Updated March 12, 2019 by Sam Kraft

The 10 Best Rubber Landing Nets

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Best Mid-Range
Best Inexpensive

This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in December of 2016. Getting a fish on the line is only the first part of the catch: you have to successfully land that trout or walleye if you want the tasty meal or bragging rights that come along with it. Any one of these fine nets will assist you in safely doing so, and since they're constructed with soft rubber mesh, you'll be able to release your prize injury-free following the photo op. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best rubber landing net on Amazon.

10. Sougayilang Trout

9. Ego Small

8. Frabill Teardrop

7. KastKing Super

6. Ranger Nets 993R

5. Ego Reach

4. SF Fly Fishing

3. Wakeman Retractable

2. Plusinno Bass

1. Ego S2 Slider

Editor's Notes

March 11, 2019:

Removed the Bent Fly Fishing due to a lack of availability. Upgraded the ranking of the Wakeman Retractable upon discovering that tangling during release is rarely an issue thanks to its flat bottom, even when fishermen are using lures with multiple treble hooks. Users also appreciate that its deep net can hold heavy fish without a problem. Added two additional Ego models to the list, both of which feature telescoping handles and the ability to float in the water in case it’s dropped during a struggle with a catch. For canoers, kayakers and other adventurists who incorporate hiking and portaging into their fishing trips, the Plusinno Bass is one of the top options in terms of portability, as it collapses into a compact package, has a built-in belt clip and carabiner for travel, and weighs very little. It’s also an excellent value.


Sam Kraft
Last updated on March 12, 2019 by Sam Kraft

In addition to his corporate career as a marketing and communications professional in Chicago, Sam runs a popular blog that focuses on the city’s flourishing craft beer and brewery scene. He received his degree in journalism from DePaul University (which spurred his interest in freelance writing) and has since spent years developing expertise in copywriting, digital marketing and public relations. A lifetime of fishing, hiking and camping trips has left him well-versed in just about any outdoors-related topic, and over several years spent working in the trades during his youth, he accumulated a wealth of knowledge about tools and machinery. He’s a travel junkie, a health and fitness enthusiast, and an avid biker.


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