Insightful Anglers Self Assessment

Angler Details

This information will be used for your angler profile in "My Account" so you can revisit, update and compare your self assessments. Individual personal details will never be made public or given to a third party.

Club Details

Select your Club:

If you are a member of another fishing club or group please advise which club/group:

Your Details

First Name:

Surname:

Date of Birth:

Gender: MaleFemale

Email Address:

State:

Postcode:

Do you own a boat or kayak? YesNo

How many times a year do you fish?

Self Assessment ~ Instructions on how to complete this form

Please read each question and select the option closest to your current level for each particular fishing practice.

YES = Always
MOSTLY = 75% or more of the time
SOMETIMES = Up to 75% of the time
NO = Never
NA = NOT APPLICABLE

Preparing For Your Trip

Do you watch and keep up to date with weather forecasts in the lead up to your fishing trip and modify plans or cancel trips if adverse or unfavourable conditions dictate?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you avoid stainless steel hooks?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you use non-offset circle hooks and crush barbs on your trebles?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you use a knotless landing net?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you seek local or specific knowledge of tides and other potential hazards when planning your fishing trips - both at land and sea?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you notify someone of your fishing destination and estimated time of return?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Is your radio communication equipment in working order, do you know how to use it appropriately?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you select fishing gear that is suitable for the target species to reduce a long and drawn out fight?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you have access to rules such as bag and size limits, local seasonal closures and zoning by taking a fisheries Queensland guide & marine park zoning maps or phone apps with you to ensure you are complying with these rules at all times?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you check to see if a fishing licence or permit is required and purchase one if needed?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you seek permission and follow owners instructions when entering and fishing on private land, structures or marinas?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you plan your trips to include appropriate clothing, footware, sun protection, food and water supply?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you have knowledge of or access to the relevant boating regulations and do you carry the required safety equipment, including radio communication equipment in working order?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

When using a charter fishing service, do you look for one that is certified for high fishing sustainability, environmental and safety standards?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you restrict participation in competitions and tournaments only to those designed to minimise impacts on fisheries resources and encourage best practice fishing methods?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Getting There And Away

Do you prepare your boat prior to launching and after retrieval in a way that avoids unnecessary delays for other boaties?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you actively seek to avoid unnecessary interactions with wildlife to minimises their disturbance?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you dispose of weeds found on your gear and boat so you don't spread them to other fishing spots?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you ensure that chemicals and litter from washing your gear and boat does not enter the stormwater systems?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you take care not to anchor on sensitive coral and seagrass beds?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you use electric motor or drift fish?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you adjust your boating speed to minimise erosion of riverbanks and shorelines from wave action?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you stick to designated/approved roads, beaches and walking tracks?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you respect other users and those whose communities we enter when fishing?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you recognising and respect cultural and spiritual rights and wishes of indigenous people when travelling and visiting land and on water?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

When on the water, do you abide by relevant boating rules and regulations and keep a safe distance from other boats, shore-based anglers, divers and swimmers?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Fishing

Do you avoid crowding other fishers even when they are fishing the spot you intended to fish?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you stay in attendance with your fishing gear and keep close watch for hooked fish?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you make sure raw imported prawns and non-native fish or fish from another catchment are not used for bait?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you restrict bait collection to meet your needs and return any unwanted live bait to the waters where it was collected?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you use wet hands, gloves or a damp cloth, avoid laying fish on hot surfaces and minimise handling when preparing a fish for release and revive tired fish before release?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you keep and make proper use of legal fish if excessive bleeding or damage is apparent?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you immediately kill any fish you keep in a humane manner using a sharp blow to head or iki jime?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you release deeply hooked fish by leaving the hook in place and cutting your line close to the mouth if they can't be kept for consumption?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you only keep enough fish for personal needs and ensure fish are not discarded?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you stop fishing for a particular species if you have reached its bag limit?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

For Net Free Fishing Zones, do you limit your take of barramundi, King threadfin and other good quality table fish to less than the current bag limit per trip and release larger breeding females?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you avoid targeting of fish when their closed season is in place?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you ensure fish longer than 40cm that are going to be released are supported along their length if removed from the water prior to release, including when being photographed?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you record and log fish capture information?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

If you tag fish, do you tag relevant species according to a monitoring plan?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you ensure you have a dedicated rubbish bin and recycle?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you pick up other peoples rubbish?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you kill humanely and dispose of tilapia, carp and other exotic species you catch?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you report fish kills, oil spills, pollution, protected species, habitat destruction, exotic pests/weeds and marine animal stranding/deaths?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you quickly and carefully return any inadvertently caught threatened species like seabirds and turtles?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you respect commercial fishers right to legally fish and not impede on their operations or equipment?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you place the fish you keep on ice and store in an appropriate container (esky) away from sunlight?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you reduce the risk of barotrauma of fish not destined for consumption by avoiding catch and release fishing in deeper water, moving spots when predominantly undersized deepwater fish are caught and dehooking and recompressing fish destined for release using a weight/venting tool?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you fillet fish away from the water and areas used by other people and dispose of fish frames and offal properly and thoughtfully, using designated fish cleaning areas when available?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you avoid waste by reusing fish frames, leftover bait and scraps?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Beyond Fishing - Making A Difference

Do you participate in at least 1 day a year scientific, educational and community programs that benefit the sustainability of our fish resources - like tagging, collecting fish capture information, stocking, participating in waterway cleanup or restoration?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you participate or support programs that provide education or knowledge transfer regarding best fishing practices?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you make an effort to become more familiar with the life cycles of fish and other aquatic fauna?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you report all illegal fishing activities, poaching, theft, blackmarket fish sales and inappropriate animal welfare behaviour to the relevant authorities?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you promote the code of practice for fishing and encourage others to participate in the Insightful Anglers Self Assessment?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Do you calculate your ecosystem footprint and look at ways of reducing it?
YESMOSTLYSOMETIMESNONA

Please Note

ANSA QLD will use de-identified results from all responses to prepare summary reports on fishing practice adoption rates compared to age, suburb and gender for our sector.



This project is supported by funding from the Queensland Government Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and Fitzroy Basin Association Inc.