Flounder fishing with nets can be undertaken by wading out from the shore and dragging the net, although deploying the net from a small recreational fishing boat with a clear stern area is much more productive.
Actively fishing the net - rather than setting it and leaving it to fish over a tide or at night - is the best way of catching fresh, top quality flounder.
Set the net in a blind channel and make a commotion to scare the fish into the net, haul it then repeat the process until you have caught enough.
Flounder caught in nets which have been left to soak overnight are often dead and starting to decompose, or have been damaged by sea lice before the fisherman picks the net up.
Tying down the gill net every few metres by attaching a 40 to 50cm rope between the float line and the lead line will dramatcally improve the fishing efficiency of the net when targeting flounder and other flat fish species.
If the net is not tied down it will catch excessive numbers of undersized snapper and trevally.