Fishing Reminder

Customised Fishing Times
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The Idea

The Idea of creating a website that could automatically remind us of good fishing days came to me one day when I spent another day out on my kayak without a single bite because I was ignoring any fish feeding behaviour and times.

Since I've been following the Solunar Fishing Theory and using Fishingreminder to remind myself about the best times and days for fishing, I have not only increased my catch rate by far, but also the fish are generally much bigger now.

Those days with little or no bites are past. Of course it is not enough to rely only on the Best Times alone, as they are no guarantee that fish will bite.
Many other factors play important parts in wildlife behaviour.
One also needs to consider such factors as tides, the weather, air temperature, water temperature, wind and seasonal limitations.
I added as much information to this website as I could about these additional factors.

This website forecasts the most probable periods of fish feeding activity and will give you a good indication of when to fish.

Fishing Times

The theory for the best bite times is based on the solunar effect on animal behavior.

Many fishermen know that for some reason fish get specially hungry at certain times of the day and night.

According to the Solunar Theory, the peak or major feeding periods occur when the Moon is either directly overhead or underfoot.
The minor feeding times occur during moon rise and moon set.

To work out those times one obviously needs to know the exact time of moonrise and moon set for his favorite fishing spot.

Fishing Reminder will take care of this and all one needs to do is select a position on a map to find the best fishing time.
Fishing Reminder will detect the timezone of the selected location and also adjust times to daylight savings.

Best Days

There are different Theories for the best fishing days in one month.

The old ancient Maori Fishing Calendar for instance has a specific rating for each day of the moon cycle.
The Maori fisherman knew on which days the fish would bite hard and when they wouldn't take even the juiciest bait.
He knew that fish would most likely begin feeding up to one hour either side of the peak feeding times.
He also knew that those peak periods did not necessarily coincide with dawn and dusk (though these were usually also reasonable times)

Other important things he would consider were:

  • greater feeding activity occurred during low-tide peaks then high-tide ones
  • fish were usually hungrier during a spring-tide and just before a storm was due to break
  • barometric pressure had a major effect on how fish were going to feed
  • bigger catches were usually made during the day peak period then during the night one
  • fish usually refused to feed for anything up to 24 hours after a severe storm has passed, then they fed voraciously.

But no matter what the Maori calendar is saying, you must always consider all the other factors including tides, weather, water, wind, temperature, etc.
The smart angler takes all those things into consideration and records them along other details in his log book.

READ MORE - read all about how Fishing Reminder works and how it can help you to improve your fishing!

Fishingreminder is owned and operated by Mark Totzke in Auckland, New Zealand

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