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    Default Weighing in my landing net?

    Hi all,

    I only started fishing about 6 months ago and I've been going at least once a week since then and I'm loving it.

    I've never weighed any of the fish I've caught. I've just kind of not really considered the weight, I've just enjoyed the process of catching.

    I'd like to get myself some scales and start weighing.

    My question is, would it be bad practice to use the net and just hook my scales onto the frame of the landing net?

    I just thought rather than taking the fish out of the net, on the mat, into a sling etc etc, it would just be quicker for me to use the landing net, therefore reducing stress on the fish?

    I like to be as quick and careful as possible and want the experience to be as streamlined for my catches as possible.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Weighing in my landing net?

    If you are going to do that a quick release coupling between net and handle is good or a strong plastic carrier bag is good depending on the size and species you are targeting.


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    Default Re: Weighing in my landing net?

    That’s the way I do it. I suppose if I thought I had a record I’d be more careful.
    Just remember to take the weight of the landing net off afterwards Weighing in my landing net?

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    I do the same and use either Korum or Prologic quick change adaptors. I know the weight of my landing net which i always, in my head, round up to the nearest quarter pound to allow for water. After all I rarely come close to any record fish and when I get a potential pb I take more care and err on the conservative side. A few roach and crucians have possibly been a bit heavier than I have claimed but I'm not bothered . I have a weigh sling but never used it. I haven't used a plastic bag but have one available for a small fish.

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    Perfect way to do it. The cheap digital travel scales for a few quid are compact, cheap and surprisingly accurate.

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    I weigh fish in the landing net. It is easy and not too distressing. As Ray says a quick release coupling makes things quick and easy. It is a good idea, before going fishing, to wet the disconnected landing net, hang it on your scales, then adjust the scales to zero. By doing that when weighing your catch you will be reading its actual weight. Pete
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    Default Re: Weighing in my landing net?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikench View Post
    I do the same and use either Korum or Prologic quick change adaptors. I know the weight of my landing net which i always, in my head, round up to the nearest quarter pound to allow for water. After all I rarely come close to any record fish and when I get a potential pb I take more care and err on the conservative side. A few roach and crucians have possibly been a bit heavier than I have claimed but I'm not bothered . I have a weigh sling but never used it. I haven't used a plastic bag but have one available for a small fish.
    I've just looked at the quick release adaptors and these look great.

    On Amazon they have good reviews but 2 people said they snapped when they got double figure carp.

    Would the prologic one be better?

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    The Korum adaptor has been modified over the years and is now smaller. The original did fail on me when I landed a 25lb common. It simply split and the net fell off. Korum replaced it and advised that it isn't made to take the strain of a large fish( levers and fulcrums) and in such cases the net should be lifted up by holding it at the end of the handle holding the net as it connects. I now adopt this method and haven't had a problem but no fish has come close to that weight.

    I prefer the Prologic type as it's looks neater and they come in 3 sizes all of which I have. The smallest is great because it fits a telescopic landing net handle without having to be taken off when the two parts are fitted into each other. The larger sizes I use for buzz bars and bank sticks into which I fit rod rests and buzzers. I haven't actually put them to the test on a landing net. The smallest is great with a shallow Greys landing net for roach, Rudd, crucians, skimmers and F1's. I always have two nets and handles set up for different species and find this works. The Korum type are used on longer and heavier handles.

    For larger species like Pike Carp and Barbel( I don't catch many) I haveca trio of large folding spoon nets which I attach directly to the pole. I just think they must be stronger that way and if you need to say rest a Barbel in the current it must be safer.

    If you think about it a heavy fish in a large wet net being lifted out of the water just by the pole must put a significant and intolerable strain on the adaptor which they are neither designed nor capable of coping with. I would say any fish above 8 or 9lb should be handled as I have described. Gordon(Wetthrough) may have experience of the Prologic type with large fish.
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    Default Re: Weighing in my landing net?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikench View Post
    The Korum adaptor has been modified over the years and is now smaller. The original did fail on me when I landed a 25lb common. It simply split and the net fell off. Korum replaced it and advised that it isn't made to take the strain of a large fish( levers and fulcrums) and in such cases the net should be lifted up by holding it at the end of the handle holding the net as it connects. I now adopt this method and haven't had a problem but no fish has come close to that weight.

    I prefer the Prologic type as it's looks neater and they come in 3 sizes all of which I have. The smallest is great because it fits a telescopic landing net handle without having to be taken off when the two parts are fitted into each other. The larger sizes I use for buzz bars and bank sticks into which I fit rod rests and buzzers. I haven't actually put them to the test on a landing net. The smallest is great with a shallow Greys landing net for roach, Rudd, crucians, skimmers and F1's. I always have two nets and handles set up for different species and find this works. The Korum type are used on longer and heavier handles.

    For larger species like Carp and Barbel( I don't catch many) I have a couple of large folding spoon nets which I attach directly to the pole. I just think they must be stronger that way and if you need to rest a Barbel in the current it must be safer.
    Thanks for your thoughts on those.

    Maybe the Korum will be a good bet then, I know I haven't been weighing but I can safely say I've not had anything anywhere near 25lb!

    Ill ensure I lift using the method you described.

    I can always get the pro logic ones in different sizes later if I want to give those a go!



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    Default Re: Weighing in my landing net?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikench View Post
    Gordon(Wetthrough) may have experience of the Prologic type with large fish.
    Sadly not! I think ~13lb was the biggest on the small Prologic adapter. I think the handle would break before the adapter.

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