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 Posted: Tue Jul 10th, 2018 09:32 am
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bhugwav
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i agree with you, alot of drone fishermen are losing alot of sharks with their traces still in the mouth.

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 Posted: Wed Jul 11th, 2018 07:18 am
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bhugwav wrote:
i agree with you, alot of drone fishermen are losing alot of sharks with their traces still in the mouth.

There are a lot more sharks with braid being towed now in the Sard run from under equipped Cast Bait anglers.

The general Drone angler through our pages and groups have upped their tackle and don't play games, they land more than they lose and treat the fish with respect.

I personally have been Drone fishing with my International tour groups for 4 years now and have logged more than 2400 bait drops.

There are the haters and those who embrace it.

Get over it, it here to stay, do it or don't do it but if you do it, do it right.

Let's do away with technology so toss out the Cellphone and remove all fishfinders from boats, as that is then also unfair

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 Posted: Wed Jul 11th, 2018 08:00 am
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I Agree with Enigma

Love it how the Drone anglers always get the heat.

Let me give you my 5c.

I've started fishing for Non Eds a few years back, sad to say I lost more than I could land at start. Tackle used was a Torium 30 with .55mono and 50lbs backing and a Technium heavy rod. Most of the time I slided out baits as I couldn't get big throw baits out behind the drop/deeper water (Im a smallish guy. Some would say the tackle used isn't good enough but yet most of the guys fish with more or less the same. So I got burned off, spooled, reefd most of the times. I had to up my game...

So I got a Drone (CutaCopter Revo 3), upgraded my Tackle to Gosa 25000 spooled with 80lbs braid paired with Technium H and Tyrnos 30 spooled with 80lbs braid paired with Technium H. Since then ive landed 95% and released all 100% of the landed fish. The only time I lose a fish is when i Get bitten off or reefed or hook set.

The moral of the story is the drone allowed me to fish deeper water I cant get to with heaver tackle (make sure you are properly geared). It increased my strike rate, land and release rate.

With this Experience also makes a difference and school fees needs to be paid, at the cost of loosing a few of fish.:(

Cheers

Last edited on Wed Jul 11th, 2018 08:01 am by RANGER-77

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 Posted: Wed Jul 11th, 2018 10:01 am
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dont get me wrong, im not against drone fishing, but 90% of the guys i have seen using drones, have not even cot a grey shark, let alone other non-eds, and learning how to fight big fish...so if you want to jump from grade 2 to grade 12, hey its non of our business, but have some respect for the ocean and its creatures.

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 Posted: Wed Jul 11th, 2018 11:27 am
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drones are not the cause for bad handling and light tackle, its the users.

Ive seen club anglers with terrible traces, Club anglers gaffing small skates and tearing wings, Club anglers with no clue as to how to handle and land fish...

It comes down to the individual and not the product, as much as we try to educate, there will be those that wont care...

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 Posted: Wed Jul 11th, 2018 11:29 am
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Well said n3mo
Enigma which drone setup are you using?

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DocPhil wrote:
Well said n3mo
Enigma which drone setup are you using?


I Have a Cuta MKII and make my own Tarot ZYX-M based drone with 620kv motors running 13" or 14" (trimmed tips to 13") Lift of over 2kg

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bhugwav wrote:
dont get me wrong, im not against drone fishing, but 90% of the guys i have seen using drones, have not even cot a grey shark, let alone other non-eds, and learning how to fight big fish...so if you want to jump from grade 2 to grade 12, hey its non of our business, but have some respect for the ocean and its creatures.

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