Of course one essential piece of equipment has to be a Net to enable you to catch your Koi, quickly and safely without causing too much stress and damage to the fish itself..
Generally, but of course it does depend on the size of your own pond, the largest net head you can manage with is always going to be the best bet.. but it should be stressed here that the larger the net head is then the harder it is to move the net through the water - as the larger the net head the larger is the water drag on the net....
A note on the handle or pole - it's very important that when you do choose a net that you pay attention to the handle.. this has to be strong enough to not only drag the net head through the water, which in its own right, puts tremendous strain on the handle, but it has to be strong enough to hold the Koi safely once you have actually netted it...
The handle can be either wood or aluminium, which it really doesn't matter, it's what you prefer..
At ERK our range covers various options and we are continually looking to add to our range of nets providing they meet with our own criteria..some have that popular click fitting to enable the net head to be detached, replaced, or to enable the pole to be used to hold another implements such as a brush, a hoover head etc - others have only one purpose - to catch Koi and other pond fish safely and efficiently ..