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The Best Fish Scales For Weighing Your Great Catch

Updated on December 21, 2010

Fishing is an activity enjoyed by millions of people all round the world for many different reasons. Some fish for a hobby while some just to try it and enjoy the novelty of the experience. Some people do it for a living and some people do it just to bring more food to the table. Whatever reason you have for going fishing, there is one thing you should have with you aside from the essential fishing rods, fishing reels, fishing lines and tackle box, and that’s a reliable fish scale.

For all those people who fish for the reasons as have been mentioned, a fish scale is very handy to have around because it will tell you how heavy your catch weighs. Now, that counts a lot if you’re going to sell your catch or just brag about it and post it on your blog. Right now we have a lot of fish scales in the market brought by reputable brands such as Berkley and American Weigh and they are quite easy to use and transport too.

What’s important about looking for a good brand is that you can be surer of the product’s accuracy and durability. After all, what good is a scale if it’s not going to tell you the real weight of an object? When buying a fish scale, make sure that it will be easy to use and rust-resistant. It should also be tough because you don’t want to be struggling with your device after having a bout with a tough catch.

Next, make sure that your scale is water-resistant – and that goes for freshwater and saltwater as well so you don’t have to buy a new one if you decide to go surf fishing or offshore fishing. Here are some very reliable fish scales and you’ll see what I mean once you get a hold of them.

Berkley 50 lb. Digital Fish Scale
Berkley 50 lb. Digital Fish Scale

Berkley 50 lb. Digital Fish Scale

For anglers who are very particular with accuracy, nothing beats this heavy duty and excellent fish scale from Berkley which has the capacity to weigh fish up to 50 pounds heavy and keep track of weight increase even as small as 0.25 ounce. Aside from that this scale also has a 10-weight memory and a setting which enables calculations for average and combined weights. You can also weigh several fish at once with this device’s tare feature. This fish scale comes with its own battery plus it has a power-saving feature to prolong your battery’s life. Imagine the many things you can do with this scale! It’s also very portable and easy to operate so you get nothing but maximum satisfaction.

American Weigh SR-20 Yellow Digital Hanging Scale, 44 by 0.1 LB
American Weigh SR-20 Yellow Digital Hanging Scale, 44 by 0.1 LB

American Weigh SR-20 Yellow Digital Hanging Scale, 44 by 0.1 LB

We are still talking about the most convenient and most accurate fish scales here so here comes the American Weigh SR-20 Yellow Digital Hanging Scale which measures weight in units as small as 0.01 pound. It’s a hanging scale that has the capacity to measure fish or anything that weighs as much as 44 pounds. In addition to its quality that gives it the capacity for heavy duty performance, it has a retractable handle and a hook that folds so you can easily store it in your tackle box. Made with your convenience as a concern, this fish scale also features a clear and easy-to-read LCD display that has a backlight so you can use it even for night fishing. This device is powered by 2 AAA batteries that already come with the package.

40KG Portable Digital Hangging Luggage Fishing Scale
40KG Portable Digital Hangging Luggage Fishing Scale

40KG Portable Digital Hangging Luggage Fishing Scale

Here’s a very convenient and accurate fish scale brought to you by SE: it can measure weights as little as 20 grams (0.04 pound or 0.7 ounce) and as much as 40 kilograms (88 pounds or 1,210 ounces) and you can choose the unit for measuring your catch with this. Whether you want it in pounds, kilograms or ounces, you got it because this device will measure your stuff exactly for you. Aside from that, this device also has other great features like an automatic power switch, an overload indicator which warns you of weights past the limits of the device and an alarm which tells you if the device is running low on power. This fish scale operates through a couple of AAA batteries which already come included in the package. This device is very simple and easy to operate too with just three buttons.

Newline 110 Lb Digital Hanging/Fishing Scale with Measuring Tape
Newline 110 Lb Digital Hanging/Fishing Scale with Measuring Tape

Newline 110 Lb Digital Hanging/Fishing Scale with Measuring Tape

This tough and nice-looking fish scale has a graduation of 10 grams and a maximum capacity for as much as 50 kilograms or 110 pounds and you can choose whatever unit you want your catch to be measured because this one has settings that allow you to see weights in kilograms, pounds, ounces and grams. It has a blue backlight too which allows you to see measurements even when you’re fishing at night or places without much light. This device is also built with a tare function and a locking weight feature. It operates on batteries that already come included in the package and to prolong battery life, this fish scale has features which automatically turn off the device when it is not being used. It also has a power indicator which immediately tells you when power is becoming insufficient. And you’ll love it too because it can be used as a temperature sensor and it is also packed with a 33-inch measuring tape to help you with more of your fishing tasks.



Here’s another one that offers you multi-functional features in addition to super accurate measurements. This digital fish scale can measure items as heavy as 50 kilograms or 110 pounds and has a small graduation of 1 ounce which allows for more exactness. You can also choose how you want your catch to be measured with this device’s capacity to measure in kilograms, pounds and ounces. It’s very simple to operate too with its few buttons. Then you can also easily store this in your tackle box because of its folding hook. And like the previous fish scale, this one also gives you a measuring tape that’s good for measuring certain items up to 3 feet long. With this, you can make detailed descriptions of your catch’s dimensions and weight.


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