We know that fishermen want to catch fish, not birds – using mitigation that’s simple, saves money and works. That’s why we invented Hookpod. The pelagic longline bycatch solution designed with and for fishermen.
“I really liked the equipment and I intend to continue using it. In my opinion, the hook pod is a mitigation measure more efficient than bird scaring lines, line weighting and night setting. It’s a pleasure to help to develop this technology…”
Celso de Richa Oliviera Brazilian Captain
Designed and tested to work with a range of hook sizes and monofilament diameters.
Easy to Use
Simple action to load, close and reset. Long-term attachment to branchline means no additional setting or hauling time.
No waste and no need for additional lead weighting.
Saves Time and Money
Available with LED, removing the need for disposable lightsticks which saves you time and money.
Operationally effective to 1000m depth.
Long Lasting and Reliable
Durable polycarbonate design lasts up to 3 years.
Protects against injury from hooks from fly-backs.
Virtually eliminates bycatch; recommended by ACAP as best practice for the pelagic longline industry.
We designed the Hookpod with fishermen and for fishermen, to be easy to use and minimise any operational impact. There are four simple steps to setting and using Hookpods, simply click on the diagrams to see how it works.
See How Hookpod Works
The pod requires opening before first use to equalise the pressure in the air chamber
Locking collar - rotated to align groove with identation on the front
Pass the branch line through the locking collar and the lug
Rotate the locking collar to secure the line
Clip the baited hook into the Hookpod
The baited hook is disarmed and ready to set. Ensure the loaded pod is thrown clear of the propeller wash. The pressure release mechanism will open the pod once it reaches a depth of 10 - 15m.
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