"Ideal" Kayak Landing net

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"Ideal" Kayak Landing net

Post by NCF12 » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:06 am

To me, this Berkley Classic Folding Telescopic Kayak Net would be ideal:

http://www.anglerswarehouse.com.au/prod ... _net_10421

- wide gapped silicon rubber mesh: easier on the fish, less treble hooks' hassle
- folding AND telescopic for space saving and storage

But oddly enough Berkley doesn't market this net in the USA (can be ordered/purchased from suppliers overseas but shipping cost nearly doubles total $ amount).

Have searched and searched for a wide gapped rubber mesh landing net that folds with telescoping handle but can't find one. Help!
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Re: "Ideal" Kayak Landing net

Post by islandspeed2001 » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:22 am

Nice looking net. I had a similar net that folded but found after using it for a while, I never bothered to keep it folded. It was just one more thing to screw with when landing a fish.

EGO makes a similar net but without the folding feature.
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Re: "Ideal" Kayak Landing net

Post by NCF12 » Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:39 pm

Thanks but hoop doesn't fold handle doesn't telescope.
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Re: "Ideal" Kayak Landing net

Post by Jwray » Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:28 pm

I never use a net. Sometimes a lip-gripper.

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Re: "Ideal" Kayak Landing net

Post by islandspeed2001 » Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:44 pm

Doesn't fold but has telescope handle. These are quality nets that will last for years.

http://www.westmarine.com/buy/ego--comp ... --12055380
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Re: "Ideal" Kayak Landing net

Post by 67197mlk » Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:02 pm

islandspeed2001 wrote:Doesn't fold but has telescope handle. These are quality nets that will last for years.

http://www.westmarine.com/buy/ego--comp ... --12055380
Thats the net i use, but rubber. Its heavy when i land my own fish, but perfect for helping a buddy land theirs. The telescoping handle is awesome for having to avoid hanging over the boat. A great net, but its heavy. Makes me think i need to get back into the gym... :scratch:
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Re: "Ideal" Kayak Landing net

Post by NCF12 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:22 pm

The "ideal" inshore saltwater kayak landing net should:

- net wide-gapped preferably of a material, i.e., rubber, that is "fish-friendly" and less troublesome for treble hooks
- have a telescoping handle (space-saving and better reach)
- have a folding head (or hoop) for space-saving

For kayak fishing such type nets are used in Australia and New Zealand but not the USA - why not?
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Re: "Ideal" Kayak Landing net

Post by islandspeed2001 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:41 pm

Better move out of the country.....
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Re: "Ideal" Kayak Landing net

Post by fishingfanatic » Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:30 am

Guess its personal preference like everything really. I have a folding net and love it. It helps keep it out of the way and stores really easy that way. I only catch and release so I don't need to use it very much which is why I like to mostly keep it folded and out of the way. Fish Grips are my number one tool
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Re: "Ideal" Kayak Landing net

Post by tadpole » Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:11 am

NCF12 wrote:The "ideal" inshore saltwater kayak landing net should:

For kayak fishing such type nets are used in Australia and New Zealand but not the USA - why not?
Next time I go "Down Under" I'll try to remember to stock up.... Or maybe I can have a Kiwi mate send me some
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Re: "Ideal" Kayak Landing net

Post by Cichan » Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:22 pm

I've got a lasso net and really like it... the hoop folds in half and retracts into the shaft so when not in use, the netting is neatly tucked away. When I'm on the water, I now just keep it open and in a rod holder though otherwise I never used it. Small mom & pop shop based out of Tallahassee.

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Re: "Ideal" Kayak Landing net

Post by internetpilot » Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:59 pm

Cichan wrote:I've got a lasso net and really like it... the hoop folds in half and retracts into the shaft so when not in use, the netting is neatly tucked away. When I'm on the water, I now just keep it open and in a rod holder though otherwise I never used it. Small mom & pop shop based out of Tallahassee.

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Re: "Ideal" Kayak Landing net

Post by islandspeed2001 » Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:20 am

Cichan wrote:I've got a lasso net and really like it... the hoop folds in half and retracts into the shaft so when not in use, the netting is neatly tucked away. When I'm on the water, I now just keep it open and in a rod holder though otherwise I never used it. Small mom & pop shop based out of Tallahassee.

http://www.thelassonet.com
But it doesn't have a rubber net :roll: NCF12 was insisting on having ALL the features :D
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Re: "Ideal" Kayak Landing net

Post by Cichan » Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:31 pm

islandspeed2001 wrote:
Cichan wrote:I've got a lasso net and really like it... the hoop folds in half and retracts into the shaft so when not in use, the netting is neatly tucked away. When I'm on the water, I now just keep it open and in a rod holder though otherwise I never used it. Small mom & pop shop based out of Tallahassee.

http://www.thelassonet.com
But it doesn't have a rubber net :roll: NCF12 was insisting on having ALL the features :D
No :sulkoff:

Guess back to suare one then lol

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