Saturday, 20 July 2013


A barometer is a scientific instrument used in meteorology to measure atmospheric pressure. It also plays a massive part in my angling as each day after taping the glass I can immediately see what’s happening. I have a banjo type barometer, quite an expensive one and the price can range from around £30 for a basic model to many hundreds of pounds. A basic model is all an angler needs really to see what the atmospheric pressure is, if its rising or falling and if a change means that we have a prolonged spell of high or low pressure pending or if a short storm is imminent. The duration of these spells is measured by the speed the pressure, seen by the needle on the front dial, drops of rises. I’m a firm believer that atmospheric affects makes a huge difference in the way fish feed, with a falling pressure best and a reading below 1000mb coinciding with cloudy humid conditions best, however get a low reading with bright sunshine and blue skies is one that’s not conducive for catching.

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