The thing about fishing with children is that few have the technique or the luck to catch anything and they tend to be much more interested in the underwater world of their finned friends anyway. The Little Explorer fishing rod makes the experience of amateur angling more about observation and less about interference so that those scaly swimmers can be seen puttering around their natural environment undisturbed.
Unlike a conventional trolling rod, the Red Dot Design winning kid-friendly contraption has no hooks or flies. It does however comprise a handle with a wind-up pulley and a pole with a dangling cord. At the end of the string, however, is a buoy with a video camera inside.
Footage that the lens captures beneath the surface of a pond or lake can be watched live from the rod and even recorded. The Little Explorer fishing rod by Chen Jia-Wen, Chen Wei-Ting, Chen Liao-Hsun, Dai Siao-Ying and Tsai Hui-Jou also lights up for the fisherman's attention when marine creatures approach the camcorder.