CodCoil is a new and effective approach to longline pot fishing. The collapsable trap quickly turns any boat into a pot boat, and frees up deck space on boats already fishing large rigid pots.
Designed by fishermen for fishermen, our goal is to offer an easy conversion on any size boat to a highly productive, cost-efficient, safe and whaleproof gear type for operations of all sizes.
CodCoil vs. Longline
Can clip directly to existing long line ground line- easy conversion from long line to CodCoil
Feed your family not whales!
Higher profit due to reduced bait cost
Less effort for crew
More sustainable for the fishery-minimize loss to whales
Easy for as few as two people to run, stack and reset
If you can longline now you can pot fish with CodCoil
CodCoil vs. Rigid Pots
Light collapsable design lets you fish at least 3x more pots
Opens pot fishing to boats as small as 25ft
Allows easy substitution for any type of snap on or C -link gear
Pots stack efficiently on virtually any size boat
At less than 10lbs these pots can be easily handled by a single deck hand
Safer for crew
Pots partially collapse while being hauled, greatly reducing drag and increasing the number of pots that can be fished on a string
Less expensive than rigid pots
Unlike large braided PE mesh, knotless web does not damage fish, good for fresh/live markets
Save money on hauler--can easily run gear with a standard Dungeness crab block and 3/8” or 5/16” line
Easy to stack hundreds of pots when going back to port for delivery
Cool video from the crew of the Odin
CodCoil pots meet state and federal regulations. One original CodCoil with 500 liters internal volume weighs under 10 pounds fully rigged. Cod Coil wraps a custom-produced knotless UV-resistant polyethylene web around a premium quality hot dip galvanized steel coil frame to create a collapsible highly-effective fish trap. After extensive testing of various mesh types and sizes the Cod Coil 500L is available in 1 inch half mesh knotless web. The entrance funnel is made from a very light nylon material that is more effective than the heavy entrance material on other traps. Additional material for both is available upon request.
The current model CodCoil 500 is made of a hot dip galvanized steel frame in 6mm and is 27 inches in hoop diameter and 50 inches long. The internal volume is about 500 liters. This trap seems to fit 200-250 pounds of black cod in the round when fully stuffed in good fishing off SE Alaska. Off California we think good fishing is 60 pounds a trap average.
We also have traps in the same dimensions with significantly thicker frame material and thicker web available.
We are also producing a larger, heavier version in 8mm frame material with heavier web. This trap is about twice the weight as the 500L version in 6mm wire but is 32 inches diameter and 60 inches long.
Please contact us for availability as there is currently a wait for the upgraded models.
Custom sizes, mesh specifications and entrance sizes are available upon request but require a few months lead time.
Big Boat. Small Boat. Catch More Fish
The first boat to use this gear was a 25'
pilothouse with outboards.
Now many boats over 70' use this gear
We have models and sizes for all vessel classes. Email or call for more info.