Ever had your secret fishing spot stolen? Here’s how they probably did it…
- RADAR LOVE
Radar – It’s not just for pinpointing U-boats. Radar can pinpoint your position from the horizon. If they can see you, they know your latitude and longitude. When you weigh the anchor and sneak away with a haul of jewies like nothing happened, your nemesis will be in there sniffing around like a horny hound, all over your sacred site.
- SECRETS FOR SLABS
They find out where you get your boat serviced. Then they get sweet with the apprentice technician. A few slabs of beer will get them all the GPS marks they’ll ever need – and you’ll be none the wiser. Yep, it’s happened plenty of times. Some charter operators are known to take their chart cards out prior to a service. Smart move.
- THE OLD-SCHOOL SUCKER PUNCH
They might even use the old-fashioned way, cross-triangulating your position by lining up landmarks behind you, then working over the ground until the two positions simultaneously line up. It’s the old-school sucker punch with no gadgets required – sayonara secret spot.
- POCKET POSITIONING
When you take your “mates” out on your boat and the sounder lights up with all those fish, notice how they dive into their pocket? No, they’re not slaying the sausage at the thought of a 6kg snapper – they’re marking your GPS position on their mobile phone. Too easy. Mobile-jamming device anyone? Of course not, that’s illegal.
- SCREENSHOT FLOPS
When you post your screenshots to Facebook or send them to The Captain, everyone can see your One Direction playlist on your Sonic Hub and they can also see your GPS marks on the LAT and LONG readings. Rookie error.
- FAMILY TIES
They marry your daughter. Game over.