Rigging up a Go Pro

I've bought the Super Suit for my Go Pro and am ready to start filming a few of my spots to get a better idea of my sounder vs what's down there but obviously don't want to lose it in the reef.

I am thinking that I'll run the camera on some 100lb shock leader to a swivel and then from the swivel running about 60-100cm of 20lb leader to the sinker so that if the sinker get jammed I can snap it off below the swivel/camera? Is that what other have done or something similar?

Cheers JF


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Thu, 2021-01-21 09:04

I've done the same and the lighter sacrifical leader under the cam is the way to go.

Just be aware that the footage will spin around with any surge or inquisititve fish pecking at the camera.

Also don't forget to put a red lens on so that the colour is more accurate.


For sandy spots just off reef, I've also made a baited camera station out of white poly pipe, a crab bait mesh and a gopro mount bolted to it.


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 Looking forward to your

Thu, 2021-01-21 10:13

 Looking forward to your posts.


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Yeah nice gonna find out what

Thu, 2021-01-21 18:40

Yeah nice gonna find out what type of sand those whiting are sitting on

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Solid first up troll after

Thu, 2021-01-21 20:46

Lol. Solid first up troll after your 11 year slumber 


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Thu, 2021-01-21 20:01

 I would hang a weather vane style piece of metal off the back as they tend to swing around a fair bit.

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 Why 100lb Frost? You trying

Thu, 2021-01-21 22:49

 Why 100lb Frost?


You trying to film light?


Or do you think heavy line might scare the fish off from the shiny fucking camera thing?


Hang it on some heavy line for crying out loud Jacky boy.....


I would like to welcome Chingy to the posting side of this forum website, I think its fantastic he's given Frost a little Pete Mac left jab...


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Classic Tim..bahaa bahha

Fri, 2021-01-22 12:28

Classic Tim..bahaa bahha


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