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    Drone Fishing

    May be only 2 posts from me on this topic But have my drone all set and tested dropping different weights off the surfcaster. She has worked perfect so far, using a weighted trace and downrigger clip attached to my rear detachable legs.

    My next post could be asking if anyone has found a mavic pro washed up on their local beach

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    Nice way to fish for the elderly for sure

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    What kinda weight you flying out and how far?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Nice way to fish for the elderly for sure


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    Quote Originally Posted by G.I_Joel View Post
    What kinda weight you flying out and how far?
    I have had 2 x 6 oz sand grabbers on it to test and it didn't miss a beat. I normally fish a 3oz and if that doesn't stay out it is too rough. So a 3oz and bait should be fine. Not sure how far yet but have 300m on both reels so half that and I will be happy.
    Only giving it a go because we have had the long line out and it doesn't seem to be catching until the last half of the set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    I have had 2 x 6 oz sand grabbers on it to test and it didn't miss a beat. I normally fish a 3oz and if that doesn't stay out it is too rough. So a 3oz and bait should be fine. Not sure how far yet but have 300m on both reels so half that and I will be happy.
    Only giving it a go because we have had the long line out and it doesn't seem to be catching until the last half of the set.

    Oh...eat a dick Gibo

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    Now you need a shimano beastmaster 9000, to 'assist' in reeling it back in......

    (I do have one, but only used on 200m + drops - not for surf casting...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaker View Post
    Now you need a shimano beastmaster 9000, to 'assist' in reeling it back in......

    (I do have one, but only used on 200m + drops - not for surf casting...)
    With a kinky name like that he'll be all over it. you obviously were.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaker View Post
    Now you need a shimano beastmaster 9000, to 'assist' in reeling it back in......

    (I do have one, but only used on 200m + drops - not for surf casting...)
    Shimano shit will get it halfway back in, get a real reel on it!

    Oh and Dave my uncle and father in law are running splash drones, think they are setting 5 hooks out quite far. Its a bloody good alternative to a contiki but why do you think it will work if the contiki doesnt? Oh and grab a bagful to chew on
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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    I have had 2 x 6 oz sand grabbers on it to test and it didn't miss a beat. I normally fish a 3oz and if that doesn't stay out it is too rough. So a 3oz and bait should be fine. Not sure how far yet but have 300m on both reels so half that and I will be happy.
    Only giving it a go because we have had the long line out and it doesn't seem to be catching until the last half of the set.
    Would be interesting to see how you get on.
    What time are you setting the long line? I’ve got a 1k line and set it late arvo not catching anything, reset on dusk and getting plenty. Paddling the surf caster out 200m and not getting any bites. Suppose that’s whys it’s called fishing and not catching. Off to pull the spear gun out tomorrow and shoot some butters
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Shimano shit will get it halfway back in, get a real reel on it!

    Oh and Dave my uncle and father in law are running splash drones, think they are setting 5 hooks out quite far. Its a bloody good alternative to a contiki but why do you think it will work if the contiki doesnt? Oh and grab a bagful to chew on
    I think he is saying it is only the furtherst out bit of the longline that is catching.

    My longcast is the nicest reel I have ever used......and I have used some flash other peoples gear��
    Its not in the over a grand bracket either....time will tell how it holds up I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Shimano shit will get it halfway back in, get a real reel on it!

    Oh and Dave my uncle and father in law are running splash drones, think they are setting 5 hooks out quite far. Its a bloody good alternative to a contiki but why do you think it will work if the contiki doesnt? Oh and grab a bagful to chew on
    Yeah those splash drones be the way to go. The rig seem to be out further than I can cast. If I get them as big as I did last year I couldn't handle more than one.

    Been a few snapper caught but I only know of one on a rod and it was late at night.
    On a good day I can maybe cast 60-70yrds so adding 100 might help.
    Always wanted to try it with my drone and think I have researched the best way without spending huge coin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G.I_Joel View Post
    Would be interesting to see how you get on.
    What time are you setting the long line? Iíve got a 1k line and set it late arvo not catching anything, reset on dusk and getting plenty. Paddling the surf caster out 200m and not getting any bites. Suppose thatís whys itís called fishing and not catching. Off to pull the spear gun out tomorrow and shoot some butters
    Mostly setting it when the tide is right.
    It goes a fair ways. I would say 1km but it has 2km of line on the real.

    It has been fickle here lately. Some good rips throwing gear back up along the beach and a few snags as well.
    If it all works with the drone tomorrow I will be chuffed.

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    jeez i crash my drone at anything past 50m , no way i would fly over water. got a air cannon for surf casting 100m plus depending on weight and bait size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaker View Post
    Now you need a shimano beastmaster 9000, to 'assist' in reeling it back in......

    (I do have one, but only used on 200m + drops - not for surf casting...)
    How would you go attaching a cordless drill on the reel shaft ? , iv got a mavic pro that iv done a few tests on down the paddock but i still dont fancy winding in 2 or 300 meters of line by hand !!
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    You could use an electric fence reel and stick it on a warata, which would fit a bit of line and get a bit more in per turn.

 

 

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