Above video courtesy of Jaiden Maclean and Viralhog.
As drones become more and more popular, even more doors are being opened with regard to practical, as well as fun ways to use drones, apart from simply flying them around. We have covered such items as home security and medical deliveries, which have a tremendous social impact and are very beneficial to the way we live, but what about when we want to have some fun, and here at Quadcopters.com, the home where you buy drones online, we are talking about serious fun.
How amazing is it to not only be able to track your prey, in this case long-tailed tuna, from the sky, and then to be able to deliver the bait with inch-perfect precision, and still be able to watch all the action? If you are a fisherman you will know the two most frustrating aspects of the sport is being unable to see any fish before you catch them, and you have no idea when they are going to snatch the bait – usually when you are just pouring a cup of tea from your thermos, or talking the top off of a bottle of Bud!
We love this video from Jaiden Maclean, courtesy of Viralhog, as not only is it exhilarating and not only does it introduce you to the amazing world of sport fishing and drone fishing for tuna, but it also shows you that this is easily achievable with a drone such as the DJI Phantom 3 Professional as was used here. The quality of the video is stunningly clear, which gives you a great idea of just how good the quality of video reproduction is with the 4K UHD Video Camera and Lightbridge digital streaming. For under a thousand bucks this has to be great value, though we appreciate that it is still a substantial amount of money.
For those of you who may be wondering how drone fishing works where when a fish is hooked, it doesn’t get pulled into the water, then this is where the high-tech word of drones meets the low-tech world of making do. The line is attached to the drone by a rubber band that is strong enough to remain detached while trawling a lure through the water, but with the sharp snatch of the fish, the elastic band breaks. This is cool as once the fish has been hooked, as you will see, you will still be able to enjoy an aerial view as the struggle to land it goes on, and if you know anything about tuna, that is still going to be some fight. Pound for pound, tuna are the strongest and fastest fish in the ocean, their flesh lean and fat-free because it is mainly muscle and little else. Of the fish world, they are probably best described as a cross between Mike Tyson and Usain Bolt!
Now of course our guys were in Australia, so they were in the right spot for some drone fishing for tuna, but that doesn’t mean wherever you live you couldn’t be doing the same, whether it is on a secluded lake somewhere, or down at the ocean. As you can see from the image here, these weren’t small tuna our two guys were after, and you can reckon it would have taken them a god half hour to finally beach the stunning fish.
Of course there is another side to drones and fish, and the use of drones to track fish. Scientists have now started to take aerial images of schools and shoals of fish to enable them to keep more accurate scientific records. We have included a couple of images here at the end just to give you a crystal-clear idea what we are talking about, we think they are amazing – though we always thought killer whales, or orcas, were black – it must have been the reflection of the sun.
Let us know if you have ever participated in this new sport of drone fishing, or if you have any particular thoughts on it. We noticed some comments saying that this took a lot of the element of chance out of fishing, but we are inclined to disagree. After all, you can’t guarantee those fish were there yesterday, or would be there tomorrow…..