Best Carp Weigh Sling - Top 7 Carp Slings of 2024

7 Best Carp Weigh Slings 2024

Best Carp Weigh Sling

The best carp weigh sling should do everything to protect the carp throughout the weighing process.

It should be able to support the fish at all stages, so selecting a sling made from a soft mesh that water an pass through is equally important.

Slings come in a variety of styles, and sizes, so join me as I rummage through the best weigh slings online.

Remember, fish care is paramount for protecting the carp we fish for.

1. Fox STR Floatation Sling

Best Fox Weigh Sling


100% Polyester outer material
Floats along both sides
Strong EVA carry handles
Robust main weighing strap



2. Trakker Sanctuary Weigh Sling

Best Weigh Sling - Editors Pick

Best Trakker Weigh Sling


Full Fast-drain mesh construction
Double-zipped opening
Four floats
Reinforced dual weighing straps



3. Wychwood Specialist Sling

Best Weigh Sling - Value For Money

Best Wychwood Sling


Super Soft Material
Fish Friendly Material
Cord handles with D ring hanging point
Ultra lightweight



4. JRC Defender Weigh Sling

Best JRC Weigh Sling


Made from fish friendly 420D Polyester
Reinforced weigh bars
Super strong weigh straps
Zips at either end
Numerus drainage holes in the base



5. Daiwa Infinity Sling

Daiwa Infinity Sling


Carp friendly mesh
Two flotation aids 
Zipped sides for easy fish release
Metal D rig for weighing



6. Avid Carp Recovery Sling

Best Weigh Sling - Most Practical

Avid Carp Recovery Sling


Sling extends in width to hold carp
Super-soft mesh construction
Reinforced carry handles
Full-length foam floats



7. Gardner Tackle Retention Sling

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Large Soft Mesh Panels
4m Long Retaining Cord
Hi-Vis Reflective Strips
Full Length Zipper




Fox STR Floatation Sling

Available in either a carpy green, or popular camo pattern, the Fox STR Floatation Sling is right at the top of the tree for quality weigh slings.

With three zip fastenings, you can be sure that you will no longer lose a fish by incompetent unhooking, or slipping of the net.

Neither will the fish suffer any damage once you have it secured in this sling.

Once placed down over your unhooking mat, or carp cradle, it lays completely flat which makes it a lot easier for you to proceed with photos or applying plenty of water from your bucket.

Made from a soft nylon and plenty of mesh retention areas (very fish friendly), the foam floating strips, which run along the length of the weigh sling, ensure this won’t sink.

The two EVA handles make carrying to the lake edge super easy.

Likewise, the main weighing strap has been extra strengthened to ensure you can weigh your catch safely.

These are all great features of a quality sling where fish safety is paramount.

You can read more about the features and dimensions (and a video) below.

In conclusion, the Fox STR Floatation Weigh Sling is a great first entry in our best weigh sling reviews.


Available in either a Green, or Camo Pattern
100% Polyester outer material
Many soft-mesh retention areas
Floats along both sides
Strong EVA carry handles
Robust main weighing strap
Dimensions: 124cm Length, 39cm Wide, 75cm Deep

Fox STR Floatation Weigh Sling Video

Fox STR Camo Weigh Sling


Trakker Sanctuary Retention Sling V2

Best Weigh Sling - Editors Pick

Next on our best weigh sling list is the truly fantastic Trakker Sanctuary Retention Sling V2.

A lot of care and attention has gone into the make-up of this, including a fast-drain mesh which allows water to flow through quickly and away from the sling.

The double-zipped opening means full confidence that the fish is safe and secure during the weighing process, or for short stay retention at the waters edge whilst you ready your cradle and weighing scales.

Inside, it seems very spacious and supports the carp very well indeed.

The double reinforced weighing handles mean lifting is easy and secure, and offered very accurate weighing of your catch.

Furthermore, each side has ultra buoyant floats which avoids any sinking or tilting you often find with poorer weigh slings.

To finish off, there is a nice mesh pocket where you could store a small set of scales.

This pocket also contains a 5m retaining cord so your sling won’t float away.

My brother uses the Trakker Retention Sling and he tells me that it is one of the best slings he’s used – so that’s promising!


Full Fast-drain mesh construction for optimum water flow and very accurate weighing
Double-zipped opening securely houses the carp inside
Specifically designed to support the carp when weighing
Four floats ensures the sling is ultra buoyant
Reinforced dual weighing straps with fixed weighing loops
Double reinforced carry handles on each side of the sling for safe lifting
Meshed pocket houses a 5 metre retaining cord
Carp care guidelines to advise the safety and correct use of the sling
Supplied in nylon sleeve
Specifications: 115cm x W30cm x D65cm

Trakker Sanctuary Retention Sling Video


Wychwood Specialist Weigh Sling

Best Weigh Sling - Value For Money

Next up in our best weigh slings, is the Wychwood Specialist Weigh Sling.

It doesn’t look much, granted, but for anglers who really want to stay mobile or like to save as much space as possible, this is a great option.

