Well to be honest the history of drone fishing is relatively short as really drone fishing is the future of fishing rather than the past… but the discovery of drone fishing seems to date back to a mere September 2015 when Derek Klingenberg caught a snack sized fish using his DJI Phantom.
drone fishing is the future of fishing rather than the past
Although according to Popular Mechanics David Darg was the first person recorded catching a fish with a drone in 2013.
Going by the You Tube Account Name of “Farmer Derek Klingenberg” it seems that Derek is the first fisherman to record the success of fishing with a drone.
His video has had 2,392,050 views!!! He actually snagged a fish using the joysticks of his drone and not a reel.
Farmer Derek said that he used a fake worm as bait and it took around 10 minutes to land his fish. Using a line and hook attached to his drone, he then pulled the fish out of the water.
Farmer Derek looks pretty elated in his video at his catch.
Since then drone fishing has certainly evolved with the introduction of waterproof drones specifically designed and built for fishing, an extensive range of bait release mechanisms and other specialised tools for drone fishing.
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