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Old 16-07-2013, 10:41
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Question barbel landing net

ok guys need some help here I need to replace the landing net 36" triangular with spreader block connection that I currently use it's a bit cumbersome in flow and weighs over one and a half pounds when wet.
need something a little better for landing the barbel.
suggestions please
been looking at this http://www.dinsmores.co.uk/viewlarge...d=746&subId=10
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Korum latex spoon net is the one I'd recommend. Ideal size and shape for barbel and the latex mesh doesn't tangle in brambles, etc. It also doesn't hold the smell like other mesh does.
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I'd go for a big spoon of some description. I can't stand carp type triangular nets on flowing water. They are usually, too deep and too unwieldy.

I'm making do with a Gardner Barbel Spoon and a Fox Specialist

Neither are perfect, the Fox is a bit flimsy and you need to keep an eye on the screws in the spreader on the Gardner.

Once those die on me I suspect I'll invest in a Fox Predator Spoon unless something better comes along in the mean time.
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Whilst the Korum net does have its advantages with being latex, i have had 2 snap on me at the same place (just above the block) and both times with lifting a fish whilst holding the net at the join with the handle. The one i have now (only as i have been given replacements each time is flimsy and i am just waiting for it to go again) In my opinion they really are not very well made nets.

The gardener net is good but as i fish the Teme a lot it seems to attach itself to anything and everything. I currently use the Wychwood Folding specimen net and whilst it can be heavy when very wet i like the fact you can use a magnet on it to "strap" it up for transit.
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I bought a Rovex Folding Barbel landing net. As I favour a roving approach, this is great being lightweight and easily folded into the bag that comes with it. I have doubts about how durable it will be, only time will tell.
Previous to this I was using a carp landing net which was an absolute pain in tight swims, being far too deep.
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any thoughts on this one http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1111001440...84.m1423.l2649
and thanks for the replies will go look into a couple of the suggestions
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Default Re: barbel landing net

I bought a spoon net from an advert on BFW about 10 years ago. It was fine, strong and fairly light, sadly the thread seems to have worn now, so it needs a bit of tape wrapped around to secure it.

I'm looking at a latex net myself for chub/barbel fishing and a mate whom has the korum has also made the same comments to me about the potential weakness near the thread.

You may find something suitable under the 'carp match' net range. I'd assume some of these are very strong due to the amount of lifting that gets done when using them!
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I tend to favour the carp nets, with the larger mesh to allow the water to pass through on pushing flows.


Pals like the latex ones...just doesn't feel right to me. Thats just my opinion.


Just make sure its a good size for allowing the fish to rest before and after unhooking.

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well have opted for the fox specialist should hopefully be able to use it on Monday royal mail permitting thanks guys
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Another one for the Korum big spoon.
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