A new and flexible drum based system with easy snap on and snap off technology.
Mustad was the first company to industrialize fish hook production in 1877.
A new and innovative system which can combine different gear types depending on seasons and fishing grounds. SelectFish™ can be adapted to help any longline fishery in the world becoming more efficient.
Mustad Longline has developed a state of the art AutoLine™ system designed to fill the needs of vessels from 36 to 65 feet, the new compact SelectFish™ system. Only 2-3 persons are needed to be able to operate the full SelectFish™ system. The lines are stored directly on the drums which make it space efficient and eliminates the problems with tangling of lines and snoods.
The SelectFish™ system can automatically operate monofilament lines down to ø2,5mm or polyester lines up to ø5,5mm. This makes the SelectFish™ system very flexible and selective gear can easily be applied according to season and other conditions. The snooded hooks are automatically attached to and detached from the mainline by a plastic ball and clip. The snooded hooks with clips are stored on separate magazines for easy handling and storage while the mainline is spooled onto space saving drums.
The system is presently in use in Norway only, but we have plans to expand into international markets from 2012. Do not hesitate to contact us for enquiries regarding the product or market opportunities.