Gaff - What Length

Thinking about getting a gaff for when the water warms up a little and the mackie’s arrive. Looked at one today measuring 1.6m and it seemed a little longer than I was thinking I would need.

What length pole do you like using from your boat?

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Tue, 2018-11-13 21:41

Wouldn't worry too much on length

being in the boat ! More so on shot

placement being a mouth or jaw

shot mate .. easier too control fish

aswell ..  

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 How big's your boat Selthy

Tue, 2018-11-13 22:00

 How big's your boat Selthy and how high out of the water? Mine's about 1.6 and I'm in a 540 Coastrunner, it's pretty well perfect.


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Thanks gents. 20ft boat.

Tue, 2018-11-13 22:06

Thanks gents. 20ft boat. Guessing 1.6m may be ok then.  

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best Gaff

Wed, 2018-11-14 09:33

is 182 cm, comes in blue and yellow, but can cause SERIOUS damage to jaws ..... 


Wise man says - first take the plank out of your own eye before trying to take the speck out of somebody else's.

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Wed, 2018-11-14 12:17

 Good one mate

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Love it. Need more than 1mil

Wed, 2018-11-14 14:43

Love it. Need more than 1mil a year for 7 years to purchase it though. Was hoping for something a bit cheaper.