Genius! See How This Guy Catches A Fish With A Drone
Typically, we are used to seeing drones fly around and give us incredible panoramic views of concerts, farmland or other similar things. They are even used in the real estate industry to take epic shots of sprawling mansions. However, I bet this clip is something you have never seen before. Take a look at this guy who calls himself “Farmer Derek”. He likes to fish, yet is also somewhat of a drone enthusiast from what I gather. Here he is using his drone to try and snag a fish from his pond. I know it seems a bit ridiculous. It seems like there could be nothing that would ever take the place of sitting on the bank with your rod and reel waiting patiently for a fish to strike. Yet, don’t be so quick to judge my friends.
He makes this look a bit too easy. In less than two minutes, he snatches a bream from the water so quick it would make your head spin. However, before you go racing out to buy a $600-$1300 drone, take a look at the fish. It is a bream, a picture perfect bream I might add. I don’t think it will win any size records, but it is big enough to eat. This raises some very important questions for a fishing enthusiast like myself. Is spending $600 or $1300 on a drone justifiable to catch a bream? How many of these would you have to catch before you would have a justifiable return?
An Unofficial Comparison of Drone Fishing Versus Traditional Fishing
Well, before you laugh Farmer Derek into oblivion, consider what you spend on your fishing excursions on a regular basis. Most of us have a bass boat, john boat or some other type of personal watercraft that we take to the lake. They run several thousand dollars. Attached to that boat is a killer motor because motors are what us guys like to brag about. It gives us something to focus the conversation on if we had a bad day on the lake. Attached to the motor is a trailer that is usually not cheap. (more…)
Finally, attached to that trailer is our nice full-size pickup truck that guzzles gas faster than a fat kid sucking down a large Slurpee from a convenience store. That is another
Finally, attached to that trailer is our nice full-size pickup truck that guzzles gas faster than a fat kid sucking down a large Slurpee from a convenience store. That is another nice expense. Once you put it all together, our fishing trips typically cost us somewhere between $30,000-$50,000 over a few years.
True, we might keep the boat and truck for a while, but we upgrade them frequently. At least I do. Not to mention our equipment purchases. I go through rods and reels every time there is a sale at my sporting good store. You can never have too many Shakespeare or Shimano rigs on hand in my opinion.
I would number those out along with my tackle, and everything else I spend to go fishing, but you get the point. It seems like fishing with a drone might save a ton of money. Plus, it is a phenomenal way to convince myself, and my significant other, that we need a drone! Of course, I will fail to mention to her that there will be many times I will send that thing screaming through the forest like the chase scene from Return of the Jedi, but that’s just between you and me. In fact, that’s probably all I would do with the drone since I tend to favor fishing the more traditional way. But hey, I will have a drone!
So you have to give it to Farmer Derek here, this is pretty entertaining stuff. If you could pluck a few breams using nothing but batteries and bait, why not? After all, that’s what we have been doing for centuries.
At the end of the day, you tend to fall into one of two categories… hunter or gatherer. It’s been this way since the beginning of time. I tend to fall into the first category, so who can argue with my hunting, or in this case, fishing method of choice. If I want to spend $30,000-$50,000 to go catch fish from the lake so be it. Conversely, if I want to hover over the water with something that couples my childhood nostalgia with my need to fish, that’s my prerogative.
So really, what I have to say here is we salute you Farmer Derek. You are continuing the long-standing tradition of one of our favorite recreational pastimes, yet elevating it to a whole new level. I love it. Now, if you really want to knock me off my computer screen, post a video of you catching a deer with your drone. Do that, and you will have started your own religion, with me as your first disciple.