Available direct from our Onehunga branch.
Available in 5kg or10kg plastic bags.
Our 5 kg bags are also available at many sites throughout metropolitan Auckland.
Call us to find a location near you.
BAIT AND BURLEY
We offer a wide range of bait:
Bonito, Mullet, Pilchards, Squid, Bullet Tuna, in various size bags / boxes
A wide variety of different types and sizes of Berley;
Mussel, Kina, Salmon, Pilchard and Bonito.
We also supply a selection of fishing tackle options and accessories.
Always looking for unique and interesting assignments, Brass Monkey Ice received a request from Mayer's Kindy to create a Frozen theme as a children's celebration.
Brass Monkey obliged and "let it snow" trucking in tons of ice manufactured from their plant letting the children have a fun-filled activity for the day.
Our Salt Flake Ice is crafted at our plant sited at the entrance to the Ports of Auckland wharf at Onehunga. We use two Atlas Ice machines which can be run individually or in tandem. Each unit has a production capability of 1 tonne per hour. i.e. the plant is approx 50 tonnes per day capable.
The machines use potable water from the city supplier – Watercare. Water is sprayed on to twin vertical cylindrical drums, rotating slowly on each device. The drums have refrigerant circulating within them, which causes the external surface of the drum to become extremely cold, which in turn freezes the water which has been sprayed on to them.
A set of knives or cutters are placed with slight clearance, vertically against each drum, and these knock the produced ice from the drum as it revolves. The flake ice produced is between – 6 degrees C and –12 degrees C, in flakes of various size up to 6 sq cm and 3mm in thickness. It falls off the machines and into a refrigerated, insulated bin (120 tonnes capable) positioned below the ice makers, where it is stored at similar temperatures until sold.
Salt is added to the water just before being sprayed on the drums. The salt is mixed via a dosing pump drawing from a brine tank and adds up to 500gms of salt per tonne of ice, corresponding to a maximum of 2.2 litres of saturated salt solution per tonne of ice. The salt content is barely discernible to taste. It is added to the water to assist the formed ice in dislodging from the drums and in breaking away in larger pieces.
Salt Flake Ice has been the preferred medium in the Commercial Fishing Industry for lowering the temperature of fish when caught. Usually, this is done by loading the catch in to slurry bins (combination seawater and flake ice) at approx – 3 degrees C to quickly bring their temperature down. After a short period, the fish are transferred to 30kg capacity fish bins where they are layered with flake ice on the bottom, between layers and on top. The flatness of flake ice offers a large surface area whereby rapid and efficient cooling of the product is enhanced. This guarantees the freshness and natural appearance of the fish for a possible five-day trip back to port and the markets.
As you can see, we are passionate about ice.