The Chris Yates Carp Landing Net.

Made in 2010, this net is in exceptional condition.


A fabulous example of  the Chris Yates net, just like the one I use for carp and pike fishing.

Here is the technical information from our 2011 catalogue:

Designed and built at the request of the late Bernard Venables, these pear-shaped nets are vastly superior to all other types. There are no moving parts to fail, and no infuriating draw cord to fold up or snag at the critical moment. With a 6’ circumference, measuring 26” front-to-back and 21” side-to-side, all but the largest fish can be landed comfortably.

The Chris Yates version, as used by him, has a 7’ circumference, measuring 30” by 25”, and is big enough for the hoped for monster.

The hand tied knotless mesh has loops at the top, which are fastened in the holes around the frame by a flush-fitting cord. There is no seam at the bottom of the mesh, so it expands to accommodate the fish. The 1” mesh size allows the free passage of water, thus reducing drag.

Only the best straight-grained ash is used for the frame, which is permanently impregnated with a waterproof resin, and given a hand-rubbed satin finish. The specially machined and profiled brass block is engraved with the maker’s details, and polished to a high finish. It is secured to the frame with flush-fitting stainless steel screws.

The 6’ detachable handle is made from seasoned, tempered and bored-out Tonkin bamboo. It is straightened, beautifully mottled, and impeccably varnished. There are brass fittings at each end, with a rubber button fitted to the butt. The handle comes in a fitted bag with a hanging loop.