New Loch Awe SonarChart™ brought to life

New Loch Awe SonarChart™ brought to life

17 December 2013
Loch Awe, the longest loch (lake) in Scotland (UK), has been mapped in great detail for the first time in more than a century. The new charts came about after two enthusiastic fishermen collected sonar data while enjoying their days on the water and uploaded the data to the Navionics server. With this new data, Navionics was able to produce new charts of the Loch, showing amazing, detailed bathymetry that is now available to boaters within Navionics SonarChart™, the new HD bathymetry map layer.
 
David Greenwood, one of the explorers and a keen angler with many years’ experience states, “The new Navionics depth contour chart of Loch Awe is very special. The chart shows the underwater “volcano rock” north of Dalavich which has never been mapped before - it was missed on the last manual plumb line survey of 1902 and only a few anglers are aware of its existence. These offshore shallow areas are often the most productive areas to fish, and being able to troll around them should be more productive for the many trolling anglers. I am absolutely certain that the benefits for any angler or pleasure craft using Loch Awe to pursue their hobby will far outweigh the cost of the Navionics SD card. In conclusion I can honestly say that the fishing prospects for anglers with this new data will rise very significantly in the coming years.”
 
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