I agree, that looks like a lovely spot Gary. I'd go along the route of an extendable landing net handle with a sponge to wet hands. If you search for lure fishing net handles particularly street fishing ones you'll find lots that are very light weight and telescopic. They use them on the...
I can't grumble about my experience with Muckboots at all. It just goes to show that QC is a problem across most brands. The Aigles really annoyed me though as everyone seemed to sing their praises and I was only replacing the Muckboots because they were starting to look tired.
Overrated :- Aigle wellies, paid £100 for a pair of Parcours Vario and they leaked within two months!!
Underrated :- Muckboot wellies...went back to wearing my old pair of these, ten years old and counting.