dip-net
1) a bag-shaped net held open by a square, triangular or rounded frame on the end of a long pole. Used to scoop fish from the water, either on small scale in streams or ponds or commercially from large catches. May be quite large and pivoted on a scaffold or lifted by ropes or pivoted from the end of boat. Also called scoop or scoop net;
2) a net placed on the water bottom or suspended and lifted up when fish swim over it. More correctly lift net

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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