Screenshot Anglers is a hot new competition running in the first half of 2017 that is sure to add value to our member’s fishing experiences.

Check out the submissions for 2017!

What is Screenshot Anglers you ask?
Put simply we want you to Search, Snap, Decode & Share your best sounder screenshots with other ANSA QLD members and the wider social media and online community.

Lowrance is our Competition Sponsor for 2017 and the new HDS12 Carbon is the prize on offer!

Competition Rules

Who can participate?

ANSA QLD members are invited to participate in a new competition to share their best sounder screenshots!

Join the conversation exploring how anglers use sounder technology to both find fish and better understand habitat. Sounders are now an essential tool in many anglers’ arsenal and can tell us more than simply if a fish is there or not. Those in the know are now using sounders to better understand and detect many of the associated factors that explain why a fish is where it is and why it may (or may not) be biting.

What’s on Offer?

Enhanced fishing experiences, knowledge sharing amounst your peers – and a if your entry is good enough – a sounder! Lowrance is our competition sponsor for 2017 and the sounder on offer is a HDS-12 Carbon with Totalscan transducer.

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What’s involved?

  1. Open to existing members of ANSA QLD. Why not join now?
  2. Take a photo or two photos and/or a short video of a sounder screenshot (3 photos max). This must be a member’s original work and taken from 1st January 2017 to 30th May 2017
  3. Prepare up to 300 words describing the screenshot
  4. Post it in an online form
  5. Your post will be shared publically on our Facebook page and the ANSA QLD website

Do the screenshots need to use a particular brand or model?

No. Entries are open to members using any kind of sounder and model. Emphasis is placed on how an angler is using the sounder technology at hand to the best of its capabilities and the associated interpretation of the sounder image in understanding the habitat and targeting the fish.

How will the winner be selected? 

Screenshots will be judged on three subcategories:

  1. Quality of screenshot images (1/3)
  2. Description of technical specifications and settings used to get the screenshot (1/3)
  3. Description of the image, including your interpretation and how this information was used to refine your fishing technique and tackle to target fish (1/3)

Who will judge the competition?

Three judges will score each entry from 1-10 on each of the above criteria. These scores will be averaged and the highest scoring entry takes out the prize. Judges will include, ANSA QLD Executive, Representative from Lowrance and a respected fishing personality not currently affiliated with either ANSA QLD or Lowrance. These three judges or their immediate families are not eligible for the prize, but can post entries as examples.

How many entries can I submit?

Two entries maximum per member. We are aiming for quality, not quantity. Those submitting two entries, must submit one of these before 31st March 2017

When do entries close?

31st May 2017

When are Winners Announced?

By 30th July 2017

Why are we promoting this?

A good angler not only catches fish, but uses the tools available to help increase their chances. A good angler uses this technology while exploring and understanding the broader environmental factors contributing to why fish are where they are occupying particular ecosystem niches at a particular time of day, tide, moon phase and season etc. This competitions provides an incentive for anglers to share their knowledge with others and provides opportunity for recognition for those who choose to do so.

Example Entry


Taken while on my general ‘prospecting’ settings for my old 798SI in the Fitzroy River in Rockhampton. 2D sonar sensitivity pretty high, sidescan sensitivity pretty low (8) and range 1-2 times the expected depth, sharpness turned off. While moving around on the electric motor, the conventional 2D sonar showed a few good looking arches, the downscan indicated it was a bunch of smaller fish rather than the few big ones I hoped for, and the sidescan told me where they were (on the left). Hit the anchor lock button and dropped a vibe into them – confirmed they were rat barra!




Entries for 2017 have now closed!