I think the maximum gust recorded so far for February 2013 is 68 m.p.h
The "wonderful" weather of course made it impossible for us to even think about going to sea.
So,today was spent making another new net which is aimed at larger species such as Ray, Monkfish ,Turbot and Brill. The mesh size of this net is 10.5 inches.
Mesh sizes are measured "knot to knot" - Re: photo:horizontally in this case and with the "diamond" shape of the mesh closed completely. The photo shows the diamond shaped mesh in a semi-open position and the measurements still read 8". These type of nets only catch the bigger aforementioned species as it can easily be seen that smaller species, such as Mackerel for instance, will be able to easily swim through the net.