Sky Rigger takes fishing to another level by enabling drone pilots to safely fly a bait or lure out to sea and silently target fish from above.

  • Industrial Design

Sky Rigger is an innovative fishing line release mechanism that allows users to deep water fish while remaining safely on shore. It requires no modifications. Sky Rigger attaches to the legs of a drone, and by using a “drone safe” line release mechanism, it makes rigging the lure or bait a breeze.


Australia has some of the most productive offshore fisheries in the world. However, for many anglers, these fishing opportunities are inaccessible due to the high cost and skill requirement of boat ownership.

With drones becoming an affordable tool for capturing outdoor adventures, it was logical to use drones to make offshore fishing more accessible and safer for all.


Fishing is one of very few intergenerational pastimes. Sky Rigger gives everybody the opportunity to catch the fish-of-a-lifetime in a safe onshore environment.

The value of fishing is as much about catching the fish as it is about sharing the experience and capturing the moment. With the ability to film the experience from a different perspective, anglers will be able to build the legend of the ‘fish that got away’ in a whole new way.


In 2016, Sea Ulcer created waves on social media with their home-made drone fishing rig. Riding this wave of interest, the team at Sea Ulcer partnered with Ingenuity to refine the product and help it meet the requirements of such a demanding environment.

Without the partnership between Ingenuity Product Design and Sea Ulcer, the product simply would not have made it to market.

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