Salt Flake Ice
After appropriate testing, Shore Catch is happy to advise retail availability of salt flake ice from our Showroom in Wangara. Salted ice has been used in the commercial fishing industry for years because of its properties.
- It lasts longer. Salted ice definitely lasts longer than regular ice made solely of fresh water and frozen at 0 degrees in cube form. There is good science around this point.
- Being in flake form, the salted ice packs closely around the fish, bait or other frozen/cold storage products and then “sets” to provide a low temperature “seal”.
- The product chill rate is higher, due to the larger surface area of the flake ice and the colder temperature produced by it, thus it improves preservation.
- As it slowly melts, a 5% salt brine is produced to further preserve biological material in the short to medium term.
The product is manufactured in Perth WA by The Salty Fisherman. The Salty Fisherman’s ice is a defined mixture of salt brine and filtered water, frozen between -5 and -6 degrees and shaved into small flakes (see photo).
The ice cost is $6 per 5kg bag or 3 for $15. Given that you use less as it lasts longer, and it preserves your products much better than the servo ice, it is a small price to pay for a high quality product – think of the value of the goods it is preserving. The product is certainly complimentary to our specialist bait and burley products and we are proud to be Perth’s first retail stockist of a product that has plenty of benefits to the recreational fisher.
Fish Based Burley; Packaged Bait to Order; Specialist Fishing Products and Services; Showroom Unit - 65 Buckingham Drive, Wangara. 9409 5500.