I started experimenting with Solunar
Fishing Tables a while back and noticed how my fishing
success dramatically increased.
But many times I forgot to check my Solunar
Calendar regularly while being too busy at work.
And then just after the best fishing days had
already passed by - I cursed myself for forgetting.
So I decided to write a program that could
calculate and predict the best times and days to go fishing, based
on the Solunar Theory. But most importantly it should be able
to automatically remind me of these times, so that
I wouldn't miss good fishing opportunities anymore.
And that's how Fishing Reminder was
Because Solunar Time Tables alone aren't always
sufficient enough to plan fishing trips, I decided to add more
features such as weather and tides to provide a
good set of information.
Another consideration for creating Fishingreminder
was the hassle of using some existing Solunar
Tables. It always seemed to be a bit overly complicated to
fill out all the required forms to get to the best fishing
times. Many times I had to first figure out the latitude and
longitude of my location, my current timezone offset,
weatherstation id and what not. If I wanted to use Solunar
Calendars from books or magazines I always had to manually adjust
my local time to the published times, depending on my geographic
So my motivation for Fishing Reminder was
to automate all these steps. Fishingreminder
can autodetect each visitors location. It can
automatically find the longitude, latitude, timezone, timezone
offset, daylight saving time, weather station and nearest tide
stations. From these information it can then produce exact
Solunar Tables per location. Of course it is always possible
to change the detected location by simply choosing another location
on the map. Fishingreminder will then automatically update all
Initially I was only aiming to provide an answer
to the question: When to go fishing? But as Fishing Reminder started to grow and
became more and more useful I decided to extend the information
that I want to provide.
It is my goal to answer the following four
questions with Fishing Reminder:
- When to go fishing - Fishingreminder's best
- How to fish - Tutorials
- Where to fish - not yet but coming
- Whats new in the fishing world
- Latest news and Articles
- Autodetection of users location and
daylight savings adjusted timezone
- Best Fishing Times worldwide -
based on users location and Solunar Tables
- NZ Maori Fishing Calendar in
combination with the Solunar Theory to detect best fishing days in
- Monthly Forecast of Best Fishing Times,
- Relevant Weather Information such as
Wind Speed, Wind Direction and Barometric Pressure
- Worldwide Tide Predictions - Tides are
also related to Best Fishing Times
- Fishing News, Tutorials and Articles
Fishing Reminder is now about 3 months old and has
become a frequently used website by many fishermen.
It is regularly sending out email reminders and
received a lot of positive feedback and comments.
There are many more ideas and features planned for
Perhaps one of the most useful extensions will be
a worldwide fishing spot locator.
I work towards the goal of providing a useful set
of information for fishermen worldwide.