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We all know the feeling, you’ve hooked a nice fish and fought it back, only to lose it as you reach down to pick it up. It’s very frustrating. If only you had a decent Fish Lip Gripper.
Sure, a net is great, but these are big and bulky. Not exactly something you can carry on your person. How many times have you gone to reach for the net and the same thing happens, fish are gone? That’s when a good pair of fish lip grips are needed, and the Piscifun Fish Lip Gripper with Digital Scale is exactly that.
I have owned many lip grips over the years. From cheap to quite expensive. One thing I’ve learned is just because you spend a lot of money on something, doesn’t mean that it’s better than the cheaper option.
I bought the Piscifun Fish Lip Gripper with Digital Scale after being told about it by a fishing friend of mine, and have been very happy with the purchase.
First of all, let’s go over the specs:
Material – Aluminum/Stainless steel
Color – Black/Blue
Weight – 0.33 kilograms
Length – 32.2 cm/12.67 inches
Weight Capacity – 60lb/27kg
Open width – 4 cm/1.57 inches
What to look for
When looking at a new pair of lip grips, a few things you should always look out for are;
- Price – Just because it’s more expensive, doesn’t make it better.
- Material – Needs to be made of quality material that won’t rust, or break easily.
- Weight – Needs to be lightweight.
- Construction – Solid construction means longer life
- Lanyard – In case it slips out of your hands.
- Easy to read – Easier for you, and more importantly, looks good in photos
- Weight rating – Can handle the fish you’re likely to be picking up with it.
- Jaw size – Large enough for the big fish, but also small enough for smaller-mouthed fish.
So, now that we know what to look for, how does the Piscifun Fish Lip Gripper with Digital Scale stand up?
- Powerful and Durable – Made with high-quality stainless steel
- Water-resistant – Totaly sealed design, each has survived a 1 min emersion test.
- Easy to read scale – Big display with a night light and rotatable handle.
- Memory Function & Dual Mode – Can save up to 10 weights, and switch between pounds and kgs.
- Adjustable wrist strap – To prevent loss.
- Rotatable no-slip handle – Easier and more convenient to read display and weigh fish.
- Adjustable display – Makes it easy to read at different angles.
The first thing I noticed when I picked these up (besides the weight of course which is a very light 0.33 kgs) is how comfortable it was in my hand. These lip grips feel like an extension of your hand and allow you to get a good strong grip. Therefore minimizing the chances of dropping it, and your fish.
A nice added feature is the built-in LCD light to aid gripper placement at night or in low light. For extra peace of mind, it also comes with a lanyard for the really big and lively fish.
Before I even tried Piscifun Fish Lip Gripper it was already ticking all the boxes. The big, bright digital display made reading the weight very easily and most importantly, made it easy to see in photos.
The display can also be moved into a better position for those photos or just make it easier to read.
With the 360 degrees rotating handle, you will have no problem seeing the weight no matter how much the fish turns, while still being able to keep a strong grip.
On The Water
So I was happy with it on land, but how would it go out in the boat? Before I launched the boat, I thought it might be a good idea to test the supposed 1 min emersion test. It comes with a 1-year warranty, so why not. I turned it on and put it in about a foot of water as I got the boat ready.
After about 5 minutes (a bit longer than I meant to leave it) when I came back,
it was still working perfectly. I put a bit of weight on it to make sure the scales still worked, and they did. Time to get out there.
We headed out to one of our favorite spots, about an hour offshore. It wasn’t long before we were onto the fish, and soon after, had a fish on the surface. Not the biggest fish, around 2
kgs. I grabbed the lip grips, put the lanyard over my hand, and leaned over the side as my mate held it near the boat.
First Real Test
First try, on a real target. I opened it about half of its capacity (about 2 cm) over the bottom lip and bang, let go. It was a perfect grab, right in the middle of the lip.
I gave it a bit of a gentle pull to test and was happy to see the fish move with it. I slowly lifted the fish out of the water and into the boat. Even with the kicks it never felt like the fish would come off.
A quick weight check with the new and old grips revealed a slight difference in weight. The new ones said 2.2Kgs, and the old 2.3kgs, pretty close.
We went on to catch quite a few that day, with the Piscifun Fish Lip Gripper performing well, although the scales were out a couple of times compared to the old grips (it may well of being the old ones out) I ended up saving the weight of 5 fish on the scale, ranging from 2.2kgs (first fish) to 7.5kgs.
I love this feature as I have a terrible memory, and helps when bragging to your mates. We were saved quite a few times by the auto shut-off feature as we kept forgetting to turn it off in the excitement. Another handy feature.
- Waterproof resistant
- Wide 4cm/1.57-inch grab
- Easy-to-read digital display
- LED light for night fishing
- Adjustable display
- 360 Degree rotating handle
- 10 weight memory
- Auto shut-off
- Weight buttons for different measurements
- Comes with a 1-year warranty
- Uses 2 AAA batteries quite quickly
- Lanyard position is not the best
- Scales sometimes off
- No way to download to a computer
If, for some reason, these aren’t right for you, or you just want to see your options, head on over to my other post at Fish Lip Grippers (The Best 5 Available)
I couldn’t be happier with these lip grips. Didn’t lose a fish all day (not because of the lip grips anyway) and have a record of some of the bigger fish we caught. Would have been nice to download these straight to the computer with a cord or Bluetooth, but for the price, I’m not surprised this isn’t an option.
I would recommend these to anyone that is looking for a middle-of-the-range pair of grips that are good quality but won’t break the bank.
Lip grips are great to keep your hands away from the spikes, but what about the teeth? For that, you will need a pair of Fish Hook Removers. Luckily, I have already done the research for you and found a great selection at a reasonable price. To check out my list, follow this link to Best Fish Hook Removal Tool
So there you have it, another great product from Piscifun. I have always been impressed with their products and wasn’t let down this time either. If you have any questions or any comments please don’t hesitate to leave them in the comment section below. As always
Tony, Creator of Get Reel Fishin