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These are Three of the Most Common Ways to Hang Nets For Fishing

  1. 2/3 Basis - 300 yards of netting per 100 yards net.

  2. 1/2 Basis - 200 yards of netting per 100 yards net.

  3. 1/3 Basis - 150 yards of netting per 100 yards net.

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For sports nets such as batting cages and backstops, it is best if the mesh is close to the same height and length with ratio of 29.3%.
If possible hanging ratio should be between 25% and 35%.

Seines
are normally hung as close as possible to 1/3 basis
which is a hanging ratio of 33.3%.
If possible hanging ratio should be between 20% and 40%.

Gilling type nets are normally hung between 1/2 and 2/3 which is a hanging ratio of 50% to 66.7%. Generally more is better, but over 70% will start to become too dark in the water.


Square feet per pound - Netting Chart
(Ratio 29.3%) when height and length of mesh are the same
Netting is treated with black plastic.
 
Square feet per pound - ration 29.3%
Twine
Size
7/8" 1" Sq. 1" Sq. 1" Sq. 1 7/8" Sq. 2" Sq. 2" Sq. 3" Sq. 3" Sq. 4" Sq.
#9 46 55 92 111 120 129 166 206 245 283
#15 29 36 60 72 78 85 109 136 162 187
#18 20 24 41 50 54 59 77 96 115 133
#21 15 19 32 39 42 46 61 76 91 106
#30 n/a n/a 22 27 30 32 42 53 64 74
#36 n/a n/a 20 24 26 28 37 46 55 64
#42 n/a n/a 17 21 23 25 33 41 49 57
#60 n/a n/a 10 12 13 14 19 23 28 33
#96 n/a n/a 4.5 5.8 6.4 7 9.5 12.2 15 18
HOW TO READ CHART: Above is for maximum square feet per pound of netting.
As the height and length of the mesh get further apart the square feet per pound becomes less.

Chart for Mesh Deep to get 10' deep - 29.3% ratio, 33.3% ratio (1/3), ratio 50% (1/2), and  ratip 66.7% (2/3)
 
Stretched Mesh
Square Mesh
1 3/4" Str.
7/8" Sq.
2" Str.
1" Sq.
2" Str.
 1 1/4 Sq.
3" Str.
1 1/3" Sq.
3 1/2" Str.
1 3/4" Sq.
3 3/4" Str.
1 7/8" Sq.
4" Str.
2" Sq.
5" Str.
 2" Sq.
6" Str.
3" Sq.
7" Str.
 3" Sq.
8" Str.
4" Sq.
Ratio Height as % of Str Mesh Mesh Deep to get 10 feet
29.3% 70.7% 97 85 68 57 48 45 42 34 28 24 21
33.3% 74.6% 92 80 64 54 46 43 40 32 27 23 20
50.0% 86.6% 79 69 55 46 40 37 35 28 23 20 17
66.7% 94.3% 73 64 51 42 36 34 32 25 21 18 16
HOW TO READ CHART: Use the following formula to get other heights (widths)
Mesh Deep = Desired height times above mesh deep in chart divided by 10.
                

 Example:  If you need 1 7/8" square mesh 15 feet deep at 29.3% ratio.
          (This is where each mesh is the same height in chart divided by 10
          Mesh deep from above chart for 10 feet is 45.
                15' x 45 mesh deep is 675'
            675 10 is 67.5 mesh deep for 15 feet deep

 
 

The following formula will tell you how long your ties should be to hang on 29.3%, 1/3 Basis, 1/2 Basis or 2/3 Basis.

  1. Multiply the stretched mesh size times the number of mesh you wish to put on each tie. This will give you the total distance these mesh will stretch.
  2. If you wish to hang on 29.3% ratio, multiply this by 70.7% to get your tie length. Note: This 29.3% ratio makes your mesh the same height and length.
  3. If you wish to hang on 1/3 Basis, multiply this by .667 to get your tie length. (33.3% ratio)
  4. If you wish to hang on 1/2 Basis, multiply this by .50 to get your tie length. (50.0% ratio)
  5. If you wish to hang on 2/3 Basis, multiply this by .333 to get your tie length. (66.7% ratio)

Example:
3" sq. mesh = 6" str. mesh
8 mesh per tie

6" x 8 = 48" is the total distance the 8 mesh will reach.
48 x .293 = 14" ties for 29.3% ratio
48 x .667 = 32" ties for 1/3 Basis (33.3% ratio)
48 x .50 = 24" ties for 1/2 Basis (50.0% ratio)
48 x .33 = 16" ties for 2/3 Basis (66.7% ratio)

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