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Old 07 June 2015, 15:06   #11
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I'd kinda thought covering in ice was a good idea as this is what the professional guys do, I was hoping as a bloke for a gadget but maybe the poly idea with foil & wrapped in a bin bag seems ok, the last time I packed the fish with ice in a cool box it had melted by the time I got home & seemed to be room temp
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Old 07 June 2015, 15:08   #12
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I'd kinda thought covering in ice was a good idea as this is what the professional guys do, I was hoping as a bloke for a gadget but maybe the poly idea with foil & wrapped in a bin bag seems ok, the last time I packed the fish with ice in a cool box but it had melted by the time I got home & it seemed to be room temp
Poly as in polystyrene
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Old 07 June 2015, 15:17   #13
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Was the box cold or hot when you added ice? Was it an air filled void box
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Old 07 June 2015, 15:21   #14
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We use a couple of camping Gaz extreme cool boxes for the boat, virtually indestructible, you can use then as seats & they will keep ice frozen for 24 hrs at 20 deg ambient. If you hunt around you can pick em up for around £30 at the end of the season. The Co-op sell ice by the bag & we usually pick a couple of bags up on our way out. Frozen bottles of water also work well, but remember to empty about a 1/4 out before you freeze 'em.


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The box was room temp, and I think it was only an air filled one, the surround cavity I presume
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Yip that sounds about right. Basically two Tupperware boxes inside each other and we expect them to keep things cold...

If you still have it I'd be tempted to try adding expanding foam to its cavity including the lid. Then get it cold before use... Some seawater would be a start...

Then cover the bottom with icepacks, fill with ice and fish. No air, ice packs on top, then lid.
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If you intend to do it regularly buy your self a cool box or bag, we have to ice our fish all time over here due to the hot temps. Frozen bottles are ok but can bruse the bigger fish we catch so crushed ice is best.

It can work out expensive to fill our biggest ice bag to chill down big fish like this broadbill my daughter caught Saturday night.

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Coleman - Coleman - party coolers - stackable coolers - 24 Can Party Stackerâ„¢ Cooler - Red

with 4 or 5 pre-frozen coolbox coolers in it.

As long as the fish is gutted as soon as it comes out of the water there doesn't seem to be any degradation. Sometimes it's 6 hours from hook to fork or freezer.
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I bought an iceytek. These are brilliant. Put fish in with ice, will keep most of the ice frozen for two days.
Look at www.coolboxesuk.com for their range. Much better than the 12v ones, last forever and worth the investment
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Know iceytek boxes are very good just haven't got room for one on my RIB, reckon one of these would fit in a pod http://www.coolboxesuk.com/shop-onli...-cool-bag.html anyone got one? any good?
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