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Landing net float ?

Post by Nige Johns » Sun Aug 11 2019 21:00

Does anyone use one and do they actually work
I’ve tried pipe lagging and it didn’t work
Any thoughts ?

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Post by John Milford » Sun Aug 11 2019 21:06

Your landing net it too heavy . . . . :clown:
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Post by Duncan Holmes » Sun Aug 11 2019 21:10

Nige Johns wrote:
Does anyone use one and do they actually work
I’ve tried pipe lagging and it didn’t work
Any thoughts ?
I've used them, mainly fishery supplied, for single and double handling netting and have never felt the need to fit them to my own nets.

Tbh, couldn't really see they did anything useful.
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Post by Slug » Sun Aug 11 2019 21:16

Don’t get them myself always wondered what the need is? Just another thing to dry out after a session?

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Post by Nige Johns » Sun Aug 11 2019 21:20

John Milford wrote:
Your landing net it too heavy . . . . :clown:
There’s always one :woot:

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Post by davelumb » Sun Aug 11 2019 21:24

The commercial ones contain....





















...pipe lagging. :wink:

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Post by Chico 48 PAC » Sun Aug 11 2019 22:11

Why would anyone not want the net head to sink?
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Post by Mark Phillips » Sun Aug 11 2019 22:16

Nige Johns wrote:
Does anyone use one and do they actually work
I’ve tried pipe lagging and it didn’t work
Any thoughts ?
Yes and yes, of course they work, if you get the right one for your net that is. Ignore the comments on here, these guys are pike anglers :laughs: Joking aside, a couple of the comments are actually a bit worrying :scratch: I've used net floats for donkeys years... currently I use them on all my 42 and 46 free spirit nets, as well as on my big cat net. Nash make the best IMO. One of those bits of kit that becomes nigh on essential if you fish on your own a lot. Having the net float on the surface whilst playing a fish is very handy, especially in deep margins when using carbon nets that sink like a brick. The only time I don't use a net float is fishing running water or on the lure nets. Else, fit one, be happy :thumbs:

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Post by Mike J » Mon Aug 12 2019 10:13

Not an essential.
I have never used a float and I always fish on my own and have done for most of my life.

Even dropped my Drennen Specialist into a weir pool and the butt end floated high enough for it to be recovered on the first attempt.

Pipe lagging encased in self-amalgamating tape, better still an airtight net handle are options.

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Post by Mark Phillips » Tue Aug 13 2019 19:50

Mike J wrote:
Not an essential.
I have never used a float and I always fish on my own and have done for most of my life.

Even dropped my Drennen Specialist into a weir pool and the butt end floated high enough for it to be recovered on the first attempt.

Pipe lagging encased in self-amalgamating tape, better still an airtight net handle are options.
OK. You're not getting this. Let me explain a bit further. It's a bit like saying a reversing camera isn't essential. Until you have had one on your car, you wouldn't give it a second thought, once you've had one and you appreciate the benefits, it becomes a 'must have' on every car you order from that point.

With the greatest of respect, you say you've never used one, so really, your opinion counts for nothing as you have no basis for your argument. I apologise for how that sounds, as I do appreciate you don't know, what you don't know; having never used one how could you know or appreciate the benefits of using one. Yes, one could argue they're not essential percase, but a net float does offer some quantifiable benefits to the process of netting fish. That's simply fact and that's why so many people use them.

I wouldn't leave the house without a net float in-place on any of my larger nets, whether I'm fishing for carp, cats or pike. With carp in particular, on some of the waters I am fishing, I often fish over deep margins and the net has to be on the surface whilst being prepared to land the fish. Having the net submerge down into the water column is the last thing you want and also spooks the fish more. Also when fishing very shallow margins, I don't want my net sinking onto the bottom and getting snagged. Also, a net float helps with retaining fish in the landing net, something I do a lot with fish I want to photograph. I'm using carbon landing nets, that's arms and handles, which sink like bricks. The old fibre glass nets we used back in the day were more buoyant and it's no coincidence that net floats have gained in popularity since people started to upgrade to carbon nets. Yes, for a lot of my fishing (not all, as I have previously explained), net floats are a necessity and by default, essential. Try using one...

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Post by royboy » Tue Aug 13 2019 20:37

Pipe lagging works fine for me ......
This is my lure boat net .
Also useful if I want to let the fish recover before release ..
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Post by andrew_nagel » Tue Aug 13 2019 20:55

Use one on both my bank net and boat net. On the bank I always have to wade through tall reeds to get to open water and it's usually belly button deep. As Mark mentions, having the net floating alongside allows me to take my hands off it while playing the fish. From the boat it just stops my net sinking if if goes overboard. Mine cost a fiver from Eddie Turner's site, and I just switch it between nets depending on where I'm fishing.

