Multi-species landing net recommendation

MrTencherson

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Hi guys,

I need to upgrade my landing net, thing almost broke lifting a double figure lump out of my local commercial today.

I generally fish a small pond where fish vary from silvers, bream, tench and occasional carp but I do sometimes go to commercials where 10 to 20 lb fish are common.

I like the look of the round headed, rubber type nets. Can anyone recommend one that is okay for both large silvers and medium carp <20 lbs kind of an all rounder?

Thanks

Al
 
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Neil ofthe nene

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I can't recommend a specific net. All mine are fairly cheap and I have never broken one.

But l just wondered how you were trying to lift the net with a large fish in. With large fish I get the net as close as possible then lift with the handle vertical and if possible grasp the spreader block.

Any other way and you just put too much leverage on the net frame and handle.
 

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If you know you are in with a chance of a big lump, have a large second net set up to hand.

Use your normal net and when a lump comes along switch to the second net.
 

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Do you mean the net head itself almost broke? I have 2 different sized Drennan Specialist net heads - one 18" which is my 'normal' one, and then a 24" one that I use if barbel fishing
 

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I use the Daiwa folding net, can’t recall if it’s a 50 or 60 Cm head but have had everything from pound roach to near 20 pound carp in it.
 

MrTencherson

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Ah, sorry let me offer more detail. My current landing net is a very cheap integrated head and net with a collapsible spreader block (the whole thing including a landing mat was only £15) .


It’s done me well but isn’t intended for big lumps. To clarify, yes I do lift it by the spreader block and far end but because it’s a foldable net when there’s a lot of weight the spreader block folds.
Also the pole is a bit short, hence why I want to upgrade to a proper net and separate handle.

The choice is mind boggling so really after a pointer to a good value, but well made net that’ll be good for 8oz roach and 18lb carp. Don’t really want to have to take multiple nets as I prefer to travel light.

Cheers

Al
 
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Dusty Rhodes

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I’ve just bought one of the MAP shake dry nets 16” nets.
It’s bigger than my previous net and I’ve had fish to 16lb in that one, I can’t see why you would need anything bigger unless you are regularly targeting fish over 20lb.
 

MrTencherson

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Ah, sorry let me offer more detail. My current landing net is a very cheap integrated head and net with a collapsible spreader block (the whole thing including a landing mat was only £15) .


It’s done me well but isn’t intended for big lumps. To clarify, yes I do lift it by the spreader block and far end but because it’s a foldable net when there’s a lot of weight the spreader block folds.
Also the pole is a bit short, hence why I want to upgrade to a proper net and separate handle.

The choice is mind boggling so really after a pointer to a good value, but well made net that’ll be good for 8oz roach and 18lb carp. Don’t really want to have to take multiple nets as I prefer to travel light.

Cheers

Al
Oops, I meant integrated head and pole :)

And no, I’m not certainly not targeting big carp. Just want a net that could handle a double figure fish on occasion. I’ll take a look at the map one, thanks Dusty
 

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I know it's a hassle but I always try and take two nets now. I've got a small foldaway one for roach, bream etc and then another one pretty much solely for carp. I like the look of the Korum folding series! Thinking of getting a couple of them.
 

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Like others have said if you have any chance off hooking a lump set a second net on standby and use a smaller one for silvers
 

MrTencherson

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Thanks for all your suggestions, I have gone for an 18 inch Map shake dry net coupled with a 3m Maver pole.

This will give me double the reach I currently have plus if the net really shakes dry it won't stink out my garage quite as much as the current one.

And since I managed to get £50 off my car insurance this morning by shopping about, the new net is basically free, or at least that's what I tell the Mrs :)

Cheers

Al
 

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Any 20-24" round match type net really. I have a cheap Dinsmores and has never let me down.

Then buy handle separate, mines a 2 piece so can use either short or long and was cheap as chips.

Had carp upto 17lbs no problem. I do plan to catch bigger one day
 

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One of my pet hates is anglers using nets that are too small for the species... to my mind if the carp run to 20+ lbs then you should be using a proper carp net of at least 24" and preferably 36" or 42" its not really difficult to carry a pair of nets and handles... we all have net bags and rod holdalls that will hold a spare... why not do so...?
 

MrTencherson

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Thanks for all the replies and opinions. I have now tested out the new net and it's perfect for the kind of fishing I do.

It's deceptively large, I had a nice 16lber yesterday and it comfortably fit in the net.

Just to reiterate, I'm not carp fishing specifically, but happen to catch them anyway. The rod, line and reel I have are all pretty light too.

The 18inch net I got is perfect for my normal fish (large roach, rud, crucians, tench, skimmers etc) all under 3 lb typically but can also handle the occasional Carp. If I did decide to target carp, I'd certainly invest in carp specific gear.

In fact chatting with the lake owner yesterday he said to me that it was nice to see a big bend in my rod. He said it was refreshing to see as he sees so many people that are over gunned with 3lb test curve rods and 20lb line etc

Anyway, very happy with the net, thanks for the recommendation :)
 
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