Looking for the best headtorch for fishing? Being able to see clearly in the dark is an essential part of night angling, here are some of the best head torches on the market.
Carp anglers generally follow the rule that the biggest fish are caught under the guise of the moonlight, and therefore night fishing is essential to the carp angler’s pursuit of personal bests. However, the darkness can make this quite a struggle for adjusting rods and reels, tying rigs in your bivvy or even getting that perfect picture with your memorable catch. Finding the right headtorch for fishing will solve this problem, but it can be quite a minefield to find the best one for you, especially as some are powered by different batteries and feature different tools. In this article we’re going to explore the best head torches on the market today and where you can buy them!
RidgeMonkey VRH150 USB Rechargeable Headtorch for fishing
Let’s start off our list with a headtorch from a renowned fishing tackle supplier. RidgeMonkey has a fantastic track record with producing fishing technology that either makes your time on the bank more effective or simply more comfortable. The VRH150 headtorch for fishing is rechargeable on the bank from a power bank, or at home through a plug socket. It features a triple-powered LED output with up to 160 lumens and five beams to suit different lighting scenarios, triple colours with white, green or red light available, a quad-LED display to illustrate battery life and a 90degree angle hinge.
A great aspect of the RidgeMonkey headtorch is the IP64 dust and water resistance, so you’ll never have to worry about putting it through the elements. All in all, the VRH150 is a great all-round headtorch that won’t let you down and can be charged on the bank. This is as good as any headtorch on the market.
Price: from £44.99
This LED headtorch is great value for money and super bright, making it perfect for night fishing. The rechargeable battery will last for hours and it offers 5 adjustable light modes which are white glare, white low light, white strobe, red beam, and red strobe. The headtorch is waterproof, lightweight and very durable.
1000L Super Bright LED headtorch for fishing
A great value USB rechargeable headtorch that is lightweight and adjustable. Weighing just 68g, this headtorch is perfect for the angler who likes to travel light. The elastic headband is easily adjustable making it perfect for fishing. The headtorch is waterproof and has 5 lighting modes, 3 white light modes (full brightness, half brightness, flashing) and 2 red light modes (full brightness, flashing). For such a small headtorch, it is incredibly bright, light your way up to 150m with this 150 lumens bright LED headtorch. The light beam can be rotated at 45 degrees up and down.
Lightweight Rechargeable Headtorch
At £6.99, this is an absolute steal, and while it may not be as feature-rich or powerful as other options, it’s a great backup for those times when your main headtorch runs out of battery halfway through a session. It’s powered by 3 AAA batteries, which again is handy to have lying around your tackle bag for emergencies. The headtorch weighs just 80g and it has been reviewed over 900 times on Amazon and holds a brilliant 4 and a half star rating.
HeroBeam Fishing Headtorch
HeroBeam has designed this headtorch specifically for the angler with a fantastic camo headband design and a matching green torch encasing at the front. There is also a red light option for those that don’t want to spook any fish at night and an easy off switch to save toggling through modes when you want darkness to resume. Incredibly, this headtorch has a buttonless power feature that allows you to turn the headtorch off or on by just waving a hand in front of the headtorch. It has an amazing battery life of 30 hours and charges in full in just 4 hours. The HeroBeam also has a 3-year warranty, which is very impressive considering the price is just £25, and comes with a 30-day satisfaction money-back guarantee.
PETZL Tactikka Headlamp
This list of best headtorches for fishing wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the headtorch powerhouse that is Petzl. Petzl has produced quality items like this one since the mid 1970’s, and the technology improves year on year. The Tactikka model has a 300-lumen torch, a red light function and a number of working modes. The light will work for 240 hours with 3 AAA batteries, but you can also purchase Petzl’s core rechargeable battery to use instead if you wish to. The headtorch weighs just 86g and can illuminate up to 60m on full power. Petzl has a great reputation for producing quality equipment that will last years, so you won’t be disappointed with this option.
Headtorches are essential for modern-day night fishing, and while bivvy lights will be just fine for finding zips or making a cup of tea, rig making, or rod adjustments are impossible without a reliable headtorch. Furthermore, you’ll be far more accurate with rig placement and night-time baiting with a strong headtorch, ultimately making your angling far more effective with these tools in your locker. There are options ranging from £6.99 to over £30, so there is certainly a headtorch for fishing to suit every budget and every angler. If you’ve been fishing without a headtorch, treat yourself to a model lower in the price scale and just see how much difference it makes.