Best action camera for fishing advice

Finglas

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Hi everyone,

I am looking for an action camera for fishing. I like the idea of catching that moment of the take. Anyway, i am hoping to get something fairly good quality. I have had a cheap "knock off" go pro but it just didnt film particularly well. So what camera would you recommend? I was looking at the hero session but what put me off that is that it seems you can't remove and replace the battery. So when the charge is exhausted you cant just switch battery.

Any advice would be great it feels like a bit of a minefield at the moment.

Thank you,


Jamie
 

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Evening Finglas,

I had my action cam out for its first outing this evening. Its a Rollei 525, not a top of the range Gopro but not a completely cheapo alternative either. I was fishing from a kayak and bought this model as it comes with a remote control so thought it'd be handy for setting the camera up on a boom and taking selfies with fish etc.

When using the remote, it lets you know that its taken the photo/started to record video by emitting an audible beep. This is fine indoors but out on the river you wont hear it.

Battery life isn't great either and it seemed to shut itself off at random intervals throughout the session.

By all accounts the GoPro Hero 6 Black is hard to beat but just sharing my first impression of this particular device.

Best of luck.

Sean.
 

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Thanks sean that is great advice. Sounds like a good camera but hope it doesnt shut itself off when you are playing that fish of a lifetime haha!

I will investigate the go pro hero black. Much as i like the gopro i don't really want to pay through the nose for one but we shall see. Perhaps i might find one second hand.

Thanks again

Jamie
 

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I have fallen on the river bank too many times to ever consider taking a camera. Broken a few rods too. :(
 

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I've used an Apeman 4k sports and found it pretty good.
Cannot compete with a GoPro but goog enough for me.
 

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I’ve got GoPro Hero7 (black) and with chest harness it is usefull if you want to film while you’re fighting with a fish. You can also upload an app to you phone and use it as a remote, but I honestly wouldn’t do that when fishing. Also lot’s of other setups, so it is very versatile. I also have underwater kit and I’ve been using it when fishing with smaller fishes, mainly with graylings.
 
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Roadhawk Ride R+ Cycle Edition Bullet Camera fo years mounted on the peak of a baseball cap. I find them great,small and I have come so accustomed to it being there when a fish pull my hand is on the camera before I lift the rod:D. No sure of the full battery time as I only turn it on for hotspots or after I get a take.I don't think there is a camera that will last all day filming,either the batteries or SD card will need replacing.The quality is good I think I watch my videos on a Qled tv and they are great. A great way of keeping records for myself, I list water height,weather conditions,fly and line plus any other useful info with the video on my Utube channel for my viewing9not public info) and when Im visiting a river I havent been on in a whle its all there.
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Hello,

I have a Go Pro but hardly use it. Maybe I'm old and stubborn but it seems too much mucking around while I fish. Most days I would have to run through 3 or 4 batteries and several 64 gig cards in order to capture anything resembling good footage. Then there's all the editing.............

I have used a tiny Sony Handi Cam to shoot some things but that works best if you have an actual camera person to get things right.

I'd have to be standing on several hundred salmon that were on the bite in order to get good stuff with the Go Pro.

I settle for the occasional snap shot from a reliable waterproof camera.

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Roadhawk Ride R+ Cycle Edition Bullet Camera fo years mounted on the peak of a baseball cap. I find them great,small and I have come so accustomed to it being there when a fish pull my hand is on the camera before I lift the rod:D. No sure of the full battery time as I only turn it on for hotspots or after I get a take.I don't think there is a camera that will last all day filming,either the batteries or SD card will need replacing.The quality is good I think I watch my videos on a Qled tv and they are great. A great way of keeping records for myself, I list water height,weather conditions,fly and line plus any other useful info with the video on my Utube channel for my viewing9not public info) and when Im visiting a river I havent been on in a whle its all there.
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Me too Simon, I use my gopro for the same purpose. reviewing takes, taking areas, speed of the fly, height of the water, how I reacted to the take etc. It's an extremely useful tool to improve your angling. I have all my videos on unlisted on YouTube but can share links to close friends etc.
 
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