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An essential item of angling fish care, an unhooking mat, as its name suggests, protects the fish while you unhook it on the bank.
The JRC Defender Roll-Up Unhooking Mat, from JRC’s carp-focused Defender range, which also has excellent functionality for those pursuing specialist fishing, is available in two sizes, so you can buy the mat that best suits the needs of your particular discipline. The large unhooking mat is 100cm x 70cm, while the XL unhooking mat is 130cm x 80cm. Both sizes are presented in fish-friendly, waterproof 210D polyester, and feature a 20mm foam mattress and elasticated retention straps.
Designed for easy transport, this JRC unhooking mat is the ideal option for the angler who likes to remain mobile, as they are easy to carry, and take up very little space in a rucksack.
JRC has built its brand on the slogan “expect more”, and, whether it’s the latest technology or simple best practice solutions, they consistently deliver. The Defender Roll Up Unhooking Mat is no exception; it doesn’t rely on any specialist technology, yet it effortlessly and affordably solves a common problem: how to ensure you do not harm the fish while holding it on the bank to remove a hook.
Ethical angling has come to prominence in recent years, with anglers once again returning to the concern for fish welfare, and environmental quality, which was present from the very beginning of angling, but got somewhat demoted in terms of focus when angling moved from being a casual leisure pursuit to a serious and competitive sport. These renewed focus on ensuring the welfare of fish that are caught is effortless for most anglers to enact, and can only be to the good of the sport; healthy fish remain alive and vibrant for other anglers to enjoy the pursuit, and eventual capture, of. Healthy, lively fish provide the challenge anglers thrive on, and healthy fish, in healthy water, stand as testament to the attitudes of anglers as a whole.