Towcam Adds More Excitement To Game Fishing

Game fishing is an exciting sport, but so much of the action is under water.

Now anglers can actually watch giant pelagic fish such as marlin swimming and attacking lures and bait – as it happens, right on their boat’s TV or through a navigation screen.

After five years of prototyping and development, Towcam has been released in Australia and is available through R Electronics.

Towcam is an ultra high resolution custom underwater camera with 70 metres (230ft) of Kevlar strengthened ultra thin cable that connects direct to a digital TV or DVR recorder. It includes a windup storage reel and roller adjuster tension clip for outrigger poles.

Towcam is a lightweight and small for fast or slow trolling, custom made for the sport and game fishing industry by game fishing enthusiasts.

Each Towcam is individually crafted to ensure quality and tracking capability.

Developer John Faulkner says: “What is amazing is the number of fish that appear from the deep, follow a bait or lure and then fade off.  You might have thought there were no fish in the area but they might just be cagey. There is nothing more exciting than watching a big marlin stalk a lure, miss it, then turn and speed up for another attack. All this footage is live, with the option of audio, and it feeds to your flybridge screens or saloon TV.  

Tested and trialled at Lizard Island and Cairns in far northern Australia on some of Australia’s top game boats, Towcam will enhance the charter boat industry by giving their clients more excitement,  with some incredible heart pumping live vision.

Towcam also offers a range of tuna tower and cockpit cameras, featuring high resolution and wide angle images. An optional add-on Polecam is available to capture all the tag and release action above and below the ocean. 

Towcam is priced from AUD$3,080 including GST, plus fitting.

Ask R Electronics about the Towcam.



Click to enlarge image: Towcam - towed underwater trolling camera.

Towcam - towed underwater trolling camera.

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