Types of scales for carp fishing
Tracking your catches and trying to beat your personal best is part of the fun, keeping things competitive and giving you a goal each time you head to the bank. Whether you are a serious angler or enjoy a relaxing fishing trip with your new carp fishing rod on the weekends, precision fishing scales and fishing tripods are a great accessory for your kit.
As keen anglers ourselves, the team at Total Tackle only recommend products that we would use ourselves to ensure you receive a quality product each and every time. Many of our products are designed ethically to minimise the time that the fish spend out of the water, keeping them safe when your fishing scales are used correctly whilst providing you with an accurate reading.
Types of Carp Scales
To size up your catch quickly and accurately, investing into purpose designed fish weight scales will mean you can precisely record your results to keep track of your progress over time. We recommend also getting your hands on fish weight scale pouches which are designed to stop the damp conditions from damaging your carp scales. Making a staple in your fishing kit for years to come, choose the best type of fishing scales for your usage;
Digital Fishing Scale
For a more advanced approach to carp scales, digital alternatives are a popular choice for many. With accurate readings and the potential to weight even bigger catches, a digital fishing scale is easier than ever before to use for all. To quickly wet weight your catch whilst it’s in the sling, the reset function allows you to set it back to zero to still access an accurate reading.
H3: Analogue Fishing Scale
For a more traditional approach to fishing scales, analogue options are still as in demand as ever! There’s something extremely satisfying about watching the needle whizz around the face of your carp scales when you make a great catch and manually read the impressive weight.
Stay Steady with Fishing Tripods
A fishing tripod maintains an upright position to free up the angler during a day by the water. With multiple reasons to choose fishing tripods, their simple design is a welcome addition to a fishing kit which is available in various sizes or in an adjustable size. A key benefit of using a fishing tripod is to keep the line away from any jagged surfaces near the water’s edge or to avoid any crashing waves, keeping the line held above anything that has potential to cause damage. As well as protecting the line from the conditions it may encounter, a fishing tripod is also handy in areas where the ground is uneven or too soft, digging into the surface to create a stable base for the rod.
Our range of fishing tripods is extensive to provide a solution for anglers of all abilities. We stock models designed for weighing large specimens with hooks that can withstand the largest of fish and even include a thread which can be used to screw in a lamp for illuminating the catch during dark conditions.
Using Carp Weighing Slings & Cradles
To give you a bit more time to get your equipment together and size up your latest catch, using a cradle or sling with your fishing scales will help make the process more efficient. Being a great addition to the kit for both professional and new anglers, a carp sling will provide an accurate weight and remove the rush, giving you the chance to snap a photograph after you’ve weighed your catch.
To use your carp scales in the most ethical way, using chest waders, a net station or quality retainer will mean larger fish will be in deep enough waters to keep them healthy and happy. Retainers mean you can safely contain your catch in a zipped, netted retainer without causing any harm. Once your catch is comfortable in an adequate depth, you can bring out the carp weighing scales and measure up its size.
If you’re looking to take your competitive side up a notch, pairing your weighing scales with a fishing tripod will help you achieve the most accurate reading with your fish weight scales. Keeping it stable and allowing you to move freely, the fishing tripod is ideal for simplifying the process for solo anglers. By holding your catch in a secure position, you can receive an accurate reading every time to measure even the biggest of catches with ease.