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Our huge range of polarised fishing sunglasses start at just £14.95 and include free UK delivery on orders £15 and over in value. Probably the widest range of fishing sunglass options available in the UK, all models feature glare-blocking polarised lenses. For bifocul polarised sunglasses look for ‘Magnifier’ in the product description. For polarised ‘over glasses’ (to fit over spectacles) see our Over Glasses section and for polarised ‘clips-ons’ see our Accessories section. At the bottom of this page is a full length article on why you need polarised lenses for fishing.

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Why you need polarised lenses for fishing

Polarised lenses are different to standard sunglass lenses; they have a special film either sandwiched between two other layers of the lens or applied to the front of a lens. What this special film does is eliminate glare that reflects off a surface like water.

Light waves from the sun travel in all directions but when sunlight strikes a surface like water it becomes concentrated – this polarised light, as it is called, causes glare. Non-polarized sunglasses only reduce the amount of light entering the eye; they don’t block glare. Polarised lenses block glare and allow only useful vertical light to enter so you can see much more clearly.

Glare makes it difficult and uncomfortable to see and can cause eye strain. It also distorts the true colour of objects and makes them harder to distinguish. With polarised sunglasses you get glare-free vision, clear contrasts, more natural colours and reduced eye fatigue. Because prolonged exposure to glare on the water causes eye strain it can in turn lead to headaches – another reason why fishing enthusiasts should wear polarised lenses.

Glare causes the mirror-effect on water. As a polarised lens will eliminate this glare you can see what’s under the water. Especially helpful to judge the depth of a stream when fly fishing.

The popular polarised lens colours for fishing are:

Grey – Good for bright / strong sun conditions.

Brown – Another good colour for bright sunny weather but adds contrast and helps sharpen the field of vision.

Amber & Copper – Also add contrast and ideal for overcast conditions.

Yellow & Yellow-Amber – Ideal for dull conditions and low / poor light.

Sunglasses For Sport feature a huge choice of polarised sunglasses with over 400 polarized models available, many specifically suited to fishing but numerous leisure styles too.