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This is the frame only without a bag. Schools and Wildlife Trusts often need hand nets suitable for younger pupils, these nets are very sturdy and made to the same design as the standard frame but are smaller and lighter. They are equally suitable for sampling in restricted sites by professional biologists.
The outer frame is 200mm wide marine grade aluminium with an inner brass ring supporting the net. Available with either a wooden or aluminium handle.
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.