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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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anglers from saving old catch logs weeks in advance or using an outdated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.
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.
Float, Leger, Fly and Lure settings are simple too. Check one of these and
that style will be excluded from the list.
‘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.
‘Filter’ button is enabled when a change to the settings is made; the
‘Close’ button simply closes the dialog.
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.