Q: I’ve been a boat angler for 20 years and now want to start shore fishing. I haven’t got a clue how to read a tide table, can you help?
DANIEL BREWIN, MANSFIELD, NOTTS
PF says: Tide books contain all of the tides for every day, during each month of the year and are brilliant for planning future trips and collecting bait. Most will give high water (HW) and low water (LW) times along with the size of the tide, usually in metres. So, on Saturday August 5th, 2017, HW at London Bridge will be 00.53am. The next HW on the same day will be 13.21pm and the size of each tide will be 6.3m and 6.4m, so, it’s building up to a spring tide.
There is approximately six hours between HW and LW, depending on the size of each tide.
See page 130 for the latest tide tables.