Innovative Nets builds an abundance of gear for taking fish in numerous environs . We design gear for 16' flatboats and 40hp outboards to 100 Meter ships with 2000 hp diesels.
I.N.S. builds gear that is somewhat Target Specific. The net is designed with a specific fish or fishes in mind. It is NOT a one-size-fits-all.
We also build Aggregate Catchnets that take whatever is down there....target species and all.
Shown hereis just a small sample of gear that is used nationwide to mitigate and sample endangered species, invasive species and native species as well.
Just let us ask you the right questions and you will get the right net.
The PUSH TRAWL is very effective at taking fishes like Chubs and Darters, among other small species that hang out in eddies and cobble.
Sampling for Chubs in a Cotton wood
Snakehead taken from Arkansas aggricultural canal
This Snakehead was captured in the Doyle Ditch Trawl ( DDT Model 16 x38). It is a specially rigged net for sampling without a boat and is pulled with two ATV's.
Mixed catch from the Sand bar riffles
Catch taken with model 16' OT-4, 4mm trawl.
Mini-Mamou Surface trawl
When Oceans and Fisheries of Canada asked for net to sample collections of fish in small rivers and some aggricultural canals, we designed the Mini-Mamou. It takes an aggregate of species from 5mm through .50 meter. This net Model 12 MI-MA/35x6 is especially designed for small flat boats with low HP. It can be easily operated by hand.
Larval Sturgeon caught in the new Tri-Layered Trawl
The call came in to I.N.S. for a net that would take Y.o.Y. as well as larval fish at the same time. We designed a Tri-Layered Trawl that keeps fish both in the 3mm through 500mm size. The catch is separated inside the net itself so the larger fish do not crush the smaller ones. The Tri-Layered larval trawl has been a huge success with fish and game agencies.
This Mini-Mamou Surface trawl can be floated right over sensitive grass beds or dangerous rip-rap. It takes fish from 10mm through 500 mm and can be operated with a 50hp outboard.
Multi Species catch
These researchers wanted to know what was where and in how much of a bio-mass. We used a modified design of SKT trawl to give them THIS catch.
Model 45x52mm- Sweeper Midwater trawl
Acoustical sampling is one of the better things our line of Midwater trawls can accomplish.
Shown here, the 42' Sweeper Midwater net is being deployed on Lake Erie.
The Siamese Separator trawl has proven a powerful tool in taking endangered Pallid and White sturgeon as well as Chubs and Darters.On occasion, it also picks up something quite unexpected!
40 lb. Flathead caught in a 8' Siamese Trawl
Sturgeon Ages Classes in one afternoon
Besides the large Flathead, University of Kansas researchers also took these smaller specimens in their Siamese Separator trawl.
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We do not put everything we design and build in THIS website. Pick up the phone and call us. It's a phone call worth making. We ask a lot of questions and THAT is so we can build a gear that WILL work for you.
We do CUSTOM and we mean CUSTOM. If you give us enough information, we'll make a design that will give you a firm edge in your field sampling. No! your net is NOT sitting on a shelf.....we won't make it until we know what you want.
Call or email us for our Electronic Catalog. Its a 7MB WORD doc. that is easily viewed and shows you an assortment of gear that we know you have never seen before.
I.N.S. has the reputation for being in the forefront of innovative , Outside-the-Box gears for sampling those hard to catch fishes.
"We may be slow . . . but we get it right!"
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