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Ask any angler about what he or she has caught, and most likely the first thing they’ll tell you is the weight of their catch. Knowing the weight of your catch is one of the most important things for many anglers and essential for those anglers who compete in match fishing. With the widest range of scales at the most affordable prices in the UK – Angling Direct makes it easy to get your hands on the fishing gear you need.

What are the Best Fishing Scales?

We’ve scoured the market extensively to put together an unrivalled range of fishing scales from every major brand with a reputation for true excellence. From the simplest of entry-level scales, the traditional needle scales, to the most elite digital and industry-leading scales on the market, we promise to cover all bases and budgets across the board. Our collection features products from leading brands including scale specialist Reuben Heaton, as well as trusted brands such as Fox, Korum, Wychwood, and many more – all of which have a reputation for incredible accuracy and durability that’s a cut above the average, in every way. So, if you want to be confident on your next carp fishing session that the carp you’ve deftly reeled in is the weight it looks, makes sure you have a quality scale set with you on the bank.

Each set of scales across our range has been vetted for quality and performance, along with rugged durability for use in often harsh environments. We understand the kind of punishment fishing tackle goes through day in and day out, which is why we only ever put our name to products that are built to last. And because we know that sometimes you can fling down a pile of tackle without realising what’s in it, we stock a range of scale pouches to keep your scales in top condition between sessions too.

How Do You Hook a Fish on a Scale?

You need to invest in not only a strong pair of scales that measure in the larger ends of LBs but get yourself a strong weigh sling as well and hook. For mighty big fish, you may even want a mountain clip to add between the scales and you weigh sling as these are designed to hold an average human’s weight so will ensure you do not drop the fish and cause any harm. 

Our collection of weighing scales for fish spans far beyond the numerical displays that do the actual weighing, and incorporates fish weighing tripods and weigh bars too. To complete your weighing set up you can find our full collection of fish weighing slings in our selection of fish care products.

How Do You Weigh a Big Fish?

With larger fish and using scales, you may need to ask a fellow angler to help lift the weight sling on to the hook and even to hold the other end of the T-Bar. Alternatively, for those looking for as accurate measurements as possible you can purchase tripods designed to hook your scales and weigh sling on to. Again make sure to set the tripod up securely to ensure fish never get hurt when in your care.

How Do You Use Digital Fishing Scales?

For those that want a quick, accurate reading of a fish’s weight rather than watching a needle bounce between pounds, digital scales are the way to go. Many digital scales are easy to use with a simply 2 or 3 button format to which you turn on your scales when you need them, off when you are finished, convert units to your preference (lbs or kilos) and reset ready for the next weigh-in.  Some digital scales come with lighting display options such as the Korum Scales that make reading weights in the dark or lower light all the more easier! The only negative of the modern alternative to the traditional needlepoint is that it requires batteries to work which will need replacing as they wear out.

Angling Direct exists for one reason alone – to bring the UK’s anglers the world’s best fishing tackle for the lowest prices and with the best overall service package guaranteed. Our commitment to quality angling is total and we’re constantly scouring the market for the best gear at the lowest possible prices.

Want to Know More about Fishing Scales?

Whether this is your first experience of fishing or you’ve been practising your passion for decades, Angling Direct has the gear to take your angling to the next level and beyond. We’d be delighted to hear from you at any time with any questions you might have, or simply for an obligation-free chat on what we have to offer. Our customer services information can all be found on the dedicated web page, and you can even search your query in case someone has asked it before. If you prefer face to face communication, then you can find your nearest store using our shop locator tool. Simply enter in your postcode, or scroll down the list of locations to find your local shop. As with the rest of our team, our shop staff are avid anglers from a variety of fishing backgrounds, and their wealth of knowledge is enviable. Pop in to chat to them about any aspect of angling – they always have a story or two to share.

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