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|
Add foam to make it float (just in case) and you're ready to go. Wish they would paint the tick marks black to make it easier to read, but that's nothing a permanent marker and some patience can't fix.
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.
I bought the white Hawg Trough and it is perfect. Strong plastic construction. I got tired of rusting measuring tapes and yard sticks that break. This trough holds the fish well and allows exact measurements. I used a black sharpe and drew on some of the slot limit lines. I also drew some common size and bag limits on the back.
Excellent product. Very helpful in measuring a catch accurately...sure beats holding a fish and trying to fumble around with a tape measure.