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Fishing aid

  • Sophie Morrison
  • Sussex East
  • 0208 2004
  • Complete

Fishing aidThis keen fisherman with multiple sclerosis had trouble fishing without help from his fishing friends due to his increasingly weak arms. He wanted more independence.

A spring loaded nylon cord twice turned around fishing rod’s reel handles shaft, provides sufficient tension to turn it when actuated by a hinged arm, controlled by the client’s right hand fingers. Tension is released on the arm’s downstroke and the shaft runs freely. Using riveted aluminium angle, a strong frame supports the hinged curved aluminium lever arm. A 3-point attachment to rod and reel – 2 wrap-rounds and one winged nut bayonet – fitting is easily secured by the client.

The client now fishes regularly with his club friends and without the need of their help to ‘play the line’ and ‘bring in’ the fish.


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