The Best Headlight For Beach Fishing ?

With the new LED headlights getting ever cheaper and more powerful, the older type headlights with the bigger bulkier batteries are now becomeing redundant , or are they ??? Please give your opinion on the best headlights for beach fishing in the poll and by leaving comments to this article in the comments box below.

What Is The Best Headlight For Beach Fishing ??

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36 Responses to The Best Headlight For Beach Fishing ?

  1. Bassman November 11, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    I have been using the Fox Halo for the last 2 years, in my opinion its one of the best and brightest battery head lights around

  2. harrythecod November 11, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Allthough i have a lenser H7 that is vary good,the olham miners lamp is very very reliable and long lasting ,but a bit bulky out of the two i would have to say for reliability and lengh of time between charges ,the oldham

  3. mick webster November 11, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    just bought h7r from basseyken, brilliant for money, have a samalite, bulbs are rip off prices, you can only get them from samalite. charger broken twice, you cant’ get the battery wet.the connection into the battery pack broke off. you have to treat these lights like crystal glass so what good for a hostile environment like sea fishing?

  4. Glenn Kilpatrick November 11, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Ive had a Princeton for 2 years now, also a very good headlight. The main advantage of these types of headlights over the Tigas is there is no big battery pack to strap to your waste and no wires or anything to get in your way.

    I would be interested in looking at a fox as a new headlight for my son. Can anyone supply a link to a site where I can look at them please ??

  5. frank ,leeds November 11, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    i used to use oldham miners lamps but battery pack is heavy,i now go for petzl types that run on aa rechargable batterys ,go for 2600ma which last for ages and i carry a spare set in a paracetamol bottle [takes three batterys perfectly]and is waterproof.

  6. Bassman November 11, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Hi Glenn carnt find a link for the halo head light, got mine from North Bay Angling Brid at around £27.00 they take 3 AA batterys and last for ages

  7. matty (silver Fox) November 11, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    I have voted H7 – its very bright, light and I have the rechargeable one. I’m very pleased with it. I have heard that the Fenix lights are also very good

  8. Jellyworm November 11, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Ive had the original for nearly three years and it is still going strong…..great battery life,very hardy…..and the various settings are really useful. I use mine with 2800mah re-chargeables and get around three average night sessions per charge.
    Because I had enjoyed the priginal Princeton for this winter I have upgraded to the 130 lumen model.
    I also Have an H7 by Lensor and so can give a comparitive opinion….the H7 is a good light but the beam and the flood are poor compared to the Princeton…and as the new 130 lumen Princeton is available for £50 from a U.S. supplier it really is a good value powerful light that will light up the waterat the base of Bempton cliffs 300+ft up…but enables the rod tip to be watched on the low flood setting which has around 150 hours of battery life if used on the lower settings.
    As you can tell I am very very happy with the Princeton….having in the past used Petzl and Speleo anglers lamps the new age led are streets ahaed of the old lamps….and once you use a powerful led lamp you ll never even consider a bulb lamp such as a Tiga ever again !

  9. richie7 November 12, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    I got a H7 LED Lenser this year to replace my Speleo anglers light after starting to find the thick cable to battery becoming a pain. Unfortunately I don’t feel the LED Lenser is powerful enough for me or maybe it’s just the fact the LED don’t seem to penetrate mist & spray as well. Lovely and lightweight for baiting up and watching the tip etc, but not for spoting fish as they come through the surf.

    Glenn Fox Halo here – https://www.tackleuk.co.uk/halo-ht52-headlight-p-3952.html

  10. alain storey November 12, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    i have a samilite and a H7R both very good never had a problem but i think for the money the H7R takes some beating the thing with the samilite is you have to keep it on charge 24/7 even when not using it as the battery can f/up i will still use my samilite and use the H7R as back up or for bass fishing with it having a dimmer tight lines Alain

  11. Gord November 14, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    petzl zoom reliable, bright and can be picked up for less than a tenner on ebay

  12. pontelad November 24, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    as far as value for money goes, deben led-ray tactical gunlight, either GL2 130 lumens 90m beam or GL4 180 lumens 120m beem, used in conjunction with Nite-ize headband, works well for me but not a true headlight.

  13. Ian.H December 2, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Energizer 3LED head torch Light in weight light in brightness and cheap in price. There are 6LED head torches on sale now so don’t know how good they are, would of thought they where better but not tried them.

  14. derm December 27, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Santa brought me a Fenix HP10, looks the dingly danglers.

  15. dave June 11, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    I work in a mine and we use Oldham DL16 lamps, so as you can guess i use one for fishing to.

  16. Boris September 3, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Seen most head lamps used over the years but nothing beats the tiga.

  17. SheffSean September 17, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Just got my Led lenser, what a peice of kit, I switched it on by accident while it was facing me, I can still see the dazzling light, looking forward to my hols next week so I can try it out on the beach, WOOHOO.

