My old faithful wooden handled pond net has finally given up the ghost, i get a lot of debris in my pond - leaves twigs etc (its in a woodland area) so need something pretty sturdy which also lets plenty of water drain out. Im not having any luck finding anything which would do the job online so am looking to forum members to direct me - dont mind what its made of but must be heavy duty with long handle/telescopic
Have you considered making something? I would guess the reason you can't find anything like "old faithful" is because the idea seems to be, once your net is full you throw it away and use another one.
If you do want to go down the route of making your own, thinking out loud how about a monopod?
This is the first one I found, I am not suggesting you buy this one.
They are strong, very durable and should last for years. Its just that I am thinking if its plastic, it will either bend or snap.
You would then need to add a net, perhaps supported on a tennis racquet? and then cable tied to the monopod?
I have a leaf problem every year, to solve it, I put down a net on a frame over my water feature, it stops loads of leaves from getting in, but I still have to pick up the ones from the surrounding area.
Is a pond net possible for you? it does save a lot of trouble.
Good quality costs. Bear this in mind before you start.
Sorry if my reply is NOT want you want to hear, but what I have said is true.