Rig Ezy Lip Grippers
Lip Grippers are mainly for handling and controlling fish, not necessarily landing them. 1st the net; a net provides an immediate end to the fight with a quick scoop. Then attach the Lip Grippers. Made from a high grade plastic material, lip grips float and have a quick-release open-and-close mechanism that will hold fish securely and without injury. For pictures with a Lip Gripper, hold the fish horizontally with a hand underneath the belly to alleviate pressure on the fish’s lower jaw and to support the internal organs.
Ezy Rig luminous Lip Grippers can make short work of landing and handling fish from a low-profile boat or kayak. They keep fingers safe, and enable you to control the fish while extracting the hook so the gill rakers can't double back and cut you, or spike you in the case of flatties. With a gripper, you have full control of the fish, the hooks aren’t tangled in a net, and the fish’s slime coat isn’t compromised from the net’s mesh or from lying on the boat deck. Use them when wading as they are much easier to stow and take up less space.
Tournaments internationally are now moving to no puncture lip gripper devices only, and various fisheries research bodies in Australia are also in support of this type of Lip Gripper, as they cause less stress to caught fish.