Coming in two parts, and consisting of a 50mm mat that slips inside a pop-up exterior, this light and easy to transport carp cradle is spot on.
Gary has used it regularly over our last few month's carp sessions and found it perfect for retaining the fish during hook removal and weighing.
With a thick mat to rest the fish on and surrounding sides to stop it sliding off, you can then use the handy flap to kneel on as you tend the carp. Once sorted the flap can then be fastened across the top of the cradle to prevent the fish falling out as you carry the cradle back to the waters edge using the sturdy handles.
After use, simply remove the mat from the cradle section, fold down the two end flaps toward each other, then turn upside down. Now pick up your cradle and hold at each end, then twist to fold the whole cradle into a circle which now slides neatly under the retaining strap on the back of the mat.
The mat/cradle can then be slipped inside the neat carry bag until you land the next whopper!
Available at many tackle shops and outlets the Fox Easy Mat retails at £59.99 for the standard size, and £79.99 for the XL. Check out full product details at www.foxint.com