Side Setting

Unlike traditional stern setting, setting off the side of the vessel (at least 1 meter forward of the stern, or more if possible) reduces the time that baited hooks are near the surface and visible to seabirds. By tossing the baited hook forward and close to the hull, under the protection of a bird curtain, the hope is that by the time the baited hook has passed the stern it has sunk beyond the reach of the birds. Another advantage of side setting is that it requires only one work area, and eliminates the chore of moving gear and bait between setting and hauling stations. More side setting information.

Side Setting