Best Carp Landing Nets

Among your regular fishing kit you will surely have a few bits and pieces that you don’t use all the time. Among these will be landing nets, which are not permitted in some fisheries except in match conditions. A good net will be strong enough to handle a decent-sized fish, plus will be designed not to harm the fish, and will also be easy to handle by the user.

There are many different types and sizes of carp landing nets, so we took the trouble out of searching for the best one for you, and have produced the review of the best ones on the market for you to read through below. So, let’s get down to business!

Our Selections

1: NGT 42” Landing Net


Among the many brands to have a hold on the fishing tackle market is NGT, the makers of this very nice landing net. It’s a 42” model so is big enough for good sized fish, and has the brands useful ‘dual net system’, which makes things a lot easier to handle when you have larger fish – or indeed any fish – to land. It has a very effective float system, and a 2-metre telescopic pole handle with easy fixings, and has many satisfied users who testify to its value for money. At the price it’s a quality item from a great brand.

Key Features – NGT brand, 42”, 2metre handle, telescopic, dual net system

2: 42” Carp Landing Net


This one also comes from NGT, is also 42” and also features the very clever double net system, which makes it easier to land fish without causing any damage. It has a very effective float system, and a 2-metre telescopic pole handle with easy fixings, and has many satisfied users who testify to its value for money. At the price it’s a quality item from a great brand. It’s very possible, in fact, that this one is the same as the above but under a different listing, but we’ll leave it here.

Key Features – NGT brand, 42”, 2metre handle, telescopic, dual net system

3: NGT 50” Dual Net


This one is the bigger version of that featured above, and as such is a brand new item that has only recently been added to the renowned NGT range of nets and fishing tackle. It’s a 50” net, so that’s easily big enough for even the biggest specimen fish, is made from strong netting and features the dual net float system that has been proven to be very effective, and comes with a telescopic handle that reaches up to two metres. It also comes with a very handy stink bag for carriage and is a sensible price.

Key Features – NGT brand, 50”, 2metre handle, telescopic, stink bag, dual net float system

4: TF Gear Compact 42” Landing Net


Another of the major brands in the fishing tackle and accessories market is TF Gear, the makers of this simple yet very usable and top quality landing net. It’s a 42” model, so is around the standard for one of these, and it comes with the requisite 42” handle that is extendable. The net itself is made from soft mesh so as not to harm the fish, and the pole is a 2-piece one that slots together very firmly. This is a nice net from a good maker at a sensible price, so is one that is well worth having a close look at before you make a decision.

Key Features – 42”, TF Gear brand, 2m pole, 2 piece construction, soft mesh, lightweight

5: Saber 42” Carp Landing Net


As we have established, 42” nets are about the standard for carp landing nets, and this one – from the Saber brand – is another of those of that dimension. It is very similar to those already featured, being supplied with a 2metre pole handle – this one is carbon fibre for added lightness and ample strength – plus a soft mesh net, and a handy bag for transportation. The pole splits down into 2 pieces for both use and storage, and it’s a very nice piece of kit at a sensible price.

Key Features – 42” net, 2metre pole in 2 pieces, soft mesh, carbon shaft, very light and strong

6: Fox Specialist Landing Net


Coming from another brand with a strong reputation in the world of fishing tackle, this net from Fox is a smaller one than all those above with just a 30inch diameter. However, it is perfect for carp under 20lbs, say, and also for smaller fish such as chub, and is s simple design that is neat and handy for river fishing. If a net of this size is acceptable for your needs, then this one is well put together and a quality item, and is also a very sensible price.

Key Features – 30” net, great for up to 20lb fish, quality, brand, simple

7: Oakwood 42” Net plus Scales


Our final selection is another standard 42” model, this one from the Oakwood range, and it has all the usual features including the soft mesh net, two-piece 2metre handle, lightweight and easy to put together. It also comes with bag and – this could be the clincher – you also get a set of 50lb scales. Now, we know you’ve probably already got scales, but given the price of this one – you should get change from £20 – you could have another set, and a new net!

Key Features – 42” net, bag, 2metre handle, set of scales included in price

That’s our selection of landing nets, but which one is for you? Let’s see if we can come to a conclusion.

Our Choice

If you want a bigger than 42” net, the only one on the list for you is number 3, and it’s a great 50” net from a quality brand – NGT – that does the job. If 42” is for you, have a look at any of the others – the NGT one comes highly recommended – and don’t overlook the final Oakwood model with which you get a free set of scales!

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