Gillhams turns to stone fishing weights

Gillhams turns to stone fishing weights

Gillhams Fishing Resorts are proud to announce that Pallatrax have kindly offered to sponsor our fishery in Krabi Thailand.

We first started discussing our concerns regarding lead weights with Pallatrax a few months ago, over the last 10 years at least three tons of leads have been lost in our lake. Our concerns regarding this are numerous, obviously on an environmental scale this amount of lead in any water is damaging.

If you leave a lead in any lake take a look in five, ten or more years time, no life form of any description will have formed on it. What damage does the lead content in our lakes have on our fish and aquatic life the water relies on to be healthy, what about us working in the lake. Surely this amount of exposure to the toxins lead will release into our lake are damaging to us and our customers as well as our fish!!

Take a look at the effect on lead in humans; no organ system is immune to the effects of lead. Health experts worldwide are concerned about the use of lead in various everyday items. Lead toxicity is causing irreversible health issues in humans; even pregnant mothers can pass lead poising through breast milk to their children. Imagine the damage lead is doing to fish, waterfowl and all aquatic life!

Governments in Europe are going to ban all lead fishing weights in the very near future, and quite rightly so. Lead poisoning occurs when you absorb too much lead by breathing or swallowing a substance with lead in it, such as paint, dust, water, or food. Lead can damage almost every organ system. In children, too much lead in the body can cause lasting problems with growth and development. Imagine the affect lead is having on our fish!

Gillhams is going lead free over the next few months; we have wanted to do this for many years. Now Pallatrax have made it possible with their excellent Stonze Fishing Weight System, we will only be supplying Stonze on all the rigs used at our fishery. Because some anglers have been brainwashed into thinking you only catch fish using a lead weight, we will be showing them that Stonze will actually catch more fish. Once people realize that they don’t need lead proved via catch rates, Gillhams will have a total lead ban within six months.

Fish are more intelligent than we think; they associate smells and objects with danger. Fish are equipped with chemoreceptors; these are responsible for extraordinary senses of taste and smell, every time fish are hooked their chemoreceptors will pick up the toxins in lead. Fish come across stones in various shapes and forms all the time because they occur naturally and are non-toxic, thus fish will never associate a stone with danger!

Put a stone in a lake and look at it in six months it will have life form on it, lose 10 ton plus of stones in a lake the effect on water quality will be zero.

Pallatrax have proved beyond doubt that using their Stonze System that catch rates will improve, this would be a good enough reason on its own for us to use Stonze at Gillhams. Add the health and environmental issues, plus the possibility that lead is affecting our fish’s growth rates, and we are sure everyone will see why we are using Pallatrax Stonze.

On a plus side Stonze can be soaked in flavor or used to mold bait around, Pallatrax will be selling flavors and method mixes in our shop.

We are also going over to the excellent Pallatrax Gripz hooks, the design of these hooks is exciting. We are waiting for Pallatrax to supply these hooks in the size and strength required for our fish and we expect to be providing them on all our rigs by October 2017.

Gripz hooks are made from high grade Japanese wire, the key improvement has been the introduction of a series of minute horizontal grooves on the inside of the specially designed arrow shaped hook point, where historically the barb would have been.

These grooves allow the fishing hook to hold securely in the fish’s mouth when pressure is applied, as the flesh presses into the grooves resulting in a firm hook hold with no slippage. As soon as the pressure is removed the hook returns to a barbless format allowing for easy and safe removal.

Gripz Carp Fishing Hook

Our shop at the resort will be selling the complete range of Pallatrax products including PVA, take a look at the full range of Pallatrax products on there website Because Pallatrax are committed to the environment with a genuine concern for fish care, you don’t need to check with us if any product on their website is allowed at Gillhams. All Pallatrax products are allowed at Gillhams.

Here at Gillhams Fishing Resorts we are excited and extremely proud to have been chosen by Pallatrax to represent their products, anyone who knows us will know we don’t just take on any product. We only use what we believe in Pallatrax tick all the boxes; fish care, environment, water quality and customer care.

For more information about this press release please contact:

Gillhams Fishing Resort – Stuart. Email: [email protected]

Pallatrax Angling International Ltd – Simon. Email: [email protected]

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  • Terence Green Reply

    Where are you in Thailand? Have just returned back home to Spain after a holiday and had a couple of days at Jurassic Mountain fishing park. Would love to try Gilliams

    21st February 2018 at 10:51 am

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