Just got back from another whiting bashing session, and while I was there I had a practise with the landing net (those cod will be here soon), as I had never used one in the kayak before. The advice re. mesh size is spot on as the one that I have has a small mesh and The tide really put some pressure on it. Other wise It performed well, being telescopic and folding. Not the strongest of nets but once a fish is netted in the water it can't get away.