- a small, bag-shaped net with a handle at the mouth, for scooping a hooked fish out of the water and bringing it to shore or into a boat.
Origin of landing net
Examples from the Web for landing net
Historical Examples of landing net
The landing-net was useless for one of his size, and I would not have him gaffed.American Notes
Thus he remained for a full minute, gasping like a fish in a landing-net.Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 1 (of 2)
Never, till 1890, in all my days did I possess a landing-net.Angling Sketches
Then we remember, with a flash of despair, that we have no landing-net!
Orlando stepped down and quietly slipped the landing-net under him.
- angling a loose long-handled net on a triangular frame for lifting hooked fish from the water