Wind from the East the fish bite least,Wind from the West the fish bite best
is this a harmless ditty with its popularity based more on its rhyme
than strength of fishing advice? Or is it based on the local's hard
earned piscatorial endeavour?
Here is a map of the wind direction of one day I have captured that will help you interpret the wind map in the Weather section
and decide for yourself whether it is indeed a "wind from the East" type of day.
here you can see the wind strengthening over the previous 12 hours and
consolidating from the easterly direction, at a strength that is
unlikely to abate for a while.
So if you subscribe to the wind from
rule meaning fishing will bad, this map will help you
make up your mind as to whether you should go out or not.
Here is the matching wind speed graph.
was taken over the same time period as the wind direction map above, so
you can correlate the two. I would draw the conclusion the wind
speed is picking up and the easterly is very strong and not
likely to stop for quite a while.
Just for interest sake I will
also add the temperature and pressure, also potentially vital
indicators of environmental factors that could influence piscatorial
as you can the glass is falling, though only by 8-9mb in this example, but
who knows what the fish are sensitive to.
The final temperature graph is
related more to fishing conditions for the fishers than fish.
So probably still quite good if you had launched the boat when the readings were taken!!!
I hope the weather info adds pleasure to your fishing endeavours and helps others appreciate the wonderful world around us.