  18. Bigbadcol September 28, 2010 at 7:30 am

    I have to support the Princeton Tec 130 Lumins for its smell light style its like having a car head light on your head it so bright and lasts the whole of a winter night when fishing. We went camping and used it on the main flood light as a main light in our 9 man tent.

    Col

  19. stonefish October 5, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    silva alpha it beats all others in every way
    whight brightness battery life accssorrys type of light is in supassable

  20. Yozzer October 15, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    I`ve had a Tiga SL for a few years….bit expensive for what it is made of, but you tend to get what you pay for.The size/weight of the battery is not an issue for me,as once you`ve got it strapped on you forget about it and it does`nt hinder me in any way. A lot depends on what you`re using it for…i do a lot of pumping in winter and rock fishing and find the superb brightness makes life so much easier/safer….i also carry a spare battery for the long winter sessions.A few of the lads have Spelio Nightraiders which have a better battery life but apart from that i don`t think there`s much difference.

  21. RAY PRICE November 4, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    BLACK DIAMOND L.E.D. After 15 years fishing with a great number of head lamps, the miners lamp, petzl, h7, samalite, spelio, I’ve had most of them, and without any doubt the BLACK DIAMOND is second to non, not the cheapest but not the most expensive either £65.00 complete with batterys and charger, fished 3 nights off the trot with the BLACK DIAMOND on the same charge, So very light to wear it dont move around on your head, 6 different settings of brighness 3 on the 2 sidelights and 3 settings on the main light, If you need anything brighter than this to see what your doing in the dark try a visit to SPECSAVERS. Take it from me this is the dogs whatsits had it now for 3 yrs so has stood the test, Buy one and you wont be dissapointed, I got mine from SPORTS AND LEISURE.. in BLYTH, NORTHUMBERLAND… Ray Price

  22. flearider January 10, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    the best i’ve seen and brightest is the magi shine ..used for mountian biking .. on high (600 lumens)last 4hrs on med (400 lumens) lasts 6 hrs ..
    i carry a spare battery pack with me just in case..
    and at 75 quid :)
    btw Samalite have started using the same light unit but charge 265 quid for it …

  23. MILLSY January 18, 2011 at 12:15 am

    Fenix HP 10 Light and bright

  24. ozzzy189 January 30, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    I bought a cree 300 lumens off ebay for 14.50 delivered. 2 rechargeable batteries and charger. great but not as good as a tiga for bait digging, but miles better for fishing.

  25. Rodski November 10, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    I use the magishine 1200lumens off ebay freepost from hong kong £30.00,don,t know why people cant see anglers been getting ripped off for years , these lights are truly amazing,4 times brighter and ten times cheaper than any uk lights.

  26. arranmac December 25, 2011 at 11:47 am

    i use a samalight i find halogen light spreads better than led tho i do have some cree rechargeable leds they are good value and light on the old head

  27. Rich G January 24, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    got a princeton tec 200 lumens for christmas well pleased was using fox halo which is not bad but 4 led,s on the princeton is enough to fish with and bait up mainbeam is awesome

  28. NoobReaper March 23, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    I use a cheap one from Poundland….bright enough for pier fishing and cheap enough not to be worried about it being broken or lost. lasted longer than the one i got for £15 too.

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  30. Slambo September 20, 2012 at 7:41 am

    Speleo nova ultra is buy far the best headlamp I’ve seen or used!!!!

  31. wayne sage February 17, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Hope vision r4 is fantastic try the lightweight one brill-……

  32. Ian Forsyth March 6, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Supporting Rodski’s article – You need to be looking at the newer CREE LED emitting lights, powered by Ultrafire 18650 3000mAh Li /Po – (or similar) rechargeable batteries Two of these cells will give you the equivalent energy of 8 top quality AA batteries. i bought a headlight giving 1200 lumens for a 6 hour period which are as bright as those big buggers the Spaniards use for Squid fishing at night, AND the headlamp is Zoomable , switchable to half power ,strobe, and S.O.S. flashing . . Cost in my neck of the woods (NZ) 30 quid equivalent . Absolutely incomprable to anything else!!. PS found your Website by accident
    Used to fish Whitby 60+ years ago !! – was temporary crew on Easter Morn and Stakesby Rose during the Hols ..

  33. bigsi September 6, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Petzl ultra pure power,heard the saying u get wot u pay for ?,well u do !!.Amazing battery life,super bright white leds,lightweight, the daddy of all headlamps.

  34. ian October 11, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    xmas gone santa brought me TFGear Force-lite head torch. Had little use really. Became dodgy last week and tonight doesn’t work at all. Broken wire? fault switch? circuit board? Consigned to the bin. Back to my 30 year old bulb zoom petzl. May not be a white light but still works to see by, unlike TFGear.

  35. Codbiter February 23, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Petzle Duo, waterproof the reason I got it, and good battery life with the Halogen replaced with cree 1 Watt. Also use 2 old Petzle zoom’s put new updated cree 1watt bulbs ,these are now mint, very bright, and battery life fantastic.

  36. john finlayson August 21, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Cree headlights are fantastic .So is the price for 2000lumins thats all me and my fishing pals use .

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