3 Best Deep Sea Landing Nets

Hey there anglers and welcome to my post where we will check out my three best deep sea landing nets to pick the big ones up with this year.  In my humble opinion, when it comes to deep sea fishing, a good net is definitely on the must have list.  Trust me, there is nothing worse than snapping a line or have the fish throw a hook as you try and and bring it into the boat.

However as usual, there are a quite a few options to choose from so to help you out I have had a good look around and come up with three decent options below.  Let’s check them out.

My three recommended deep sea landing nets

I will review these in more detail below, but if you just want to get moving without all the carry-on, my recommended products are listed here for your convenience: 

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What are deep sea landing nets?

A deep sea landing net is a larger option that allows you to land a larger fish without placing excess wight on the line or rig set.  Deep-sea fishing nets are larger than other options – such as in a kayak or when fly fishing etc. – and perform well in salt water. 

Another advantage to a good net – especially over a gaff hook etc. – is that they protect the fish a little better too making it simple to catch and release. 

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What should you be looking for?

The following factors should be considered as you look around for a good net for your deep sea fishing needs.

  1. Portability
  2. Ease of use
  3. Fish care 
  4. Durability
  5. Additions

Portability

When it comes to a fishing boat, space can quite often be of the essence. This means that deep sea fishing nets that can be easily folded and tucked inside side panels or the hatch can be a godsend. For this reason, having portability as a metric becomes practical.

Handle length directly affects the portability of a deep-sea fishing net. Handles could be fixed, foldable, or telescopic. If you require a long-handled landing net but have limited storage space, look for one with a dependable system that allows the handle to telescope and collapse. However, if there is enough room for a fixed handle, this design is almost always more robust and more durable in the long run.

Ease of use

I recommend buying landing nets that have a functional style, giving you a solid grip that enables you to scoop up fish easily. You should also look for a deep sea landing net that floats, folds, and unfolds smoothly and has a reasonably large hoop opening. It’s a good find if it has a ruler on the handle for measuring your catch as well.

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Fish care

If you plan to catch and release, then look for an option with thicker rubberized netting material. With their thin string netting material, traditional nets can harm our catch and reduce their chances of survival after release.

The rubber netting however is gentle on the scales and gill plates, keeping your catch in top condition. It’s also the best at preserving fish’s mucous coating, keeping them healthy and happy as you return them to the water.

Durability

Bestselling fishing tools are those that can accompany us in our future angling adventures. Landing net handles can be made from aluminum which is famous for being stiff, lightweight, and corrosion-resistant. Those nets that use fiberglass are also a good choice since these have rigid built but could be weighty. Wood handles are preferable for fishing nets with short handle lengths.

Additions

Other potential additions include:

  1. Ergonomic handle: This quality provides the user with a solid grip which is necessary if you are dealing with an aggressive and escaping fish.
  2. Collapsible head: Choose a fishing net with this feature for portability’s sake.
  3. Carrying bag: The product can be protected and easily carried when placed in a carrying bag.

FAQ

Do landing nets hurt fish?

If you plan to catch and release, then look for an option with thicker rubberized netting material. The rubber netting is gentle on the scales and gill plates and best at preserving fish’s mucous coating, keeping them healthy and happy as you return them to the water.

My three recommendations broken down

So based on the information above and my own experience, I recommend the following options:

1. BLISSWILL Large Fishing Net

My first recommendation is collapsible, extendable and durable construction meaning it will last for many seasons. See its specifications below:

  • Brand: BLISSWILL
  • Length: Extended – 65 inches; Collapsed – 39.7 inches 
  • Handle material: Fiberglass
  • Fish weight capacity: 44 pounds
  • Weight: 1.76 pounds

Other inclusions:

  • Collapsible head
  • Corrosion-resistant
  • Skid-resistant PVC handle

Why have I chosen it?

This net will not bend easily as you land a struggling fish, thanks to its fiberglass handle and also excels in the durability department due to its corrosion-resistant build. The net’s unique coated design effectively protects the fish’s body if you practice catch-and-release and will collapse down for easy storage when not needed as well.


2. KastKing Brutus Fishing Net

My second product that you can use to net fish comes from a brand known for producing top-notch fishing equipment.  As with the first product above it is sturdy and rust resistance and collapses down for ease of use too.  See its specifications below:

  • Brand: KastKing
  • Length: Extended – 52 inches; Collapsed – 27 inches 
  • Handle material: 6063 Aluminum alloy
  • Fish weight capacity: 44 pounds
  • Weight: 2.05 pounds

Other inclusions:

  • 5 different size options
  • Non-slip EVA handle
  • Reinforced locking switch
  • Stealth design
  • Nylon covered PVC or silicone net options

Why have I chosen it?

The hoop of this net is relatively large, making is suitable for landing a larger fish. Even in low-light conditions, the bright orange EVA foam handle allows the user to locate the net quickly with a firm handgrip that makes it much easier to hold the net without slipping when your hand is wet.  and there are even two choices in net build – nylon covered PVC or silicone as well.


3. Frabill Conservation Series Landing Net

My last fishing net for deep-sea fishing comes with durability, portability and ease of use with an adjustable length handle. See its specifications below:

  • Brand: Frabill
  • Length: Extended – 48 inches; Collapsed – 24 inches 
  • Handle material: Aluminum
  • Fish weight capacity: 75 pounds
  • Weight: 2.05 pounds

Other inclusions:

  • Tangle-free coating
  • Extendable handle
  • Black rim for ‘net shy’ fish

Why have I chosen it?

This one is suitable for trophy fish weighing up to 75 pounds and will protect fish’s mucous membrane when landed. Furthermore the net is tangle free with a flat, linear bottom that reduces rolling and supports the weight of the entire fish.  The CAM-LOK reinforced handle provides the strength required when fishing in the deep as well.

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Conclusion

There you have it, my three deep sea landing nets to land them with this year. I would be pleased to know how this article helped you, and as usual,  let me know of your experiences with them.

Also, please do not hesitate to comment below if you have any questions, concerns, or corrections or would like me to check anything else out for you.

Until next time.

Have fun

Paul

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Hi, I'm Paul

I am a passionate fishing, camping and four wheeled driving hobbyist who researches, tests and educates around issues and equipment relevant to them.

I am by no means a professional however my passion is to assist you in making informed decisions about buying and using awesome gear that will give you the best chance of success at whatever you are doing for the best price.

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Paul