Sticking With It

Gaff stowage is a common problem, and if you try to solve it incorrectly (right), you'll soon be facing another problem: an injured crewmember, which can ruin a day of fishing. Instead of stowing gaffs at low levels, where the hook can be missed by the eye, stow them vertically along your battlewagon's pipework with the hook at the top. Make sure the hook isn't near any handholds and secure it with a Velcro strap.