The drone industry is fond of saying that its influence will be felt in every aspect of human endeavor and now it’s managed to replace the chirping of birds and babble of your favorite brook with buzz of four little rotors. The Swellpro Splashdrone 3+ promises to take all the guesswork, much less exercise, out of your next fishing trip with an ingenious setup that guarantees the perfect cast every time. The company says it’s “the future of fishing.”

Rather than go through all the trouble of flinging your hook and lure into the ocean, lake or stream, the Splashdrone will carry the bait and deposit it precisely in the spot of the fisher’s choice thanks to the swiveling onboard camera. Since the fisher’s bound to be busy reeling and playing the line at that point, the drone simply returns to its takeoff point automatically after its job is done.

Russ Niles
Russ Niles is Editor-in-Chief of AVweb. He has been a pilot for 30 years and joined AVweb 22 years ago. He and his wife Marni live in southern British Columbia where they also operate a small winery.


  1. I’m sure that I can get a drone to fetch me a box of fish & chips from a local seafood restaurant. Yum.

  2. “The drone industry is fond of saying that its influence will be felt in every aspect of human endeavor” – Of course. People can see all sorts of applications that can be addressed from a flying device. People still want to fly, the magic has not faded, though for some a virtual version is enough, controlling a device while planted on the ground themselves. Dronies are fond of posturing in the same manner as electric vehicle proponents – “This is THE FUTURE.” I’m fond of saying “This is YOUR FUTURE. May freedom of choice endure.”

  3. I wonder if the drone will wind up getting tangled in tree branches like my casting attempts usually do.