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2020 2015

Many large game and sports anglers often back down on a fish at the end of the fight.  This means that the motor is gunned and reversed back towards the fish to bring it within gaffing or tagging range.

As the boat backs down onto the fish, the propellers send a tremendous pulse of water energy back from the boat towards the fish.  With the sophisticated sensory receptors along the later

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2020 2015

Gaffs are large oversized, barbless hooks designed to assist in the landing and boating of large fish.  They are available in a range of sizes to suit the needs of most anglers:-

  1. SHORT, SINGLED HANDED MODELS

    These are the smallest and simplest gaffs for the angler to use.  The consist of a small gaff hook and a short handle for single handed operation, where the angler simply gaffs and
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2020 2015

As with most netting and landing techniques, there are a variety of applications for the gaff.  These are as follows:-

  1. SPLISH, SPLASH, PUNCTURE THE HULL

    This is the more common, expressive and most entertaining style of attempting to gaff large pelagics from a boat.  The technique is one of continuous splashing and swinging of the gaff, in a blind attempt to catch the fish.  In ma
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2020 2015

Tagging and releasing fish requires a similar approach as that for safe gaffing. 

By taking the same softly, softly approach to tag and release, the fish can be more easily lead to the right position at the side of the boat.  In this way the tag can be set, without panicking the fish and forcing it to use all of its energy reserves. 

In this way, the chances of the fish surviving ar

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2020 2015

There are a few, very simple reasons to anchor the flying gaff rope in the amidships region of the boat, rather than on a stern cleat.  These reasons are as follows:-

  1. It allows the angler and crew to visually check whether the fish is ready for the gaff or not.  From the stern, especially if the motor is running, it is difficult to observe the true nature of the fish.  From the sid
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2020 2015

There are many species available around the Australian coastline, which are referred to as snapper.  The Pink Snapper from the southern half of the continent is the most popular and well known.  The Fingermark Bream is often referred to as Golden Snapper and is equally well known and is especially held in high regard by anglers from the northern half of the country.  In addition,

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022 2015

We are so excited to announce the launch of our new website. Our first website was created years ago and although it has served us well, it did have some restrictions which meant we found in hard to keep the content fresh and up to date. 

With the help of David Lurie and his team at Best Practice Marketing who are experts in mobile friendly web design and programming by the way... we are

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