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Neil Schultz shows the preferred way to support a fish for photography using
a GOB-LOC. Supporting the fish as shown reduces stress and also displays it
to best advantage. Like all good fishing writers, Neil photographs live fish.
What distinguishes Predatek's GOB-LOC 1226 and 2860 from other fish grippers?
Ease of use
- Comfortable one-handed operation.
- It locks shut and locks open!. You don't have to hold
the jaws open with muscle tension while aiming for a shot at the
fish's jaw. A great feature for young anglers or those with arthritis.
- Cock the spring loaded jaws and release them with a convenient press button.
- Weigh and measure the fish without having to remove the GOB-LOC.
- The spring weighing scale acts like a shock absorber when fish are bucking
as you hold them. But you can disable and lock the weighing scale if you
- PVC pouch with belt loop and velcro retaining band.
- Lanyard with cord lock for security.
- Non-slip PVC rubber grip.
- Knurled locking screw for weighing scale.
- Engraved scale calibration marks - in kgs and lbs.
- Retractable stainless steel tape measure - metric and imperial.
- Cocking mechanism with press button trigger release.
- Claw assembly can swivel when weight of fish exceeds 9kg on 2860 model
and 4kg on 1226 model.
- Weight of fish pulls down on jaws, locking them tighter.
Features of the GOB-LOC
Mk1 economy model.
FEATURE: GOB-LOC is supplied with a PVC pouch that has
a belt loop and velcro retaining band. The belt loop is particularly handy
for trekking anglers.
Fishing writer Matt Nidd hoists and weighs a Clarence River school mulloway on the GOB-LOC 2860. (Photo
by Carol Rangi)
An Australian bass, immobilised by a GOB-LOC, lies quietly on wet carpet while
being photographed. The lure is a custom coloured 65mm Boomerang Deep Diver
nicknamed 'Dubai Tiger'.
Click to enlarge (Neil Schultz photo).