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Temperature effecting the fishing coefficient | Category: Feedback and Suggestions

Ahsan 4 years ago

Your fishing formula doesn't take into account the local temperatures which reach to extremes. I have been following your site from 5 years may be. Your site results work excellent from October to March or some times April. Since I used to travel some 500km to reach to the nearest fishing spot and with family too. It costs a lot to plan a 2 day trip. And especially in summer your site results are horribly wrong as the local temperature at time touch around 50C and Over 45C for more than 10 hours of a day. The solar radiation in the area is also very high especially in summer. So do something otherwise the new visitors will be very disappointed, or can have serious health consequences. I can write more on that if you are interested. I have been fishing in that area since 1997.

itsaboat 4 years ago

Most areas have seasonal fishing. Your local temperature is shown on the main page just below the tide chart and solunar clock.

No one decides what the weather will be. The temperature shown on FR is what your local weather station predicts.

If you want the weather to be different and more suitable for your needs, maybe you should contact your local weather department.

itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !
Mark Totzke 4 years ago

It's a complaint we've been hearing every now and then over the years.

Please remember: the solunar times are only part of the equation. Weather conditions, seasonal conditions and local knowledge are equally important.

I cannot include weather and seasonal variations into the solunar predictions themselves as they wildly vary for each location.
Besides that, the weather is not part of the solunar theory.

But I have tried to include as much weather information as possible in the weather charts.
All information on FR should be cross-checked when you plan your fishing trip. Don't rely on only one part of the equation.
Keep a fishing diary, use some common sense and talk to locals to learn more about local seasonal patterns.
You can also post your experiences here in the forum so that others can learn from you.

But having said all that, I've been thinking of ways to adjust the day rating based on weather or temperature before.
It just didn't work out as I wanted. I haven't completely given up on that idea yet. I just couldn't figure out how to do it reliably so far.

a snapper a day keeps the doctor away
Ahsan 4 years ago

Thank you for replying.

There is temperature and other factors mentioned below the solunar clock, but when you want to see the future date a month/s in advance to book other stuff, the table below keeps showing the current weather conditions and temperature.

As a programmer I may suggest that there are temperatures available for few years in history from many sites. If you try it out it should work. And same for other factors.
You may think of superimposing some factors in semi-transparent color without altering the original clock. Or changing star colors may be.

itsaboat 4 years ago

It cannot be done.

You can make a pretty good prediction based on seasons such as winter and summer, and that is it. Even the expert weather people cannot make accurate predictions.

Following the sun and moon and tides and seasons etc is one thing. But weather can literally vary quite a lot over very short distance. Even a few meters can be very different. Many times I have seen rain only meters away. I saw it just a few days ago, poring with rain 20 meters from me.

itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !
itsaboat 4 years ago

There is no person on this planet that can predict weather 1 month in advance !!

They are usually wrong 1 day in advance.

Might I suggest. If you know that seasonal conditions (ie summer) means the fishing will not be as good and the temps will be 45 to 50C and it's a 500km trip...don't go !!

itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !
Mark Totzke 4 years ago

you mean overlaying the historical monthly average temperatures in the forecast tables?

a snapper a day keeps the doctor away
itsaboat 4 years ago

I think that is what he means...But think about...

The historical records show that todays weather is DIFFERENT...Global warming - bigger storms - bigger waves

Basically, historical records cannot be used to predict tomorrows weather because it is changing.

itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !
Mark Totzke 4 years ago

I'll have think about Ahsan.

I don't think historical weather patterns are reliable enough for future predictions, as itsaboat says.
But they could be used to roughly indicate possible seasonal extremes.

But then it also depends on what you are targeting.
For some species and in some regions seasonal temperature extremes might be beneficial for fishing and in other regions they might not be. It is really is very location dependent and hard or even impossible to generalise into a worldwide formula.

Maybe I could add a map of the general fishing season for each country and indicate the season on the calendar.
This could be helpful for people who just get started with fishing or fish in a new country/region.

It's still tricky to say when is the best season for fishing. In many countries you can fish year round.
In New Zealand for example the general best season is in Summer.
But if you want to target certain types, bigger fish or squid, etc you would go in winter, even though it's not the high season.

a snapper a day keeps the doctor away
Boyd Jensen 4 years ago

The results today were right on and the temperature was 76 degrees at the major time. We caught 6 nice trout and all the boats around us were catching fish too. I always check this site before I go. Thanks so much for the information. ?

Lemon Clay 4 years ago

I think the solunar clock is good for what it is,however i think there are to many other factors pertaining to your own area which if its Australia is huge ,i live in the northern rivers of nsw area, this time of year the mullet are running to sea to breed , followed by the luderick and big bream, jew fish are chaseing the mullet run ,australian salmon,tailor and big breeding flathead. I think the best results might be keeping a diary, of past outings, including , solunar prediction ,weather, wind ,barometer ,bait, lures the list is as long as you want to make it, i liked to rock fish so weather,swell size and direction, state of tide for time of day are all factors , but some days are good some bad, thats what attracts me to fishing