I got a few new bits of kit for Christmas and, although we are currently locked down, I managed to get a few trips in earlier in the year to test them out.
First up was a new landing net. I have a large Wychwood boatman net for boat fishing but wanted something better for bank fishing on lakes and rivers (I have a scoop net for wading on rivers). I wanted something that was foldable with the option to add a magnetic clip to hook it on my back so it was easily portable, a rubber net so it doesn’t smell, extendable and easy to fold open with one hand.
After researching various options I opted for the Wychwood Rover net and I’m pleased to say it works perfectly. I teamed it up with a Mclean magnetic holder which clips to the ring of the net and clips on a d-ring on my coat. This allows me to clip it on my back so its out of the way but its easy to grab with one hand. The folding mechanism is solid but smooth so I can flip it open with the same hand. The net is wide and deep enough to hold decent sized fish and its rubber which is better for the trout, as I mostly fish catch and release and doesn’t stink the car out on the way home. It also extends a decent way which is great for reservoir bank fishing.