Technology To Enhance Kayak Fishing

Technology To Enhance Fishing

Fishing is essential as it involves the activity of catching fish, which are consumed by people as the sources of proteins and nutrients. In the current context, the role of the latest technology; fish finder is highlighted that is used for improving the fishing activity. In order to catch fish, their presence is firstly detected by fish finder technology that helps in determining the air of their swim bladders that are able to change the path of the sound. The aim of the study is to highlight the role of kayak fish finder (technology) for enhancing fishing.

Features of Fish Finder

Fish finder stands as one of the latest technologies that provide anglers to get a clear eye to the aquatic animal that is underneath the water. Side-or-down imaging and new chirp functions are useful for taking the picture of water column all around the boat. Based on the viewpoint of Tsuru et al. 2019 (2019), scroll back feature is available in fish finder technology that allows an angler to make use of touch screen for scrolling back through the history of the sounder. It is useful for catching the missed fish by simply going-back to drop the mark on the screen of Fish-finder.

Features of Fish finder

The above-given picture denotes the electrical accuracy of fish finder in searching fish, based on graphical positions and locations. This electronic device also enables to determine the direction of air in the bladders of the fish along with the temperature of the water.

Fish finder being an electronic sonar device, uses it’s advanced GP System for locating the aquatic animals in the water. According to the statements of Lubis and Pujiyati (2016), the sound of the air is detected which is converted to energy. Fish finder helps in converting fish graphic and video images into the screen of the machine of marine radar and compasses for easier tracking of fish.

The transducer is the core technology of the entire system that changes electrical pulses into sound waves by receiving echoes (Hutton et al. 2014). Automation, measurement and control systems are the key functioning of the system that enables the conversion of electrical signals to physical quantities (Tsuru et al. 2019). Hence, it works as an effective tool for enhancing visibility as well as determining the position of poorly visible aquatic organisms with great accuracy.

Kayak Fish finder And Its Functioning

Fish finder and its functioning

This picture depicts the functioning principle of kayak Fish finder in searching for fish by depending upon their position or depth under the water level. In operation, an electrical impulse is emitted from the transmitter, which is converted into sound waves by the transducer and then sent to water. The wave strikes the target bodies under water and is reflected back. Then it shows the size and shape of the body on the screen of the device.


The activity of fishing is important for the fish industry and for the consumption of aquatic animals in order to fulfill the nutritional needs of humans. Thus, for the improvement of the quality of catching from aquatic bodies such as fish, Kayak fish finder technology is very beneficial as it helps to identify the positions of the fish under the water surface by using its GP System. Moreover, fish finder can detect the location of fish by determining the energy emitted from them with the help of its electrical signals and physical quantities such as force, motion, light.