Drone fishing is taking off and delivering


Initially, the thought of using drones to drop long distance bait seemed a strange combination of slightly whacky and somewhat genius – yes, that’s what we thought too. We’d heard of underwater remote-controlled drones deploying long lines for snapper in New Zealand and kites suspending trolled bait on a spread for sailfish, so why not take advantage of new age …

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Saving saltmarsh habitat means more fish


If we want the old saying of ‘there’s plenty of fish in the sea’ to remain true, then saltmarsh restoration is a key issue that needs to be addressed. OzFish Unlimited has been working hard on its ‘Saving Our Saltmarsh’ project on the lower Richmond River estuary as a way of helping to resolve this problem, which can be found …

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Aerial shark surveillance under way for NSW school holidays

nsw dpi aerial surveillance

HELICOPTERS and drones will again be circling the skies on the NSW north and mid north coasts, as aerial surveillance and further drone trials get under way in time for school holidays. NSW Department of Primary Industries acting deputy director general fisheries Sarah Fairfull said helicopters will fly daily, weather permitting, from Point Danger (Tweed Heads) to South Ballina; Wooli …

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Using drones to your advantage when fishing

drones key for barramundi

So where do you go when the fish leave the basin after all that rain? This is where it gets interesting. After rain periods, bony bream breed, producing more food for the impoundment-dwelling monster barra. A good place to look for these extra baitfish are the rivers at the back of the impoundment around weedy edges and points. Having timber …

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