First rod mounted catch detection device launched
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An emerging fishing technology company, Pittsburgh-based ANGLR Labs, is offering fishermen the first-ever connected technology platform for sport fishing, which includes the world’s first rod-mounted catch detection device.
The company officially launched its complete product line-up at fishing and outdoors shows in early 2017, including the Bassmaster Classic Outdoor Expo.
The new technology from ANGLR Labs captures key fishing activities throughout the angling experience, offering detailed insights on the variables that are landing the most fish.
The ANGLR mobile app and connected rod-mounted technology – the ‘ANGLR Tracker’ – automatically records the angler’s locations, surrounding conditions, casts, catches, tackle, and more through an integrated mobile and web application.
Recorded data is published to the premium online web application – the ‘ANGLR Log Book’ – where fishermen can review detailed insights of past fishing trips, successful trends, personal records, statistics and more.
“Smartphone connected apps are an emerging category in fishing,” said ANGLR Labs co-founder, Nic Wilson. “Using technology as a seamless enhancement to the fishing experience improves overall engagement and satisfaction – and can help make you a better, more successful fisherman. Plus, the collected data can additionally benefit our fisheries to better sustain our sport for future generations.”
The ANGLR Labs technology platform includes two components to allow fishermen to accurately and seamlessly track their fishing trips: the ANGLR app (for both iOS and Android) and Tracker.
The free ANGLR mobile app auto-records entire trips with GPS, gathering key weather and water data throughout the day. Fishermen can easily log terminal tackle usage as the ANGLR Tracker detects casts, catches, and drops pins from the fishing rod.
The ANGLR app also provides fishermen with a customisable virtual tackle box with insights on top producing tackle based on locations, conditions and species. It gathers real-time weather and water data that is then auto-logged with catches, pins and other fishing activities. Anglers can look over advanced trip statistics to compare and share tracked fishing trips.