FIG. 7A is a side view of a second preferred embodiment of an ice fishing net with the net in a “released” position in accordance with the principles of the present invention;
FIG. 8 is a side view of the ice fishing net illustrated in FIGS. 7A and 7B with the net in a “ready” position in accordance with the principles of the present invention.
In yet another preferred embodiment, the ice fishing net includes an abutment member fixedly secured relative to the first rim member to prevent over rotation of the second rim member when the second rim member swings from the first position to the second position.
FIGS. 1A, 1B and 1C show side, front and top views, respectively, of a first preferred embodiment of an ice fishing net, generally indicated at 10, in accordance with the principles of the present invention. The net 10 is comprised of a handle portion 12 and a net portion 14. The handle portion 12 includes a release lever 16 that is configured to rotate a rod 18 and allow the net portion 14 to spring into an open position as is shown in FIG. 1A.