you might need 2 one to put it in pond and one for photo's examination etc, if you have a high wall you will need 2 people ive managed on my own but it can be quite heavy if youre using a water sock, ive got the plain sock aswell but the sock with water causes less stress , I never remove them anyway unless there is an emergency, I did it a few year ago for the yks foto shoot and my large chag jumped straight out and cut its mouth on the side of pond so beware
I agree with Paul on this 100%.
We sold our jap basket as any koi over about 50cm is too big for them as they catch their fins and scales on the ridges.
Nice big smooth bowl in pond coax them in from the net.... and if they are black and white cover the bowl quick as they like to fly.