The 2.50m Black Magic Standard Keep Net, which is the shortest of three lengths available, is ideal for my winter canal match fishing when a decent weight would be around 10lb, yet with 40cm x 50cm rings its easily capable of taking the 50lb commercial venue match weight limits.

The tough, fish friendly, dark 6mm mesh is ideal in the canal’s gin clear water as it blocks out any light, keeping the fish, mostly skimmers and roach at this time of year safe and reduces the chance of pike being attracted, which can be a problem trying to attack the fish in the net, and on occasions ruin a swim. 

All the weak points, like corners, have been reinforced and the metal framed top and bottom rings stop the net from collapsing. The angle lock is fantastic as it allows the net to be positioned perfectly every time and an innovative addition to this is the retaining cord which eliminates any of the parts being lost in transit. 

Another benefit of the mesh is it dries really quickly, reducing smells and disease transfer and the pegging points are great when fishing a shallow lake and staking out is required.

Available in three sizes – 2.50m, 3.00m and 3.50m.

 Jamie Burt

These are very well designed nets that are ideal for natural and commercial venues.

The dark mesh dries quickly, and keeps the fish in the shade.

The corners have been reinforced to stop wear caused by the net rubbing on the lake bed.

"A brilliant net for both commercial and natural venues."

The angle-adjuster is very strong and has a retaining cord that stops parts from being lost.

Rings enable the net to be pegged out in shallow water.

The dimensions of the net are perfect for both natural venues and commercials with net weight limits. Several nets can be positioned next to each other, giving you plenty of options.