Berkley's Big Game Lip Grip is the safe, secure and humane way to handle fish. Protect yourself and your catch when landing and handling big fish in both saltwater and freshwater applications. Spring loaded pincers grip the fish's jaw firmly so you can lift and control your catch with confidence. Features corrosion-resistant stainless steel body with positive locking jaw action and cushioned handle with wrist lanyard. The 28" size provides extra reach for boats with deep gunnels. The Digital Lip Grip Scale weighs fish up to 30lbs. in pounds & ounces or kilograms.
You get what you pay for with this gripper - it is way cheaper than the top quality ones on the market, and it does the job - it grips the fish's mouth. It's neat that it has a measuring tape on it as well. However, within 3 days of kayak fishing with it and freshwater rinses after every use, it began to rust and stick. It still works, but it takes some strength to open and the tape measure is just about rusted stuck.
January 15, 2016
I bought this product several years ago as an impulse buy when a store was going out of business. I've been relatively pleased with it thus far as a fish gripper. It will hold heavy fish securely and easily. The ruler ended up corroding to the point it became unusable, but that was partially my fault for not pulling it out and oiling it between trips. I ended up cutting off the broken tape measure with a hack saw and using a dremel to smooth it out so it now fits in a "boga grip" tool holder I bought for my boat.
Pros- Secure fish gripping
Cons- Ruler will rust out if not cared for
Nice for a Scale
December 2, 2015
Bought this for the scale mostly and works good. Had no issues after two years of use. Comfortable to grip and easy to use.
ConsSometimes the jaws slip off the fish at times.
new york, NY
June 5, 2015
great combo with scale and measurer scale is not so accurate as I expected, but very convenient. also, light weight to carry
Simple ideas are often brilliant...
January 28, 2015
A very practical product that saves you the complication of keeping the grip in a hand and measure the length of the fish with the other hand ... impossible because you need three hands. With this grip measuring operation takes much less and chances for the fish to survive, for catch and release fishing, are much higher.
Berkley Digital Big Lip Grip Scale
January 7, 2014
Purchased the Digital grip scale primarily to weigh fish during club tournaments for culling purposes. Now I use it more to boat white bass and some largemouth with a mouth full of crank bait hooks. Quicker than a net at times. Scales are super accurate. Just remember to Zero them out before weighing the next fish. Still works great after 3 years of consistent use.
ProsGood grip strength. More compact than having a net laying on the deck all the time.