Trident Drones Going on Tour

Fishing off the land using drones to take the terminal tackle offshore is becoming a popular way to catch dinner.

Tauranga based company Seahorse Kontikis has developed a purpose-built fishing drone which is now available in New Zealand.

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Seahorse’s Phil Scherer is about to take the Cutacopter Triton 5000 Drone on tour, demonstrating its capabilities at several venues around the lower and central North Island. These will be undertaken only where COVID Alert L2 restrictions are in place. Participants will be encouraged to wear a face mask, maintain social distancing and sign in to the COVID register.

“With Christmas approaching, a lot of people are wanting to see the Trident Drone in operation and to confirm how easy it is to fly. We will limit our demonstrations to Papamoa, Opotiki, Manawatu and a yet to de decided location. The current travel restrictions stop us from travelling into or through the Auckland region,” Phil says.

Drone flying is weather dependent. If there are strong winds (over 30 knots), the demos will be cancelled.

The demo details are:

PAPAMOA - Saturday October 16. 2.00pm

On the beach in front of the carpark beside 107 Karewa Parade. This is the beach access where the quad bikes can access the beach to go Kontiki fishing.

Opotiki - Saturday October 30. 2.00pm

Waiotahe Beach Car Park in front of Te Ara Ki Te Rawhiti.

Waikanae Beach - Saturday November 6. 2.00pm

On Waikanae Beach, flying from the beach just to the south of the Waikanae Boating Club. Parking is available at the end of Waimea Road.

Himatangi Beach - Sunday November 7. 11.00am

On Himatangi Beach, either in front or slightly to the north of the Himatangi Beach Event Centre. This can be found on Koputara Road, Himatangi. Note the earlier start time.

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