Feeling the pressure…

The new issue of Trout Fisherman, out today, contains an article on barometric pressure and its effect on fishing. John Parker recorded periods of rising, falling and static pressure and their attendant catch rates, for each day on which fishing took place at Earith Lakes over a 12-month period.

The demands of space meant that only a summary of his findings for each of the four seasons could be printed in the mag, so for those of you interested in the full picture, his day-by-day data is set out in the tables below. We will be happy to refer any queries you may have to him.

Click on each table to open it in full size.

KEY TO TABLES:

Winter: Dec 21 2013 – Mar 19 2014

Spring: Mar 20 2014 – June 21 2014

Summer: June 22 2014 – Sept 22 2014

Autumn: Sept 23 2014 – Dec 20 2014

Temperature reference:

A – Feeding Prospects Poor – Water temp (deg C) below 4

B – Feeding Prospects Fair – Water temp (deg C) 4 to 6

C – Feeding Prospects Good – Water temp (deg C) 7-10

D – Feeding Prospects Excellent – Water temp (deg C) 11-16

E – Feeding Prospects Good – Water temp (deg C) 17-18

F – Feeding Prospects Fair – Water temp (deg C) 18-20

G – Feeding Prospects Poor – Water temp (deg C) above 20

Pressure:

Rise = an increase greater than 2mb

Fall = a decrease greater than 2mb

Steady = an increase or decrease of no more than 2mb

summer&autumn catch rates winter& spring catch rates Rev1

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