4m landing net handles

Sebbie

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I need to buy a new landing net handle to replace my 20 year old version that is damaged beyond repair.

Clearly the trend is for much longer handles now, and I note that some such as the Daiwa Tournament and Drennen Acolyte will operate at 4m for river fishing but also at shorter lengths for added stiffness that would be good for commercials. I've also noted a lot of supportive comments about Colmic Skar K3, Maver Signature Pro, Garbolino Netsy and MAP Parabolix, Preston Innovations Response, all of which are approximately £100-130.

Does anyone have any experience of these or similar that you would recommend? My fishing is primarily on commercials and estate lakes but occasionally on rivers where the added length would be useful.
 

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I’ve had the Drennan Acolyte for a couple of years now, it’s been excellent,can’t really comment on any of the others
 

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I can only speak for the one I use which is the Maver Abyss X. Only really use it at 4m for clearing swims/cutting weed etc. 3m is plenty for me and I have used mine for a few years now. The Abyss X is no longer available and has been replaced by the Reality. Can be found online for around £25.

You will learn that I don't splash the cash on tackle. ;)
 

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I can only speak for the one I use which is the Maver Abyss X. Only really use it at 4m for clearing swims/cutting weed etc. 3m is plenty for me and I have used mine for a few years now. The Abyss X is no longer available and has been replaced by the Reality. Can be found online for around £25.

You will learn that I don't splash the cash on tackle. ;)

To be honest, I never understood the need to spend more than €25 or €30 on a net handle, either. I have a Dinsmore take-apart 'stretch' that can be used at 2, 3 or 4m and it was less than €20.00. Works fine - light enough and stiff enough for me.
 

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Take a look at the Tri-cast XRS in 12"8 not quite 4m but near enough, best value handle around, ok the acolyte and the tournament might be slightly lighter, slightly slimmer and a little bit stiffer but it is only a little bit and I would say the Tri-cast is probably stronger ...but the Tri-cast is half the price at £60. I have had mine ages and never had a problem, only used it at full length a handful of times
 

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To be honest, I never understood the need to spend more than €25 or €30 on a net handle, either. I have a Dinsmore take-apart 'stretch' that can be used at 2, 3 or 4m and it was less than €20.00. Works fine - light enough and stiff enough for me.
Until you use a top range landing net handle, and discover the difference, you never will get it ?‍♂️
 

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The trend might be to buy longer landing net poles, but I doubt that many buyers actually use them at their full length very often.
If you use 15'+ rods, fish a long pole in deep water, or fish pegs with long drops to the water, on a regular basis, you'll likely need a full four metres regularly.
I regularly fish long rods, but rarely does my 4m landing net leave the house. I can usually get away with a far more versatile Drennan Super Specialist which is 3m maximum.
 

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Take a look at the Tri-cast XRS in 12"8 not quite 4m but near enough, best value handle around, ok the acolyte and the tournament might be slightly lighter, slightly slimmer and a little bit stiffer but it is only a little bit and I would say the Tri-cast is probably stronger ...but the Tri-cast is half the price at £60. I have had mine ages and never had a problem, only used it at full length a handful of times
I replaced an old Tourney 4m with the Tricast. I got it in the Bobco sale for about £40. I use it for landing fish on top 5 rigs no problem.
 

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I’ve got both the acolyte poles and I prefer the shorter 2 peice carp.
 

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Until you use a top range landing net handle, and discover the difference, you never will get it ?‍♂️
Exactly mate, I bought a 4m Frenzee a few christmas's ago and the different between that and cheaper handles that I own is well noticeable and it can be used in a umber of different combinations of lengths for different situations.

You get what you pay for, £100 + landing net poles are better all round that the cheaper versions.
 

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Take a look at the Tri-cast XRS in 12"8 not quite 4m but near enough, best value handle around, ok the acolyte and the tournament might be slightly lighter, slightly slimmer and a little bit stiffer but it is only a little bit and I would say the Tri-cast is probably stronger ...but the Tri-cast is half the price at £60. I have had mine ages and never had a problem, only used it at full length a handful of times
Tricast handle is superb, narrower than the acolyte, my mate has an acolyte and I think it is much overrated for what it is, the Tricast is an absolute bargain.
 

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I have the 4m Daiwa Airity and use it 75% of the time for fishing for canal Bream. The other 25% I use my 3m Daiwa speed pole which I also have the 4m. On the river I use the 4m Team Daiwa which was built on the same mandrel as the Tournament but is much cheaper. Truth be know I wish they made a 3m thinner Airity for use on the cut as the walls behind me hinder me.
 

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The new tricast excellence handle is a delight to use, very strong yet still light, with 2 sections its perfect for commercials but you can take it to 3.7m with the 3rd section if required.
 

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MAP parabolix, Ive been using one for over two years and never even thought I’ve come close to breaking it, light, solid and dependable, I’d by another one in a heart beat.....but can’t see me needing to in the near future.
 

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Another vote for the MAP Parabolix in over 40 years of fishing, the best one I’ve come across
 

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Recently (summer) purchased a 4m middy muscle tech to replace a net handle of over 20years age. Been very pleased with it so far. Hopefully it will cover the next 20years as well!
 

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I’ve got both the acolyte poles and I prefer the shorter 2 peice carp.
Thanks Jasonb. Is there much difference in weight between the 2, and when would you use the longer one in preference to the 2 piece?
 
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