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Type 12 semipelagic trawldoor, heavy duty version

The type 12 heavy duty semipelagic door is a combination trawl door that can be used both for bottom and pelagic fishing.

Type 12 semipelagic trawldoor

The Type 12 heavy duty semi pelagic trawl door is an all-round trawldoor, used for many different kinds of fishing setups, such as bottom fishing and pelagic fishing.

The type 12 trawldoor is a higher aspect trawl door than a normal bottom door and it is produced in two versions: the light build version for bottom fishing on soft, sandy grounds and the Heavy duty version for Pelagic fishing in real rough situations.

The heavy duty version is widely used in Russian waters where the fishing setup requires a trawldoor capable of fishing on hard grounds and deep water and with a quick change of gear being able to work perfectly for bottom and pelagic fishing.

In New Zealand, where they have developed a special fishing setup for Hoki, the type 12 has shown great results when flying the fishing gear close to the spikes and downhill on under water mountains, catching big schools of "Hoki" in fishing depth from 200 to 1100 fathom while fishing in the rocks.

The trawldoors are all fitted with either welded on manganese shoes or bolted on manganese wearshoes.

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