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Post by keeponchucking » Tue Aug 13 2019 21:01

I (almost) always use them. The second day i was using my new net on one of the larger irish loughs this year i knocked it out of the boat and i was quite surpised by how fast it sank.
Lucky it sank onto a sandy patch and it was still visible and was able to retrieve it.

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Post by zodiac » Tue Aug 13 2019 21:16

I always use one. Mine is made out of pipe lagging and gaffer tape. It keeps your net floating about the shallows if your playing a decent fish. It's not that buoyant that you can't sink it with ease when the time comes. But lifting a waterlogged net off the bottom with one hand while playing a fish close in with the other, is pretty difficult. I don't know why nets don't come with them already made.
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Post by spincityfan » Tue Aug 13 2019 21:39

my new net came with two smaller ones on the arms and found it to work even better than the larger single float at the spreader

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Post by Derek Kelly » Tue Aug 13 2019 21:55

Got one of the ngt 42 nets for bank fishing, it comes with floats on the arms, I added another at the spreader. The front sinks slightly so can ease a fish in over. Have to say works great for me as I fish alone.

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Post by r0bert » Tue Aug 13 2019 22:19

Pipe lagging for me too. Also put some on the boat rods just in case... for all its costs.
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Post by BillCollins » Tue Aug 13 2019 22:40

royboy wrote:
Pipe lagging works fine for me ......
This is my lure boat net .
Also useful if I want to let the fish recover before release ..
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My boat net is very similar to this. I have a looped cord on the handle and when fishing at anchor I chuck the net out with the cord over a cleat, then it's not in the way. Also handy to retain a fish while organizing a scales or camera.
Also handy on general coarse nets.
I bought a few, think they're ngt (?), a few quid each.

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Post by Fastliner » Tue Aug 13 2019 22:58

The luggage from ngt is very good value as well, there probably all been made in the same

Place in China along with the leading brands that make fishing luggage....

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Post by BillCollins » Tue Aug 13 2019 23:07

Fastliner wrote:
The luggage from ngt is very good value as well, there probably all been made in the same

Place in China along with the leading brands that make fishing luggage....
Aah, but it's got ngt tags on it Peter :eek: , ya can't be seen with that s***e.! :laughs:
Must be Cotswold Aquarius, Trakker, etc....

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Post by Mike J » Wed Aug 14 2019 08:11

From the posts above net floats seem a bit like 'unhooking' gloves, many use them a few don't.
My syndicate nets are £130 McLeans haven't got floats, but they are bank nets only.

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Post by Fastliner » Wed Aug 14 2019 09:24

BillCollins wrote:
Fastliner wrote:
The luggage from ngt is very good value as well, there probably all been made in the same

Place in China along with the leading brands that make fishing luggage....
Aah, but it's got ngt tags on it Peter :eek: , ya can't be seen with that s***e.! :laughs:
Must be Cotswold Aquarius, Trakker, etc....
:laughs: :laughs: Your right there bill, and ngt luggage will probably do the same job at a

Fraction of the price of the leading brands in fishing luggage as well :thumbs:

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Post by spincityfan » Wed Aug 14 2019 09:29

NGT comes without the added carp tax

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Post by BillCollins » Wed Aug 14 2019 11:31

spincityfan wrote:
NGT comes without the added carp tax
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Post by Derek Kelly » Wed Aug 14 2019 15:46

Have the ngt insulated brew kit bag, without the contents, great deadbait cooler bag

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Post by Paddy_R » Sun Aug 18 2019 13:28

r0bert wrote:
Pipe lagging for me too. Also put some on the boat rods just in case... for all its costs.
I've a bit of pipe lagging on my trolling rods too Robert, tidied up with tape. Just a small bit makes them float and doesn't get in the way at all. Can't really see myself losing one overboard but I'm sure the many who have lost rods would have said the same. Very cheap bit of insurance for rod, reel, braid and rig. :thumbs:
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Post by MarkBerrisford » Sun Aug 18 2019 15:51

check out total camo carp accessories on face book for landing net floats, i’ve got one on my bank net with the Fox rubber mesh on and it floats it no trouble
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Post by Crispy PAC » Mon Aug 19 2019 21:48

zodiac wrote:
I always use one. Mine is made out of pipe lagging and gaffer tape. It keeps your net floating about the shallows if your playing a decent fish. It's not that buoyant that you can't sink it with ease when the time comes. But lifting a waterlogged net off the bottom with one hand while playing a fish close in with the other, is pretty difficult. I don't know why nets don't come with them already made.
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Post by Crispy PAC » Mon Aug 19 2019 22:12

Large Fox Rubber Mesh Net -pipe lagging and a bit of Camo tape, like an extra hand when trying to land a fish on your in deep margins. Effzett 42” rubber mesh net comes with small floats not sure how effective they’d be?
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