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Drone adds modern twist to an age-old fishing method for fourth generation Eden fisherman

His great grandfather arrived in Eden in the mid 1800s, and each successive generation has entered the fishing industry — from trapping and beach fishing to pioneering the lucrative bluefin tuna fishery using pole and live bait, then later purse seine trawling using light aircraft for fish spotting. After a long career as a commercial fisherman, Mr Fourter has now returned to his childhood passion catching salmon and mullet off the beaches of Twofold Bay and the Eden coast using the traditional beach seine method. He shoots a 300-metre-long net from a 16-foot rowboat around a patch of schooling fish. Excellent video,  click here to read the story 10:05

Aussie fishermen use drone to catch massive tuna

e994a5fed24d09673805f951afc2d27f_3_social_largeForget sitting idly for hours with an empty hook at the end of your line. A pair of WA fishermen have come up with an “ingenious” and remarkably efficient way to nab a catch – all with the help of a drone. In a video uploaded to YouTube late last week Jaiden MacClean from Dunsborough and his mate Byron Leal load their drone up with a baited hook. At the other end of the line Mr Leal is waiting on shore with a fishing rod. Once a school of tuna is spotted, the drone drops the line in with pinpoint accuracy. Within seconds an enormous tuna takes the bait and Mr Leal reels in the prize catch. Watch video, read the rest here 09:22