This sturdy hand net is for routine aquatic sampling, field centre use and sampling of rivers and streams. The large 300mm frame size is well suited for amphibian surveying and is also the standard kick net size for aquatic sampling in many European countries. There is the option of a wooden or aluminium handle. The frame includes an inner brass ring and fixings to which the net is attached.
The wooden handle (British Ash) means these nets will float if dropped and will remain comfortable to hold in cold water.
The advantage of the aluminium handle, apart from its price, is that the weight is reduced to less than half that of the wooden handle. The dimensions of the aluminium handle are identical to the wooden handle so it can be used as a replacement for wooden handles without any adverse influence on previous research. The disadvantages of the aluminium handle is that it is cold in winter as well as being vulnerable to denting or bending when used beyond normal practice. Aluminium handles also conduct electricity and care should be taken when using near overhead power lines.
* Please be advised that due to the size of this item, shipping to locations outside of the UK will incur a higher shipping charge than that indicated during online check out. Please contact our customer services department on 01803 865913 or firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain an accurate shipping price *
* Length: 1.52m
* Net head width: 300mm
* Handle: British Ash or Aluminium
* Weight: 1100g