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The Review: Reuben Heaton Classic Carp Weighing Scales

This week’s tackle review is the Classic Reuben Heaton Weighing Scales.

We find out the top features these scales have, that make them the best scales on the market.

The Reuben Heaton scales are the most famous and iconic scales in carp fishing. These scales have a classic traditional design, which have been famed for being the most accurate and reliable scales in carp fishing.

What makes them the best in the world

These scales are at the high end of the scales market and the quality really does show. Built to last, these scales are tough and robust.

Reuben Heaton have been building these scales in England since 1988 and the product has never been updated or changed because of the quality of the design and functionality of the scales.

The scales are in 2oz increments, which makes it very easy to accurately read the weight of the fish you’ve caught.

Top features

The scales include a tough stainless steel hook ideal to easily connect a weigh crook, weight bar or tripod.

These weighing scales are the most trusted scales in the carp world and are used by a lot of the world’s top anglers.

If you’re targeting specimen fish these scales are essential as they weigh fish up to 60lb.

I’ve used other “cheaper” scales in the past which have done the job but end up breaking so if you want quality I would go for the Reuben Heaton scales.

The Reuben Heaton scales work extremely well in conjunction with the trakker retention weighing sling.

Where can I find them?

You can find the Reuben Heaton Classic Standard scales in most tackle shops but I have found you can find them a little cheaper on amazon or ebay.


Thanks for reading our review of the Classic Reuben Heaton Scales, hope you have learnt that these feature filled scales have a few reasons why they are the best in the world.

If you have any questions about these scales don’t be afraid to ask them in the comments below and I will do my best to answer them as informative and as honest as I can.

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