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 Posted: Wed Jul 4th, 2018 02:39 am
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49KG TUNA AT Ansteys

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Drones are becoming more and more popular and frequent good catches can now be seen.
I was looking into it recently but your choices are fairly limited due to the payload needed and the drone obviously has to be fairly resilient to take the strains of the environment we fish in.

The Splash drone looks OK but a fair few guys are having problems with quality. I is waterproof, which is rare in the drone world.
Other than that the DJI drones work also and you can get a cheaper 2nd hand one. But one drop into the ocean and they will be tickets.
This is what bothers me, won't take much to end up with a lost or badly damaged drone in that game, and cost is a worry.

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personally I do not think that is a 49kg tuna.....

drones is a new field, technology is running away and we will see if nature can keep up with it. :(

it is also a specialized field...
tackle is also specific.

anglers are trying the easy route in fishing instead of learning it from the start.

I see the cuda copters are well known.
cost is about R16 k

phantom is most likely better but load weight is not the best.

just note, that there is changes in the rc world.

as far as I know, no drones allowed in cape vidal.
also take note of SAAMA regulations

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Hi bud the only reason I quoted the weight is because the guy who caught it had a scale and weighed it right there in the car park, see another angle

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CardoB wrote:
Hi bud the only reason I quoted the weight is because the guy who caught it had a scale and weighed it right there in the car park, see another angle

look here

this is a 100lb kingie, the boy was 13 years at the time

http://www.sealine.co.za/view_topic.php?id=92533&forum_id=1

this is my gt, according to ori 137 is 49kg
138 is 51kg

this one was 137,3cm

im over a 100kg lol

http://www.sealine.co.za/view_topic.php?id=85210&forum_id=1

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willem wikkel spies wrote:


anglers are trying the easy route in fishing instead of learning it from the start.



I don't get this argument. You cannot tell someone else what the parameters and constraints are pertaining to a hobby. What if someone is only interested in drone fishing and drone fishing alone? Why on earth should he start from first principles? For what?

In 10 years time when electric vehicles are common in the market - why should an 18 yr old drive a 1985 carb engined Cortina first then purchase what he actually wants which is an electric vehicle?

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it is a statement, my opinion, not a argument.....lol

drone's do have their place in the sun!!!!

but each to their own

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Drone fishing!!
Really ???
What skills do you have to master.......changing batteries??
I will leave this unique discipline/method for men who sit and pie pie :whisp::jdfis

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If that is 47kgs then those are big bricks - and really big feet.
As for the drone thing, each to their own - but having been flying commercial last week and being forced to take emergency evasive manouveres to avoid a potentially fatal accident, I imagine strict CAA/FAA rules will be implemented.

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There are already strict rules regarding drones they have actually been in place for a long time since rc planes. People are just not aware of them or ignore them

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I'm starting out with a drone and fun thats to be used for footage only for youtube fishing videos.. will just change the stock camera to something better.. ill keep it like i know with rod and reel.. some drones you will find on youtube have located and caught some nice fish when bait dropped in front of fish https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sdUZqOoAq4

in previous editions of rsd a fishing drone with big payload ( bait and sinker ) the drone and trace was discussed in some detail.. can also check basil manning website for fishing drones

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If that is 47kgs then those are big bricks - and really big feet.
As for the drone thing, each to their own - but having been flying commercial last week and being forced to take emergency evasive manouveres to avoid a potentially fatal accident, I imagine strict CAA/FAA rules will be implemented.


http://www.sealine.co.za/view_topic.php?id=55856&forum_id=1&highlight=12kg+grunter

Using bricks to gauge fish size, an oooold Sealine tradition :fbash.

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DD wrote:
willem wikkel spies wrote:


anglers are trying the easy route in fishing instead of learning it from the start.



I don't get this argument. You cannot tell someone else what the parameters and constraints are pertaining to a hobby. What if someone is only interested in drone fishing and drone fishing alone? Why on earth should he start from first principles? For what?

In 10 years time when electric vehicles are common in the market - why should an 18 yr old drive a 1985 carb engined Cortina first then purchase what he actually wants which is an electric vehicle?


People don't learn to drive in 30 wheeler trucks, they start off learning the basics in a polo.

If you're talking about beginners specifically, my opinion is it's better to first learn the basics with an easier form of fishing, before advancing to drone fishing.

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For how long must I fish to qualify to do drone fishing,

Please advise, I am still learning captain

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Drone fishing has its place in angling.

However too many sharks are being hooked and not landed by inexperienced fisherman. The poor creatures are swimming around dragging long lengths of line. Speak to a drone fisherman and he will tell you about his "bust-ups".


It is up to the individual to ensure that he is using the correct tackle and has the experience to fight and land a monster under the conditions which he is fishing.

As with other facets of fishing, drone fishing has to practiced with a sense of responsibility.

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I'm considering going the drone route for kolstert. Or wait! Maybe I should get a bait cannon and blast them out of the water with redbait pods.

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reading between the lines here, just a summary:

1. it is advised that you have acquired all the skills in handling a fishing reel.
2. mastered the skill of casting a reel, be it multiplier or grinder.
3. understanding the sea and its conditions.
4. mastered the skill in fighting a fish.
5. getting the right tackle to target your quarry.
6. enjoying the fishing ultimately.

these points are important and advised for a reason.

so do it and report back here...and please.
ALWAYS, ALWAYS make sure we have some bricks around to bring the fish in perspective.....:)

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Houtarm wrote: Fin-S wrote:
If that is 47kgs then those are big bricks - and really big feet.
As for the drone thing, each to their own - but having been flying commercial last week and being forced to take emergency evasive manouveres to avoid a potentially fatal accident, I imagine strict CAA/FAA rules will be implemented.


http://www.sealine.co.za/view_topic.php?id=55856&forum_id=1&highlight=12kg+grunter

Using bricks to gauge fish size, an oooold Sealine tradition :fbash.

::tight:

hahahaha, waaay of topic, but this is some GOLD u dug up, off the rails!((goodp_

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Yeah look common sense and logic should be applied when doing any form of specialized angling. There are guys getting it wrong with sliding as well in terms of hooking into big sharks and not really knowing what to do.

Having said that here is the kicker - i know guys who do drone fishing exclusively. The way their number of PB's has increased is mind-blowing. The proof comes when you are posing with a giant slab of of fish. You WILL start klapping the fish.

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