Fishing

  • FishBrain, A Social Network For Anglers, Nets $2.4M

    FishBrain, A Social Network For Anglers, Nets $2.4M

    FishBrain, a made-in-Sweden mobile app and social network for anglers founded back in 2010, has closed a $2.4 million pre-Series A round of funding, led by Northzone and Active Venture Partners. Read More

  • Krablr Raises $5 Million From Sequoia, Scranton Angels

    Krablr Raises $5 Million From Sequoia, Scranton Angels

    Krablr, a real-time crab pricing engine for amateur fishermen, has raised $5 million from Sequoia Partners with Strumpo Kildare and Scranton Angels as secondary investors. The company, founded in 2013 by Stanford Alums Wilson Poney and Paul Paulson Black III, had a seed round of $3 million supplied by Michael Arlington’s CrUnd and Wobbly-Door Ventures in Palo Alto. Read More

  • Augmented Reality-Powered Fishing Reel Toy

    Augmented Reality-Powered Fishing Reel Toy

    So you like to go fishing but have to sit in school or in your office all day? Takara Tomy might have the solution for you: their so-called “Virtual Master Real” [PDF] is essentially a fishing game built into some kind of “electronic fishing reel”. Read More

  • iPhone app review: Flick Fishing

    iPhone app review: Flick Fishing

    Let’s face it: there are a lot of crappy games available for the iPhone. Even 99 cents — as cheap as that is — is more than I’m willing to pay for most games, since I’m unlikely to get even a dollar’s worth of enjoyment from them. Not so with Freeverse’s Flick Fishing. This 99 cent game offers a lot for that very small price tag. In addition to… Read More

  • Why not, DIY edition: Turn your iPhone into a fishing lure

    Why not, DIY edition: Turn your iPhone into a fishing lure

    The is the best use of the iPhone 3G I’ve seen yet. That is, other than using it as a communication device. Some guy, captain-ahab, dropped his phone in a river, rendering it useless. So, in the true spirit of something or other, he decided to turn his once head-turning phone into a fishing lure. A bit of revenge, if you will: that river took you from me, precious iPhone, now I’m… Read More

  • Couch-fishing gets real with this new Japanese robot

    Couch-fishing gets real with this new Japanese robot

    http://blip.tv/play/ih_IiV6J5FQ
    Here comes another robot fish from Japan. Starting today, toymaker Nakajima [JP] ships “Dynamic Fishing”, a toy kit that consists of an angling rod, a lure and a robotic fish. The set is Nippon-only, but If you are interested and live outside Japan, you can order it via Amazon Japan [JP/ENG] for $27 plus shipping. The fish is passably similar to a… Read More

  • Cabela's 'Monster Bass' now available for PS2

    Cabela's 'Monster Bass' now available for PS2

    As the only CrunchGear writer born and raised in Minnesota, I’m pretty sure I got assigned to write this under the assumption that I enjoy bass fishing. Well, I don’t. I don’t really enjoy any type of fishing. I find the smell, the hand-slicing gills, and the lack of reliable internet access or power sources on the open water to be somewhat of an annoyance. Plenty of people… Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    The comments today were thinner than my patience with Paris Hilton, but once again we managed to pick 3 which were above the rest. Also you guys can send an email to commenter at crunchgear dot com with your name, password, and email address in the subject line. If you haven’t done it already. Doing that will set you up with an awesome commenting account which will make you slightly… Read More

  • Great Outdoors: Fishing Gear

    Great Outdoors: Fishing Gear


    Since I’m from New Orleans, that pretty much makes me the only Cruncher who has ever been on a boat. Yea it’s a stereotype, but in this case it’s true — I’m from NOLA and I grew-up fishing. There is good reason for it though, fishing is one of the most relaxing activities on the planet. It’s peaceful and detached and it offers a lot of time to avoid… Read More

  • FishCam Finds Nemo

    FishCam Finds Nemo

    Caroline McCarthy over at CNET’s Crave posts about the Fishcam, a $362 Korean product that can beam back images of fish moving up to bait—allowing fishers to move their line toward them. The device uses a tiny camera attached to a special float and also can store the images on DVD. The British newspaper The Sun has some interesting comments about whether this kills or enhances… Read More

  • Board(Bored)Fisher

    And the winner of the lamest thing I’ve ever seen goes to…BoardFisher! Who would pay $75+ to bungee a crate on their surfboard? Not me! Point and laugh, I did. Lamest Thing Ever [BoardFisher] Read More