Recently a computer program has entered the field of competitive fishing. It promises to be great for anglers, tournament officials, their friends and family as well as provide marine information for fisheries officials and increase survival rates of the fish.
Waiting for the results of a fishing tournament can be about as exciting as watching paint dry. Take it from one who has spent thousands of hours doing just that to get story material or in response to a magazine assignment. Sure it can be fun renewing old acquaintances but sometimes one has to cover several tournaments in a day or has a deadline and editors wanting material right now.
In the traditional tournament the anglers bring their catch of the day to a weigh-in and then they tally the totals to decide the winners. The officials announce the winners. All this takes a lot of time especially with large entry fields. Unfortunately often the crowd goes home and some fish die before the end of the festivities.
Mike Christopher of Dallas, TX points out that the main purpose of fishing tournaments comes in 4 aspects. The primary purpose is a protection of the resource both during the tournament and by supplying data to fisheries biologists to aid in management of the fishery. Secondly is the promotion of fishing ethics while maintaining the third segment safety on the water. And of course it is promote fun in fishing competition.
Christopher provides technical support in the use of iANGLER. The program is available on either the App Store or Google Apps.
iANGLER consists of two components. The web portal handles all aspects of the management of a tournament. These consist of things such as promotion, assignment of crew members, scoring, weather and a live leaderboard. The mobile application which is available to participants and remote viewers handles such aspects of a tournament as registration, logging successful catches, weather updates and the live leaderboard. Continue reading – https://dongasaway.wordpress.com/2016/07/19/fishing-tournaments-and-the-digital-age/
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