Impact of daylight saving on fishing

I haven't heard if daylight saving has gone through yet, but what's your opinion? Is it a good thing, a bad thing, gives you more time to go fishing after work? More access to peak feeding times in the afternoon?

Just throwing it out there to see what people think.


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pulling pots????

Thu, 2006-11-16 11:08

I dare say a few cray pot pullers will find it tougher to get out there before work. May have to pull the pots after work with a beer and a quick fish for good measure. Sea breeze to contend with though.

I think there will be more chance of the family getting down to the beach for an evening picnic that there was before, but having said that we still need to get the youngest off to bed by 8-00pm which will be prime fish feeding time. No matter what they do I can't win.


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Is daylight saving where you

Thu, 2006-11-16 12:25

Is daylight saving where you wind your clock forward an hour? Sorry I've never lived anywhere where they've done it.

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Me neither

Thu, 2006-11-16 12:37

Cant say I have either Jay. But yeh, Its when they wind it foward an hour. So the sun goes down at 9pm instead of 8pm giving an extra hour of daylight in theory. I would like to see it happen just so I can make up my own mind if it is a good thing or not.


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Daylight saving huh!

Thu, 2006-11-16 12:48

In this half of the world (the top bit) we've had daylight saving for years, so long now no-one can remember why we got landed with it in the first place.
Reasons/excuses used have been;
* "much better for the kids to go to school in the daylight, they can be seen easier by the dozey drivers" so the kids have to go home from school in the dark instead!!!
* "the farmers like it better" when I farmed we just used the sun as a work indicator and never used a clock unless we had an appointment.
* "its better for business" oh yeh who's?? No-one wants to say mine!!

We still have to have reminders in/on the media when the 'clocks change', old and young alike all get it wrong or completly forget it. Thousands of appointments are missed and don't forget EVERYONE has to go around their house/office/cars,etc resetting the damn clocks to - spring forward and fall back--geddit?

The fact is its a bloody shambles, a completly crazy idea IMHO.
If you get landed with it no-one will own up to suggesting it was their idea once you all start complaining in a few years time.

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I think it would be good

Thu, 2006-11-16 13:01

I think it would be good having an extra hour to fish after work but I don't get the whole daylight 'saving' part. I mean, why would you wanna save daylight in summer when the days are already long anyway? Wouldn't you do it in winter when it get's dark at 5.30 lol...

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I'll own up

Thu, 2006-11-16 13:50

I'm happy for it to come in. Put me down as being on the record Mick B.;)



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im good for it

Thu, 2006-11-16 17:16

more daylight the better i reakon

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Thu, 2006-11-16 17:20

I think theres the same amount of daylight street, you just dont have to get up at 4am to utilise it. ;) You can get up at 5 instead.


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yeah of course there will be

Thu, 2006-11-16 17:57

yeah of course there will be the same amount of daylight but since most people are in bed during the wee hours it will appear as though there is more daylight because it will get darker later.

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I also have lived in the UK

Thu, 2006-11-16 20:51

I also have lived in the UK were daylight saving is utilised and the change over is pretty uneventful. I didnt miss any appointments, school children were not run over, the elderly and young did not forget enmass. Those that did forget did not suffer any long term confusion, pain or ill consequence as a result. For changing the clocks twice a year throughout an average lifetme you'l get in exchange close to 15 000 hours of extra useable daylight. English summer nights are great.


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it dont really matter

Thu, 2006-11-16 21:35

it doesnt really matter how long you get daylight doesnt make you do anything dont gain anything from wind your clock forward an hour one day and then in 3 months you wind it back.... im from sydney and know wat its go fishing in the gets dark keep fishing...the fish dont care.........
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Thu, 2006-11-16 23:56


YEAH RIGHT , no one is going to drive down the beach just because daylight savings is introduced .

PS daylight savings will NOT affect me in any way and I still don't like it .

I would rather an extra hour in the morning to go for a fish than when the sea breeze has kicked in .

I don't know how we got a booming economy without it all these years .

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daylight saving

Fri, 2006-11-17 01:30

hmmmm....our booming economy is tied to China which uses the same time zone as Western Australia. Our state is part of the biggest time zone in the world used by over 1.5 billion people...where's the business strategy in changing the time?

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Fri, 2006-11-17 07:50

Bring it on, i reckon it would be awesome, espesially for us guys in the pilbara working long hours. The only problem being those 40 degrees plus days.Good for chasing those barra.

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"I would rather an extra

Fri, 2006-11-17 10:44

"I would rather an extra hour in the morning to go for a fish than when the sea breeze has kicked in ."

Lol I dunno about a morning fish, I find it hard enough to get up for work at 6am than waking up when dark to go fishing...

Would be great for the pilbara guys, I'll be working a 7-3.30 day and if daylight savings is introduced than means I'll get a good 4 hours of fishing after work.

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