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The best fishing gear to keep on board

12 February 2019By Sam Fortescue

Big game or small fry? Whether you're a keen fisherman with the sportfish superyacht to match or an amateur angler who occasionally likes to catch his dinner, no yacht toy box is complete without some fishing gear. Make sure you reel them in hook, line and sinker with our edit of the best...

Release Marine Fighting Chair

For really serious game fishing, you need a really serious fighting chair. With four rod cups, adjustable backrest and footrest, this chair (pictured top) is designed to be the centre of attention.

£24,550, releasemarine.com

Hook-Eye sportfishing action cam

Capture all the action at the end of your line with this ingenious, hydrodynamic action camera. It shoots 1080p video, has a built-in light and works to a depth of 180 metres. Exchangeable mounts make it handy as a diver camera too.

€399, hook-eye.us

Abu Garcia Fantasista

This beast is made of four-axis carbon fibre, with titanium guides and zirconium inserts for ultimate performance. Perfect for spinning from the boat. Order from the US only.

$300, abugarcia.com

Penn International 130 VIS

Machined from aero-grade aluminium, this reel is a thing of beauty. And with capacity for up to 4,500 metres of 45kg line, there’s no excuse for letting that sailfish off the hook.

£1,400, pennfishing.com

Crowder Bluewater IGFA 180T

Built to order in the US using top-quality components, these rods are the ultimate in blue-water trolling kit – and their AFTCO curved butts mean easy storage.

$930, crowderrods.com

Century Excalibur Braid

The top stick for boat casting from cutting-edge British rod-maker Century, it features multi-axis carbon with anti-twist technology.

From £285, centurysea.co.uk

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