Commercial fishing is a business. Fishers (like all businessmen) aim to maximise their profits in the shortest time possible. In doing this, outgoings (fuel, bait, food) and risks (gear damage and safety) are minimised allowing the potential profits to be maximised. When catch rates are low, time spent at sea increases and the profitability of the trip decreases.
Technological advancements in static gear fishing has predominantly focussed on the fishing vessel capabilities, with increased power, range, communications, sophisticated sonar and GPS tracking to name a few. To date, little has changed in the way the gear fishes on the seabed. Potting today is still largely as it was at the turn of the century.
A number of exciting and game-changing studies from scientists around the world have found that introducing light in pots and traps can significantly increase catch rates of target species.
The increased visibility of the cod’s active prey items (krill etc.) draws them into the traps.
Increase catches of pot and trap caught species. Designed to provide 500 – 800 hours of light and available in a range of colours, flashing or constant light (depending on the model – see Technical Specifications). Brighter illumination and longer battery life than any other similar products on the market!
The PotLIght is made of tough, injection moulded polycarbonate. It gives an astonishing depth rating of over 1200 meters which allows you to fish deeper and with more confidence.
At a fraction of the price of leading light competitors, Fishtek Marine’s new PotLight has now opened the way for affordable uptake. Simple battery replacement using readily available, rechargeable AA batteries.
EASY TO USE
Automatic immersion switch reliably turns the light on when entering the water and switching it off when out of the water. Easy attachment hole for fixing to the inside of the pot/trap using a conventional snap and split ring or a simple cable tie.
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- Battery life500 or 800+ hours (constant or flashing)
- Dimensions105mm x 40mm x 22mm
- Weight (with batteries) 105 grams
- In-water weight 34 grams
- Depth rating 1200 m
- Battery type 2 x replaceable AA alkaline
- Immersion switch Automatic immersion switch
- Attachment hole diameter 5.5 mm
- PotLight housing Tough, injection moulded polycarbonate
Fishing Light Maintenance Kit
Maintain your Fishtek fishing lights by replacing the O-rings every three years or when needed. O-rings, silicon grease and a cap removal screwdriver included.