Posted 02 May 2003 - 02:50 PM
I know this is the case in my area as the lights at the wharf bring them in better when there is no light from the moon - due to either clouds or the fact that the moon has not risen yet.
Though I'd share this link on moonrise and moonset prediction.
Posted 14 October 2003 - 04:13 PM
Ive heard alot of comments about the moons & fishing and i just dont get it :blink:
Has it got something to do with tides??
Any one who has any info about this, plz help me out!
Posted 14 October 2003 - 05:45 PM
As for the effect on fishing..................most fish will bite well around full moon...............
Mulloway bite very well on a full moon, but squid dont as far as i know. Snapper are also a very good thing to target around full moon. I think the reason squid dont bite so well is because they prefer little or no tidal movement, so a dodgish tide is good (tides move only once a day and very little movement at that) - do they have dodge tides outside of SA?? I think its only SA, gulf of carpentaria and Gulf of Mexico - but i might be wrong.
And yes it affects tides - as the gravity provided by the moon is what makes tides what tides are. For example, a full moon will bring big tides (moving from about .5m to 2m+) whereas a new moon (remember - no moon) will usually coincide with a dodge tide!
I hope ive answered your question somewhat...........
Posted 14 October 2003 - 06:11 PM
location ,duration of feeding times and depths are all variables affected by moon phase.
Squid tend to be a bit quite on a full moon ( although I and a client bagged out today) but the following days after a full moon when the tides have their greatest difference is when they go nuts.
Some believe squid hunt better at night with the aid of moon light and I tend toeward this theory.
The southwest coast of Victoria also has dodge tides where we on the central coast have 4 in a 24 hr. period..
Posted 15 October 2003 - 01:32 PM
*its weird how the moon affects fishhing
anyway, thanks for the info Nathan & John!
so its better to fish when theres a full moon yeh?
Posted 15 October 2003 - 02:49 PM
I don't reckon it's better to fish for squid during a full moon, at least not at night...a little while back I was fishing for squid off piers 3-4 nights a week, and during a full moon I was catching zilch! Compared to >4 on most other nights.
But I have heard that other fish bite well during full moons.
My theory about the squid is that during a full moon there is enough light around for them to find their prey without using the pier lights, therefore pier catches during this time are down.
That's my 2 cents worth anyway.....
Posted 15 October 2003 - 04:31 PM
The idea of the pier lights being brighter at this time makes good sense to me and I try to plan trips during the new moon. Or plan a trip when the moon will rise after I'm finished - say 1. am.
Unfortunately I cannot say if this actually helps as I have done well and badly on both lit and unlit nights.
I have to keep remembering to update the fishing diary everytime I go and by the time I am 72 maybe I will have figured it out!
Posted 15 October 2003 - 09:34 PM
Posted 15 October 2003 - 09:58 PM
Most people say it is a better time to fish for squid when there is no moon. Squid are attracted to light during the night and the darker the night the easier it is for squid to see the lights of a pier or those of a squid boat.
Even though most people say its better when there is no moon, you can still catch them during a full moon.
Posted 16 October 2003 - 12:07 PM
just wanted to know y everyone got excited when the was a full moon..
thankyou verry much for the info guys..
Posted 21 October 2003 - 03:02 PM
Posted 21 October 2003 - 03:41 PM
If your fishing for fish - its good on a full moon, and the tides are better which gives you an ever better chance, but squid dont generally bite on a full moon at night - not that i target squid a lot at night anyway - find day time much, much better!!
Posted 26 September 2007 - 04:07 AM
I was out tonight with a pretty full moon. The water was really clear and nothing to be had.
I'm thinking it's probably a bad time to fish because there's so much light for them to see, and be seen. More moonlight means more hunting time at night and they've either eaten their fill, found new/other places to hunt, or are hiding from predators (or been eaten themselves already!)
Lots of factors, but there's no disputing the full moon makes for bad night squidding in my mind
Posted 27 September 2007 - 12:24 AM
I have also heard people say the full moon is best for salt fishing and the new moon for fresh water.
A lot of people also agree that the the top 3rd of the rising tide and bottom 3rd of the falling tide during the spring tides is the best time of all.
As you can se from the graph, the strongest current will be from the afternoon to night. The evening, theoreticaly, being the "golden" time.
Personally, friends and I have a set of rocks that we try to go to on cloudless full moons because it seems to bring good bags. On the other hand, I have had big bags of メバルsebastes inermis 3 days after the quarter, theoretically the worst tide to fish.
Also, I got 6 aori last Thursday at Toyohama, Japan. This point is well known in the area and there is a well lit fishing pier. I never went anywhere near the lights and was able to get some good sized ones considering the season. All other sites I have checked, people are moaning about the poor catch this year
Posted 27 September 2007 - 02:45 AM
Interestingly, tonight is the full moon but I was out with no luck or even a sighting at two piers last night (very clear water) and grabbed a few 4 nights ago in similar conditions. One night was top of the high tide, the other was the bottom of low tide... so barely a current on both occasions which may have been an added disadvantage.
Bag limits were relatively easily made just weeks ago, but this string of nights seems to be the exception, rather than the rule this season.
Jigs are cheap, and piers are plentiful. I've enticed 4 others so far into trying their hand at squidding for the first time in the coming weeks, so I'll certainly be out regularly over the next few months.
I'll keep the tides/currents in mind, but my fishing time is only from 10pm-3am on nights I have free from other commitments, so I'll just go when it's convenient and hope for the best.
Posted 27 September 2007 - 09:45 PM
But really it all comes down to local conditions and local knowledge
Posted 04 November 2007 - 12:38 PM
I should turn up around 7-7.30am and probably stay till 1pm.
0.34m Low tide 5:37am
0.77m High tide 12:12pm
4 days before the new moon.
I'd say the only things not going for me are cold water and I'll miss dusk/dawn.
The later Low tide is 0.34m also, and the next High tide is 0.69meters, so I'll be there for the greatest currents.
What else am I missing/forgotten/not taken into account? Based on all the philosophies, legends and scientific observations, it seems to me that I should catch a bagful. I suppose I'll find out on Tuesday
Edited by sodden, 04 November 2007 - 12:48 PM.
Posted 04 November 2007 - 01:25 PM
On the other hand, Wednesday was a mid tide and Thursday was a small tide so it might be on again next week
Posted 05 November 2007 - 11:00 PM
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