All too often you will land carp with damaged scales from where another angler hasn’t taken adequate care of the fish. We, here at Angling Direct believe that to truly respect a carp, and be worthy of landing it you must take care of it. Carp that are well looked after out of the water will grow, and reproduce, well in the water.
Fish care is vital from the moment you begin to land the carp. From unhooking the carp to preparing it to weigh, to taking photos and releasing it back into the water, it is of the utmost importance that great care is taken over the fish.
Under our carp fish care section you will find unhooking mats, carp cradles and weigh slings. Some cradles and mats come with additional padded side flaps or you can invest in a separate one. An extra piece of material attached to your unhooking mat is ideal for you to kneel on whilst you unhook your fish, protecting your knees from the lumps and bumps of the ground in the same way that you’re protecting your carp. This fabric can also be used to cover the fish, providing shade on sunny days.
We also stock a range of carp care kits, from leading carp fishing brands such as Korda and Nash. These are medical kits which allow you to repair any damage you or other anglers may have accidentally caused.
Angling Direct are so committed to fish care that we have produced our own brand fish care products in our Advanta range. To complement our own range, we also stock fish care goods from all the other big-name brands, including Trakker, Nash, and Cotswold Aquarius.
If you would like any further information about any of the carp fishing fish care products and the best fish care procedures, read our guide;