SOLUNAR CHARTS INTRODUCTION TO THE SOLUNAR CHARTSAugust 12, 2020
Surfcasting fishing from the beach shore
What is better for fishing, a high tide or a low tide? New moon or full moon? Each fisherman has his own theory in this regard but the majority accept the influence of the moon as a factor to be taken into account.
Apart from the moon, neither do we discover anything new if we state that the dawn and sunset are also moments of great importance for fishing. But in reality this is not always the case. It is not difficult to find a fishing table on the internet or a specialist magazine, and for the most part rarely would we find a consistent and accurate relationship between such points of reference.
So what is the best day for fishing? The answer is simple: too many factors come into play to be able to provide a reliable theory in this regard. For example, if the temperature of the water is too cold normally the fish will appear lethargic. Neither can we enjoy good fishing if the atmospheric pressures showing on our barometer plummet. Although yes, undoubtedly we have all fished well with a new moon or a full moon, and in the final count perhaps we can deduce that on such days we have obtained the best results.
Suddenly, one day, and without any apparent explanation, the tip of our rod started to twitch time and time again, while fish of all species began to avidly bite, gobbling up practically everything we offered them. After a time, the same way it all began, the activity of the fish vanished completely and the waters returned to their earlier calm. These periods we have all experienced in our long fishing careers, during which suddenly the activity of fish increases markedly, are called solunar periods and they form the basis of the solunar theory.