Few things are more frustrating than watching a fish slip through your fingers at the very last moment. Hauling in that big catch from a kayak can be extra tough, as the boat responds to every shift in balance between you and the thrashing fish. Fear not, because the latest generation of kayak fishing nets are here to help! With ergonomic designs and space-saving features, these handy nets will extend your reach.
Best Fishing Nets for Kayak Anglers
Bearclaw Fishing Net
$79 | frabill.com
This sturdy fishing net from Frabill has a short, reinforced handle with forearm support bar to allow for easy single-handed operation. Slime-friendly mesh, square hoop and asymmetrical design protect and support the fish as they slide to the bottom of the net.
Watch Kayak Angler Magazine’s video review of Frabill Bearclaw specs and features.
Leverage Landing Net
$80–90 | yakattack.us
A bent, ergonomic handle works with one hand. Collapsible; folds out with a flip of the wrist. YakAttack uses an oval hoop to reduce size. Smaller model features a 12” × 20” hoop, while larger model measures 20” × 21”. Foam handle extension or XL handle available.
$144–214 | bubbablade.com
Capable of handling up to 75 pounds, the Bubba Fishing Net can tackle the biggest fish. Comes in three sizes. Bubba’s famous red grip keeps hands on the handle. If it does go over, the Bubba Fishing Net floats.
Extend your reach with these top-of-the-line kayak fishing nets. | Feature photo: Dustin Doskocil