Made from a fish friendly mesh, which protects your catch as much as possible, its also very lightweight.

We like the presence of the strong D-ring hanging points and cords to make the weighing process super simple.

Comes supplied in handy storage bag, although we suggest hanging it to dry out once you’re sessions is over!


Super Soft Material
Fish Friendly Material
Cord handles with D ring hanging point
Ultra lightweight
Supplied with storage bag


JRC Defender Weigh Sling

Similar to the Wychwood Weigh Sling above, the JRC Defender Weigh Sling is made from fish friendly 210D polyester for premium fish safety.

Featuring reinforced weigh bars means the fish remains secure, and even if there is commotion from thrashing, you can securely weigh the fish.

Fixed right around the perimeter is strong material with built-in weigh straps which again, makes the whole water to scales process smooth and stress-free for anger and fish.

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The dual zips allow premium fish safety from water to scales.

The base, as you’d probably expect by now, this sling offers a strong mesh drainage section which, other than for quick water drainage, allows the sling to dry very quickly when not in use.

Finally, the Defender Weigh Sling can be packed away compactly into a waterproof carry bag.

Overall, this is a very lightweight weigh sling from JRC!

This weigh sling is strong and does the job intended, making this a worthy entry onto our best weigh sling list!


Made from fish friendly and waterproof 420D Polyester
Reinforced weigh bars
Super strong weigh straps completely fixed around the full perimeter for ultimate strength
Zips at either end for easy fish weighing and release
Numerus drainage holes in the base for easy weighing and quick drying
Waterproof carry bag complete with carry strap and Velcro barrow attachments
Dimensions: 106 x 54 x 80cm


Daiwa Infinity Weigh Sling

Next up on our best weigh sling list is the Daiwa Infinity Weigh Sling.

It’s made from a very carp friendly mesh, with the zipped sides useful for releasing the fish or weighing.

There are not one, but two floatation aids which support everything once placed into the water.

This means you can simply unzip the sides, and the carp can escape back into the water at its own accord.

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Allows you to go hands-free during the weighing process.....

When you are weighing, we highly recommend using this with the Infinity Weigh Pod!

The tripod not only frees your hands up, but allows for a more stable weighing.

Finally, the whole sling can be packed away into a tidy nylon carry bag.

All in all, this is great value for money for a top branded piece of kit.


Carp friendly mesh
Two flotation aids added to support beam
Zipped sides for easy fish release
Webbing strap with metal D rig for weighing
Supplied in nylon carry bag Guy rope with brass thread


Avid Carp Recovery Sling

Best Weigh Sling - Most Practical

Available in two sizes, standard and XL, to suit the size of carp in the lake you’re fishing, the Avid Carp Recovery Sling is practical and fish friendly.

Made from a mostly soft-mesh material, the base is solid to protect your catch during the weighing procedure.

Along the sides are buoyant ‘float strips’ to help with the safe release.

On closer inspection, there appears to be tough double zippers at either end to help with postioning as you get ready to put the carp back, or for making sure there is no escape as you lift and weigh.

As you get ready to weigh, using your trusty scales, there are large steel rings that are built into the sling, so you can be confident about everything running smoothly.

If permitted on the lake, this sling comes with a hi-viz yellow cord for fish retention, making it visible and safe until the morning.

Finally, another great feature is the use of the brilliant ‘Stormshield’ material that is strong and durable, with the inclusion of a handy carry bag made of the same stuff when not in use.

A top weigh sling that does the job – great work from Avid Carp as usual!


Features pocket that houses hi-viz retaining chord.
Sling extends in width to hold carp.
Full-length foam floats for ultra-buoyancy
Super-soft mesh construction
Double zipped closure
Reinforced carry handles
Supplied in a 100% waterproof Stormshield Bag


Standard size: 115cm x 60cm
XL size: 140cm x 85cm


Gardner Tackle Retention Sling

The best weigh sling should minimise the handling of carp, which is where the Gardner Retention Sling really excels.

You can weigh them in the safest way possible, whilst also retaining them temporarily as you get your camera equipement ready.

This means there is no need to transfer from a sack to sling – it can be all be done with this retention sling.

There are large soft mesh panels which protect the fish, whilst there are a sufficient amount of holes for water to flow through quickly.

These upper panels also act as a light guard, which quickly calms the fish down and lowers any stress levels brought on.

At night time, when weighing is nigh on impossible, the 4m high visibility cord and clip make sure the fish is retained as safely as can be at all times.

It isn’t too deep, with the theory that the fish can’t move or turn.

A very good weigh sling that is well worth buying!


Features large soft mesh panels
Allows excellent water drainage
Solid upper panels
Long 4m retaining cord
Hi-Vis reflective bands
Uses single piece solid composite poles
Strong and lightweight
Full length zip


130cm (L) x 60cm (W)


Well, we’ve handpicked a few slings but please do re-visit this as we intend to add many more of the best weigh sling reviews in future!

Until next time – be lucky!

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