So, we’ve heard about this whole drone fishing thing before. And while we’ve never done it, we thought it might be fun to introduce this unusual but effective hobby/sport to others.
Anglers in South Africa, much like the rest of the world, have turned to drones to catch fish with pretty large consequences on the fish and environment. Key stakeholders in the fishing industry worldwide have asked for the government to step in and take charge.
You might have seen the videos on Youtube of people using drones when fishing off the beach. Well, the WSJ has an article about this relatively new phenomenon that is worth a read. They call it the fishing for the Modern Fisherman: Rod, Reel, a DJI Drone. I say, DJI drone because as you’ll see in the photos but also videos on Youtube, fishermen use the DJ Mavic, Phantom and Inspire to precision-drop their bait. All drones that you can buy directly from DJI or Amazon.
How’s this for a Friday afternoon video? Watch this guy catch a monster tarpon with help of a DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0. Joshua Jorgensen from the well-known YouTube channel BlackTipH catches a 100-pound tarpon right from the shore with the help of a drone.
An Aussie man takes drone fishing to new highs. As you can see in this video that was posted on Facebook recently, a group of people has put together a sizeable drone capable of lifting a person sitting in a chair.
Have you ever heard of drone fishing? No, well check this out. These guys are catching massive sharks by dropping their bait as far as 1,000 feet, well beyond the distance you’d be able to get to from the beach otherwise.