Fishing Calendar for: January 2022
Maori fishing calendar
Our Maori fishing calendar comes to you courtesy of fishing guru, Bill Hohepa. There’s no doubt the calendar can be a good indicator of days where feeding times for animals and fish will be more intense so it’s worth checking before you plan that next trip.
Here's what Bill has to say:
"The Bill Hohepa fishing calendar has taken information from a variety of historical sources, including Mr Best’s book, together with actual fishing research taken over the past 30 years on when and how long fish bite in relation to the moon phases. There are many variables that contribute to fish feeding habits including the effect of the moon, barometric pressure, water temperature etc, so the calendar is only a guide.
One thing I have noticed though over the years, in particular, is the influence of the tide. It seems to me that the fishing is better on an incoming tide when the moon is waning, and fishing is better on the outgoing tide when the moon is waxing. If you can see the moon, the best time in my experience, is when it is at the 2 o'clock position in the sky"
Excellent means up to 1 hour's good fishing - Good means up to 30 minutes and Poor up to 15 minutes. .
Good luck" - Billy Ho.
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