Review: Carp Spirit Magnum X1 42 in. Landing Net

The Carp Spirit Magnum X1 42 in. Landing Net comes under the beady eye of Angler’s Mail tackle editor Richard Howard. He’s the No.1 products inspector, checking out loads of quality kit every week.

Description: 42 in. specimen carp net.

Specifications: a 6 ft, high-modulus carbon handle reinforced with 3K weave; non-slip Japanese shrink wrap on the handle; carbon spreader block; fish-friendly, soft mesh; magnetic mesh clip to help prevent snagging; stainless steel ends on the arms for easy fitting; front cord can be replaced or re-tensioned.

My verdict: this is a light, stiff and strong landing net. You’ll find quality fittings throughout, from the high-modulus carbon arms and pole to the stainless steel ends on the arms, which have been designed to slot in and slide out of the spreader block easily.

Even the spreader block (a potential weak point on many landing nets) has been given special treatment, as it is made from moulded carbon, to ensure that it won’t let you down.

The pole section has been reinforced with 3K weave, and Japanese shrink wrap has been added on the handle for ‘more grip and less slip’. A magnetic clip holds the base of the mesh against the landing net pole, so that it’s less likely to snag on the bottom when you’re netting a fish.

If you fish weedy waters, you’ll appreciate being able to replace or re-tension the net cord, helping you to net any fish that has become wrapped in weed.

The quality is reflected in the price, and it’s a perfect partner to the Carp Spirit Magnum rod ranges.

Price: £99.99.

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