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How to:

Read the weight of the fish where the edge of plastic handle reveals the engraved markings. Weight is shown in kilograms and pounds.

Using the GOB-LOC Mk1.

To capture the fish

  1. Place the lanyard loop over your wrist.
  2. Grasp the GOB-LOC firmly in your preferred hand.
  3. Hold the claw assembly open by pulling back on the grasp flange with your thumb.
  4. Enclose the lower jaw of the fish with the GOB-LOC claws - one claw in the fish's mouth, the other under its chin. Aim to have the GOB-LOC claws close on the membranous tissue behind the maxilla (jaw bone).
  5. Release the grasp by lifting your thumb off the flange. The GOB-LOC claws wil snap shut and lock around the fish's jaw. Be prepared for a possible reaction from the fish and keep a firm grip on the handle.
    NOTE: Fish that have been played out usually don't struggle very much.
  6. Remove the hook(s) using long-nosed pliers or a hook out device.

To weigh the fish

  1. Hold the fish vertically in front of you, using two hands, and read the weight in kgs or lbs from the corresponding scale.
  2. Work as quickly as possible to minimise stress to the fish.
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How to:

Cock the GOB-LOC Mk1 in readiness for capturing a fish.


The GOB-LOC Mk1 is operated in much the same way as the GOB-LOC 1226 and 2860 models. The main difference is that it does not have a trigger mechanism to actuate the jaws.

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