On­line feed­ing frenzy to view lo­cal drone fish­ing

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS - Peter Carruthers Peter. Carruthers@news­re­gional­me­dia.com.au

A FISH­ING video shot by lo­cal lads has al­ready had more than one mil­lion views on­line.

But it’s not just any old fish­ing video, this one de­picts a drone drop­ping a lure into a school of hun­gry gi­ant trevally – and what hap­pens next is amaz­ing.

The holy grail of sport fish­er­men the world over, the school of golden trevally can be seen hit­ting the lure af­ter it was dropped in the wa­ter by the drone be­fore one gets hooked.

The whole scene is cap­tured from a rarely-seen bird’s-eye view.

A mas­sive trevally is then hauled into a nearby boat.

The gi­ant trevally (also known as gi­ant king­fish or bar­rier trevally) is a species of large ma­rine fish clas­si­fied in the jack fam­ily.

It is distin­guished by its steep head pro­file, strong tail scutes and other more de­tailed anatom­i­cal fea­tures.

The pop­u­lar video was posted on the Tay­lor Bros Adventures Face­book page on Jan­uary 20 and at last count had hooked 2.2 mil­lion views and al­most 20,000 shares.

Cy and Ker­rin Tay­lor of­fer an ad­ven­ture ex­pe­ri­ence into re­mote trop­i­cal north Queens­land, search­ing for trop­i­cal fish species and the wildlife that live there.

To watch the video, search Tay­lor Bros Adventures on Face­book.

PHOTO: TAY­LOR BROS ADVENTURES

UL­TI­MATE CLICK­BAIT: The drone used to land a gi­ant trevally.

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