A very sturdy but lightweight hand net for routine aquatic sampling, field centre use and river sampling. Available with either 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 outer frame is 250mm wide aluminium alloy with an inner brass ring supporting the net. Conforms to Environment Agency Specifications.
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 note this item is the frame only and you will also need a Professional Hand Net Bag which is available in a range of mesh sizes.
We also stock a range of complete frames and nets.
* Length: 1.48m
* Net head width: 250mm
* Handle: British Ash or Aluminium
* Weight: 1080g