An impressive unhooking mat that offers the ultimate in carpy fish care, giving total, air-mattress comfort and protection to your priceless catches, keeping fish supported, and well clear of the bank, this Carpmaster Air Mat from Fox has to be the ultimate lifestyle essential for the dedicated carp angler who is committed to ensuring the very best treatment of each and every fish they catch, and looking for a final photo of a sleek, scaley beast swimming strongly away as the water ripples around it.
The Air Mat comes in two sizes, so you can choose the mat that’s right for the kind of carp you typically catch, or invest in a larger and more supportive option from the start, a good choice if you know your carp campaigning will take you to foreign shores, and bring you face to face with some truly massive specimens. The Standard Carpmaster comes in at 100cm x 50cm, while the XL gives you 125cm x 70cm of cushioned, protective space to unhook and photograph your new personal best, which is fully enclosed by the air-cushioned, raised ribs that form a traditional cradle arrangement, and also support the weight of a fish if you decide to flip the Air Mat upside down, and use it that way – a better choice for smaller specimens, and those long, slender carp that sometimes crop up. In cradle form, a removable 50mm foam base gives soft, soothing support to carp of all sizes, and simply pulls out if you need to invert the mat for smaller fish.
The heavy duty base is made from one piece fabric, and allows the angler to simply slide their arms under the mat, giving a supported lift when it’s time to move the mat and fish, while pegging points ensure your Carpmaster will hold firm against the worst of the weather, keeping your fish calm, and ensuring you’re ready for any conditions.
The Carpmaster Air Mat is presented in unique Fox Camo print, and supplied with a foot pump and carry bag. Unusually, the air valves are perfectly placed for easy pack down, allowing the air to flow out quickly as the mat is collapsed and rolled up for transport.