The best fishing gear to keep on board
by 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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