Unlike chain and wire, the Malleta is able to more easily slide over the seabed without penetrating into it. When the Malleta is working, the fibre covering protects the wire rope strand inside which extends the life of the sweeps. The Malleta lasts up to 3 times longer than wire.
You can expect improved catch rates by using Malleta in place of chain and wire.
The type and weight per metre of the Malleta has been determined to best suit the fishing ground type, traditions and vessel types in New Zealand. It is being used successfully by fishing vessels from the Cape Reinga to Bluff.