Friday 13 July 2012

Archive: Old Maori Calendar - Fishing by phases of the moon

From Saltwater Angling in New Zealand, by R. B. Doogue, page 58. Originally published 1957.

(I have been considering combining whatever sources of 'best fishing' that are currently around, and producing a compiled result from them all. After my fairly minimal analysis today, I'm wondering whether the result will just end up with every day being 'average fishing'...

Comparing the table below against the Angler's Almanac and Bill Hohepa's calendar (although Bill's don't seem to be consistent with moon phases anyway), the only thing that they all appear to 'agree' upon, is that the day after a new moon should be very good fishing.)