Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Product of the week - Gardner Barbel/Specialist Pan Net - £19.99

Voted as the ultimate barbel spoon style landing net in a quick comparison test carried out for Anglers Mail, now having one I have to agree.
This net isn’t just big, big enough to land whatever barbel you hook its shape allows it to be steered easily in fast flowing water, and measures 88cm in length, and 65cm in width. Yet it’s the depth of the fish friendly super soft, knot-free mesh that I'm impressed with, 60cm to be precise which is great for allowing barbel to recover fully after capture, however another use is for landing big eels as the metal frame allows for a sharp lift once the eel’s snout has reached the spreader block. No more lifting to see the draw string of a triangular net sink and the eel slide out backwards.
The quality frame and spreader block offers excellent strength and unlike other manufactures models that tend to come apart or even break this net has been designed to last, yet what else would you expect from Gardner!

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