What is the pier gaff??
The pier gaff is basically a big giant treble type hook, that is weighted. You attach them to a rope ( tie in at the top) and drop them down to gaff and retrieve your catch. These are used when the fish is simply to heavy to bring up onto the pier with just your fishing rod. Rather then break your line, just drop your pier gaff down , snag your fish, and bring it up
Our pier gaffs use a 16/0 Bronze treble hook, and weigh 1.5lbs.
Pier gaffs also known as wharf gaffs, or bridge gaffs are slightly different then a standard "Gaff" A basic gaff is a hook fixed to a pole and commonly used on a boat. Pier gaffs are tied to the end of a rope and dropped off a pier, or bridge to snag your catch. They are also sometimes used to bring in Alligators. These pier gaffs are not limited to basic fishing because of this scenario