Fish care is vital from the moment you begin to land the fish. From unhooking the fish 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 a fish 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 fish like carp, tench, pike and more, you must take care of them. Fish that are well looked after out of the water will grow, and reproduce, well in the water. Read more about Fish Care Priorities.
Types of Fish Care for Fishing
Under our complete fish care section, you will find unhooking mats, fish 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 fish. This fabric can also be used to cover the fish, providing shade on sunny days.
You may find different fish care selections under carp, pike and coarse to specialist. Specialist fish care will of course cater for larger fish, predator fish care is made stronger and carp fish care has 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 fish care products and the best fish care procedures, read our guide; A Beginner's Guide to Safely Unhooking & Handling Fish.