Carp Fish Care
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. 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. As the saying goes, if you take care of your carp, you carp will take care of you. Carp that are well looked after out of the water will grow, and reproduce, well in the water.
Unhooking mats are a key part of carp care, and unhooking is the aspect of carp fishing where the fish are mostly likely to sustain damage. Every angler should know that a fish needs to be unhooked on a soft, damp surface. The bank just doesn’t cut the mustard, no matter how soft the grass is, or how damp the ground is. An unhooking mat or cradle is the only way to ensure that your carp is getting adequate fish care. We stock a huge range of innovative mats and cradles that have been designed with the primary purpose of protecting unhooked carp whilst unhooking and photograpy.
Every angler wants to know the weight of their quarry, and weigh slings are another vital aspect of carp care. A sling that properly supports the fish is not only going to protect the carp but it will also keep it calm – stopping the carp from thrashing in the sling and injuring itself. All the weigh slings in Angling Directs carp fish care selection have been made with fish friendly materials, so as not to damage the carp’s delicate scales, and have been constructed to complement the shape of the carp.
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 we stock, our customer services team are on hand to answer any and all of your queries.