I had my parents down from Anglesey for the weekend so couldn't get on the bank till Sunday afternoon.
Everywhere is still iced over so I popped down the Avon again, despite my efforts I only managed the one Chub of 3lb 10ozs but this got me thinking about next years challenge and the quickest way of working out a percentage. Now, I wasn't top of the class at maths but got the grasp of enough to get me an 'O' level and this is how I'm working it out.
Fish Record weight: (Chub) 9lb 5ozs
Record weight in ounces: 149ozs
Divide this by 100 gives you 1% of the record weight = 1.49 ounces
Today's Chub weighed 3lb 10ozs
Weight in ounces: 58ozs
Divide this by 1.49 (1% of Chub record weight)
This Chub would be 38.9% of the record weight.
I tried this formula out with a few other species on our list and it seems to work fine so I made a version in Excel ready for the new year.