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Title: Weigh Nets
Post by: emerger on June 16, 2010, 10:00:14 AM
I was thinking about purchasing a weigh net, anyone have any recommendations??
Title: Re: Weigh Nets
Post by: Rob Brownfield on June 16, 2010, 10:44:23 AM
Is this to weigh live or dead fish..and what size are you after?

I use weigh nets/slings a lot for Carp and Pike and there are a few things to look out for.

If weighing live fish I would tend to push you towards a sling/net made of a waterproof material that is solid, ie, not netting. This is because it is less likely to remove protective slime. Something like this... good size for Salmon very cheap!!,397 probably a better size for trout.

I personnly use a mat/sling combination which affords protection if laying the fish down, plus it zips up do form a weigh of these... for small fish for big fish

Hope that helps a bit
Title: Re: Weigh Nets
Post by: emerger on June 16, 2010, 11:37:13 AM

Sorry should of said the net I'm after is to weigh brown trout before they are returned, thanks for your response.
Title: Re: Weigh Nets
Post by: emerger on June 16, 2010, 11:48:31 AM
Was thinking about the McLean weigh nets, but not sure how accurate they are??
Title: Re: Weigh Nets
Post by: Catman on June 16, 2010, 11:49:11 AM
Would have to be McLean's Weigh Nets for me, made in New Zealand but available World Wide, I use one all the time if I am not at Haddo.

Title: Re: Weigh Nets
Post by: Goolager on June 16, 2010, 12:46:44 PM
E Merger

I guess there are two things here - is the net functional? and is the scale accurate?

I use the smaller McLean hand net religiously for trouting and it's perfectly adequate. The scale (on mine) is pretty much as accurate as I need - noting that the linear scale goes up in 1/4 lb's (I think  :roll)  so if you require it to submit an diffinitive weight for a competition, Guiness book of records, etc. then you'd be better off with a more precise scale but most people are happy with an approx weight.
I also have the next size up folding handled version and again the scale appears to be accurate but there is a point of note on the functionality - the retaining method for the 'head' of the net once it has beeen deployed is a basic formed wire 'stop' - not a secure locking device - so any upward force applied to the net will start to close it.........if you get my drift. I'll modify it yet

I bought mine from Orvis in Banchory so swing in by and see for yourself.

Title: Re: Weigh Nets
Post by: emerger on June 17, 2010, 09:49:04 AM
Thanks for your replies, bought the McLean 6.5lb net and put it to the test last night. Will post some pics soon.