Jet ski fishing has unequivocally become a major sport in its own right – just outside of the States. While we Yanks are busy rowing our Tupperware canoes around, more high performance anglers are reeling in some big fish using their clean-burning PWC. In Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, jet ski fishing is a major sport and is garnering some major attention from the media and aftermarket. One such innovation is something that to many might look like a joke, but to Jetski Developments, it’s no laughing matter.
Their new Neptune Sliding Bracket mounts directly to the rear transom of any full-sized personal watercraft and allows for the attachment of an outboard motor not only for low range or shallow trolling, but added security if your fishing excursion takes you further than your PWC’s fuel tank can take you. Manufactured in Durban, South Africa Jetski Developments advertising their system as the solution to two major concerns of being out at sea on a jet ski: safety and fuel consumption.
According to Jetski Developments, one such customer is eternally grateful for his Neptune Sliding Bracket saying, “Thank goodness for my Neptune Sliding Bracket, which saved me today. This morning I set off to go fishing traveling 9 km from Umkomaas to Scottburgh. When I got to the fishing grounds I switched off my jet ski motor. When I tried to restart the jet ski, it wouldn’t start, even with the dual battery system. I then decided to head back home with the little outboard motor. It took me approximately 40 minutes to do the distance… To my surprise I got through safely. Had it not been for the Neptune Sliding Bracket it could have been a long wait before somebody came to my rescue.”
You can see the Neptune Sliding Bracket in action below: