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Filtering Catches from your Catchlog using cLog Reader


By selecting ‘Filter Biggest Catches’ from the options menu or pressing F5 you will see the screen below.



  1. The first area labeled ‘Filtered catch list, sorted by size…’ should need no explanation. All catches are sorted from biggest on top to the smallest on bottom, a total weight is given for the catches listed and a sum of the catches is also displayed.


  1. The next section labeled ‘Included venue reference and checksum list, (empty = include all)’ is where you can include venues and pegs to filter catches from. Simply add in reference names or peg checksums separated by a space. After pressing the filter button the list will be updated with catches selected from these pegs or venues. It is a good idea to use checksums only if you are filtering for matches. Simply add all the checksums for a single venue, this is safer than adding a single venue ref if checksum validation is important.


  1. The next section is almost the same as the previous one mentioned, the difference is this section is used to limit the species in the filtered list. Specie names should be added by using the reference name only separated by a space. Don’t be fooled, ‘wels catfish’ will filter out wels because it is using ‘wels’, a space then ‘catfish’ so it thinks that is 2 species. If this section is left blank all species will be included.


  1. The section labeled ‘Exclude catches older than last catch’ can be confusing if you do not understand how the Catchlog works. Each catch has a time stamp and this is a way of using the last catch in the Catchlog as a time marker. If the last catch was caught at midnight December 31st 2004 any catch caught before that catch would be older than the last catch. This setting allows you to exclude catches older than the last catch.


  1. The section labeled ‘Exclude catches this old’ is similar to the previous section with one difference. The difference is that this option allows you to exclude catches that are of a certain age regardless of the age of the last catch. If the last catch is too old for a particular catch log event you would will have a way to find out.



An example of these two settings in use: the Fs Tourney uses this technique to validate catches, this prevents anglers from saving old catch logs weeks in advance or using an outdated Catchlog in general. Before you get wise about changing your system clock, beware that the Fs Tourney has ways of checking for this as well. During Daylight savings time changes this is actually a headache for me but I have ways of manually working around this. With different time zones around the world this technique is far better than using the actual PC time.


  1. This next setting labeled ‘Show this many filtered catches’ is quite simple and straight forward. Select ‘5 Biggest catches’ and only the 5 biggest catches will be shown.


  1. Exclude Float, Leger, Fly and Lure settings are simple too. Check one of these and that style will be excluded from the list.


  1. The ‘Remember Settings’ option was included after finding that I was repeatedly using the same filter options for weeks at a time, check this box and the settings will be ready for you and the list will be pre-filtered.


  1. The ‘Filter’ button is enabled when a change to the settings is made; the ‘Close’ button simply closes the dialog.


  1. Recently added is the ‘Mode filter’, this simply allows you to filter specific mode settings (Pro Mode, Default Mode or both).


If there are any Questions please use the email support option or, email me at cLog Support. I will try to answer any questions that arise. (© 2004)