Definition of cast net in English:

cast net


  • A fishing net that is thrown out and immediately drawn in again, rather than being set up and left.

    • ‘Finger mullet can be bought from camps or caught in cast nets.’
    • ‘Others snorkeled in search of popping-cork treasure, slung cast nets at finger mullet, pushed sunburned babies in strollers and walked dogs.’
    • ‘They contrast these techniques with others, such as cast nets, bows and arrows, and harpoons-more selective, active techniques that require skill and place much lower limits on the amount fishers can catch at any one time.’
    • ‘‘The offences ranged from speeding by exceeding the six knots in the no-wash zone of the town reach area, using cast nets in the same area and exceeding the bag limits,’ he said.’
    • ‘Judging by the laundry list of species caught on some trips more than 40 miles to sea, it would seem more practical than fishing with individual lines to just launch an enormous cast net off the stern.’
    • ‘They learned to throw a cast net and how to build a fire that's good for frying fish.’