Fishing

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Marine weather plays an important part in a fishing trip. Often local marine weather forecasts are unreliable. Why not put PredictWind's Free Forecasts to the test on your next fishing trip. PredictWind will help you plan ahead and decide which of the favorite fishing spots is likely to be better due to wind, wave and tide forecasts.

Often local marine forecasts are conservative and report the expected maximum wind speed over a large region. With a PredictWind forecast map you can see the whole region, and know exactly where to expect the areas of high wind speed to help plan your fishing trip.

Plan with an accurate wind forecast to pick the best fishing location.

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Day Trips

The PredictWind Basic Package is great entry level package for those not venturing too far from home, but want the most accurate marine weather forecast available.

The wind speed and direction graphs utilise the most accurate 1km resolution forecast, and although you cannot see the 1km resolution maps, you can view the general weather situation with the 8km resolution maps.

You can view the Sea Surface Temperature Maps, for your local area so that you can pick the differences in temperature and likely areas for great fishing. These maps are derived from real time data from observations and satellite data and updated every 6 hours.

You can also access this information in text format on your mobile phone at no extra charge.

Getting the wind forecast correct on a day trip will make the trip pleasant.

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In Coastal fishing trips you will need to have a good handle on the sheltered areas dues to wind and swell.

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Coastal Fishing Trips

The PredictWind Standard Package is suited for coastal fishing trips, where you want to see how the marine weather pattern will vary over the whole area. How close are the strong wind areas? Where are the best places for fishing and shelter? Where are the best overnight anchorages? What is the best time to depart? You will be surprised at how viewing a wind weather map will help you plan your trip with confidence.

Free GRIB Software

Use the Free GRIB Software to automatically download the PredictWind 100km resolution GRIB files and display in your navigation package. This tool is ideally suited for retrieving the forecasts over slower wireless internet connections and will ensure you always have access to the forecast when there is no internet connection available.

Sea Surface Temperature Maps

You can view the Sea Surface Temperature Maps, for your coastal trip so that you can pick the differences in temperature and likely areas for great fishing. These maps are derived from real time data from observations and satellite data and updated every 6 hours.

You will have also have access to the PredictWind Mobile Service, so you can get the latest text forecast on your mobile phone at no extra charge even if you don’t have access to your computer.

On the Coastal Fishing Trip view the forecast on the free GRIB viewer to see an accurate wind forecast.

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The wind forecast from PredictWind will give you confidence in your offshore fishing trip.

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Offshore Fishing Trips

PredictWind can provide a 9 day marine forecast using the 100km resolution model for any region in the world. When offshore and away from land effects, it is not necessary to get a high resolution forecast. However you can be assured to get the best forecast available using the same technology that is used to generate the high resolution forecasts. The reduced smoothing in PredictWind’s weather model you will allow you to see wind features that are not picked up by other weather models. In addition we use two data sources for the weather model, to produce dual forecasts for comparison. The closer the wind forecasts, the more confidence you can have in the accuracy for your comfort and safety.

Sea Surface Temperature Maps

You can view the Sea Surface Temperature Maps, for your coastal trip so that you can pick the differences in temperature and likely areas for great fishing. These maps are derived from real time data from observations and satellite data and updated every 6 hours.

Free GRIB Software

Use the Free GRIB Software to automatically download the PredictWind 100km resolution GRIB files and display in your navigation package. This tool is ideally suited for retrieving the forecasts over slower wireless internet connections and will ensure you always have access to the forecast when there is no internet connection available.

Weather Routing

The Professional Package now includes the world's first  online weather routing. Watch the video on Weather Routing. Simply drag the start and end waypoints on the Google map, and the PredictWind server will calculate the fastest route or the most comfortable route for your boat using the high resolution 1km-8km or 100km wind forecasts.  The comfortable route allows you to avoid motoring in strong winds and large swells. You decide your tolerance level, and the PredictWind routing algorithm will do its best to avoid these areas. You simply need to select a polar curve that matches your boat, or customize your own polar curve. There is no software to install, and the optimal path is calculated for both PredictWind forecasts.

The routing algorithm is also clever enough to avoid the land, right down to the 1km resolution level. So now you can can accurately see your optimal route for fishing trips - for Comfort or for Speed.

Reduce Communication Costs

Whilst offshore, getting access to the internet is expensive with satellite communications, and file sizes are limited with SSB radio data services. PredictWind has the ultimate solution for this problem -   Routing service via email .  The same weather routing package is available via email. Simply email your start and end destination waypoints, and the PredictWind server will email back the optimal route for both forecasts. The file size is minimal, and so will be your communication costs!

The free GRIB viewer can display wind, wave, sea temp, rain and cloud.

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