As avid carp anglers, we here at Angling Direct know the benefits of a good pair of fishing sunglasses. Quality sunglasses are the only things standing between your eyes and harmful ultra-violet (UV) rays. UV rays contain two forms of harmful light. UVB rays are the rays that we see as a burn on the surface of the skin when we’ve spent too long in the sun. UVA rays are even more harmful, as they cause the same effect but deep in the skin. The effects of these rays accelerate the ageing process of the skin. If that is the damage UV light can do to your skin, just think about the damage it can do to your eyes.
On the average overcast British day, it is difficult to spot the dark shape of a carp moving along the bed of the water. On a sunny day, this task becomes exponentially more difficult – impossible, even, without the help of sunglasses. Picture the scene: it’s your standard British summer’s day. Bright but with cloud cover, and you’re setting up for the day. All of a sudden, the clouds move and the sun is out, causing a bright glare to reflect off the water. The carp you were keenly tracking vanishes from your vision. The glare from the sunlight can make it impossible to spot your fish as well as doing serious damage to your eyes. The combination of these two factors is why we consider a pair of sunglasses to be among the most vital bit of kit in our tackle bag.
Without a good pair of polarised sunglasses to hand, you might as well pack up now, as you’re never going to be able to spot it again. Unlike an everyday pair of sunglasses, much of the stock in this section feature polarised lenses. A polarized lens removes the surface glare many anglers battler with when visiting the bankside on a sunny day. With a good pair of fishing sunglasses, you can see clearly spot fish under the water, see, the carp moving amongst the weeds and even keep a better eye on your rod tips and floats that are in direct sunlight.
The best polarising sunglasses for anglers are made from one of two materials; glass or plastic. Plastic lenses offer great polarisation, impact resistance as well as being incredibly lightweight. A little more expensive, but offering a great clarity of vision are glass lenses. Glass lenses for sunglasses also offer chemical resistance and scratch resistance but tend to weigh more than the plastic alternative.
Fishing sunglasses come in more than just the standard black shades, offering anglers plenty of options for a range of lighting conditions and personal preferences. The darker coloured lenses are made to primarily eradicate glare whilst reducing eyestrain in moderate-to-bright conditions. Grey and green coloured lenses also help protect your eyes whilst not distorting colours whereas brown lenses will slightly cause distortion but this tends to assist with seeing through the waters. Lighter coloured lenses on glasses such as yellows and ambers will work great in middle to low-level light conditions.
There are a few different types of fishing sunglasses that we stock here at Angling Direct that will meet your carp fishing needs, so your fishing trip never needs to be cut short by a bit of sunlight. When shopping for a new pair of specs for the bank, the lens of the sunglasses, the nose grips, as well as the frame shape could be the deciding factor between your choice of glasses.
After you have picked your chosen frame and lens choice, there are a couple more features you should look for in fishing sunglasses. Wrap sunglasses for example feature side panels which prevent any sidelight coming through the frames of the glasses. This design enables you to see more clearly without the concern of light suddenly disrupting those all so important moments such as battling a fish.
As great as wraparound glasses are, some are prone to steam or fogging due to close-fitting to the face. In this instance, look for sunglasses with manufactured holes in the top of the frame to release hot air and clear your vision. Angling Direct stock a variety of lens types and frames, so you can be sure that we have a pair of glasses that will suit you. Whether you favour polarised sports wrap-arounds, or maybe you’re more interested in something more fashionable with lenses primed for angling, we have a pair of glasses that is perfect for your needs.
If you are searching for who makes the makes the best-polarized sunglasses for fishing, Angling Direct stocks a huge range of carp sunglasses, from many great companies for you to explore. With brands such as Shimano, Korda, Trakker and Fortis Eyewear you are sure to grab yourself the best for you next fishing excursion. You can also check out our review of some of the Fortis sunglasses we stock on our blog.
If you’d like any more information about the carp fishing sunglasses that we stock you can call our customer services team. All their contact information is available on their dedicated page on our website.