The Hawg Trough Fish Measuring Device has almost become the standard measuring device for fisherman across the country. Its concave design cradles the fish for simple measurement. Available in white and yellow the Hawg Trough measures fish in 1/4 inch increments from 8 inches to 30 inches in length. A word of advice: The Hawg Trough does not float but it luckily has holes on either end to attach a leash.
|Length:||18 in / 45.72 cm|
|Width:||3 in / 7.62 cm|
Product was what I was looking for. I had to break out the Sharpie to fill in the lines to make it easier to read in photographs. I added 1/2 inch foam backer rod in the channels on the back to make it float. Great product!
Good but it isn't ready to go fishing right out of the box. It doesn't float but those channels on the back side will securely hold a few quartered wine corks. The raised incremental measurement lines are difficult to see until you put your steady hand and a felt tip marker to work. Another version of this device has the English/standard measurements on the top and metric measurements on the bottom for those fishing outside the USA.
Our fishing club "NAKA" uses this ruler as a standard for our tournaments. The fish are photographed and the photos are turned in at the end of the tournament. The markings are not clear enough to see in photos. I would like to see you go ahead and "blacken" the markings where they show easier. I also think that it needs to be a little more rigid. Over all a great product.