Fishing Supplies

Hauling in a fish with a landing net sounds like child’s play, doesn’t it? Not quite. You’d be surprised to know how often things go wrong in those heated moments of excitement. When your biggest catch makes it into view after a wreslting match, your natural instinct tells you to yank it out of the […]

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The Tasmanian Cray Fishing season is approaching fast! How do I identify a male from a female? Where can I use Cray Rings & Pots in local waters? How do I correctly measure and mark a Southern Rock Lobster? Does my cray gear comply to regulations? Read on for more info… To clear up some uncertainty about […]

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Rope has always been a passion here for us at Franklin Marine and we have long been working hard to satisfy our customer’s demand for a wide variety. Rope has proven to be very popular with our customers. In response, we have greatly expanded our rage to meet your needs. We sell Australian-made Double Braid […]

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Having the right rope or lines aboard is an essential part of boating. For all the fancy gear you can have aboard a boat, without a simple rope to tie something down you can be in real trouble. Lines are used for docking, lashing down gear, anchoring, hauling cray pots, pulling up and controlling sails, […]

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Some of the weapons in a boatswains arsenal: Various Swedish fids for different size rope splicing A sailor’s palm for pushing large needles through multiple layers of heavy (usually wet) sailcloth An awl for all occasions, which speeds up the process A sharp French Opinel knife, this one with olive wood handle All available from […]

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Three shackles that look similar – with very different prices! The high priced one ($238.40) has a break load of 19,000Kg!! That one is suitable for anchoring 30 tonne + vessels.      

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