Drone fishing: Fishing for Bronze Whalers at Gansbaai South Africa

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  1. Gert Odendaal

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    Good day members, a few photos of the Bronze Whaler I caught at Gansbaai, South Africa...[​IMG]
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    Bronze Whaler(s)?? Photos?
     

  3. Gert Odendaal

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    @@$#%%^&&%##@&&^%$:A Bang Head::A Bang Head: internet went off-line again...where were we?? Oh yes, I still need to complete this story...:A Banana:
    Good, here is the owner of the drone, Tinus, getting the drone ready for the first bait, we are using mackerel head /filet , you can really make a huge bait to take out to sea..
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    On it`s way out to sea
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    Louis holding the rod to make sure the line does not tangle somehow
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    I got a strike and was fighting the Bronze whaler for an hour an a halve, it really is a game of brains and muscle , this involved some fishing techniques different from the standard rock/surf fishing..these sharks really fought hard up to the time you land it ...just after I landed the bronze whaler, looking real tired but very happy..:A Banana::A Banana::A Banana:
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    Bronze Whaler in the surf :
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    90 kg, 1.98 meters long, one and a halve hours to land , a few photos and returned to the sea..
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    My son Ruan posing with me for a photo and great memories ;;;
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    Will be driving to our rock/surf /spear fishing holiday destination Monday , we have a GO-PRO 7 record videos and photos , will upload videos of the spearfishing we are going to do...@@&^%$&##@**&&%%:A Bang Head::E Red Hot: I forgot, there will be no internet or electricity ...
     
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    Hell of a casting tool. I'd expect nothing less from you and your buddies Gert.
    Congrats on the successful fight.
     

  5. Gert Odendaal

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    Thank you Wayne, it really is much appreciated...yes, I always fish with the best anglers , Louis and Tinus are really great anglers , I did learn a lot from them in only one day..:A Banana::A Banana:
     

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    Gert,
    Beats the old KITE FISHING hands down!!
    Must try this sometime.. thanks for posting!
     

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    The first photo looked like driving on snow. Interesting fishing trip for sure!
     

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    Hogpatrol, yes it is an extremely fine white sea sand that forms the dunes. I do not have 4x4 capabilities on my Mazda BT-50 only diff-lock , so I had to de-flate the tyres to be able to drive on the fine sand and over the dunes..this is another reason why we all fish with high quality polarised glasses..the sand /water reflects a lot and damage /cause sore eyes ....we are not allowed to drive on the beaches in South Africa , so we have to follow self drive roads over dunes and need to park above the highwater mark above the beach...
     
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  9. Gert Odendaal

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    Bruce, for sure, I think fishing with a drone just amplified your chances to get a fish on the line..please note that you still have to pull the fish out of the water...it does not make fighting the fish easier or ensure landing it in a shorter time...:A Banana::A Banana::A Bang Head::A Bang Head:
     
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    Tinus used Google maps to find the best route with the shortest route to the beach ..so all our fishing is moving to high tech solutions...I even got myself a GO-PRO 7 to use while spearfishing this week as well as fishing from the rocks ..will start a new thread ..:A Banana::A Banana::A Big Hello::A Big Hello:
     

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    ABSOLUTELY...but greatly assists in getting the bait out there where you need it.. then the fun part starts!!!
    ONE of the reasons why I changed from rock & surf to deep sea fishing...but boats cost money!! DAMN....
     

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    Yes, I do not want to own a boat or the hassels of maintaining a boat, so the drone will be a substitute to a boat for me , even when hunting I will employ the drone ...no game can hide from me now ...I can pin point the kudu bull I want to hunt...the only thing left is to be able to stalk it and do a good shot placement ...:A Banana:
     

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    Sold my boat(s) and now charter if I get the urge to go out!! Rather spend that money hunting!!!
     

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    @Gert, I read where there are a lot of great white sharks in those waters. Do you fish for them or that something reserved for those running on a lean mixture? :ROFLMAO:
     

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    Hogpatrol, no, you are not allowed to touch a great white shark in any circumstances. You are not allowed to reel it in after it strike your bait, you need to release /cut the line as soon as you identify it as a great white shark...
    These sharks are protected, so we just allowed to look at them from boats or if you have a lot of money to spend you can go shark diving in a cage in Gansbaai. If you really want a thrill/adrenaline rush there is a spearfishing diver , a local resident of Gansbaai, well known person ,that will take you dive dive alongside him around the great white sharks , he is doing this for a lot of years already, only having a speargun in his hands to prod the great white shark if it gets to close to him...:A Banana::A Big Hello::A Big Hello:
     
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    All guts!
     

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    Great way to cast. Good looking shark Gert.

    Look forward to your spearfishing videos! What types of fish will you be targeting when you spearfish?
     

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    pretty damn cool! well done!! finally, a use for drones that is worth while!
     

  19. Gert Odendaal

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    We will be targeting shad, cob, brusher /white mussel cracker and maybe a yellow tail swimming in the shallow reefs ....the rock /surf fishing will be catch /release , since we are spearfishing .although our aim is not to spear anything that moves around in the sea...:A Banana::A Banana:
     
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    This is the drone I will be purchasing since I bought a GO-PRO 7 Black for this trip to use when spearfishing and rock/surf fishing..here are some photos..
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    The Go-Pro 7 black :We will be able to record the spearfishing we do as well as the rock /surf fishing on this trip...
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