Our drone-supplemented future will leave nothing untouched, including the untamed oceans that surround our corner of the globe. While the government might be busy employing the little flying contraptions to look for sharp-toothed aquatic hunters, these Aussie fishermen have smaller targets in mind. Tuna, to be precise.
Queenslander Jaiden Maclean, with the help of rod-wrangler Byron Leal, decided to go fishing with a Phantom 3 drone in tow. They filmed and posted their exploits on YouTube for the rest of us to see and to say their experiment was successful would be an understatement.
Leal managed to reel in a 20kg Northern Bluefin, though to be fair, the drone did a lot of upfront work by dropping the line and bait directly on top of a school. From there, it was just a matter of waiting, followed by a healthy serving of elbow grease.
As for the clip, I can’t say I’m a fan of the music choice, but I’m sure the fish didn’t mind.
Photo and video: Jaiden Maclean
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