Freshwater Fishing Surveys on Stocked Waterways for Better Fisheries Management

Our Mission Is to use Citizen Science to Collect Fishing Data on Waterways Stocked With Native Fish For a Better Fishing Future.

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How a Fishing Survey Can Work For you.


Measure Your Fishery

Ask the questions that are only relevant to your fishery.


Engage With The Community

Encourage recreational anglers to play an active part in managing the lake by completing surveys.


Bulk Data Downloads to Excel

Data is accumulated on each location which can be extracted straight into excel.


Get Immediate Notifications

You can get imediate email notifications when someone submits a survey.


All Groups Welcome

Surveys may be useful to all fish restocking groups, conservation bodies or govt departments. Go to the form below to enquire.


No Fees

There are no fees for restocking groups, no sign-ups, no “Opt Ins” & no holding your data ransom to your program.

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Fishing Survey Advantages

See some how Recreational Fishing Surveys harness Citizen Science – and what the data can do for Your Group.

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Average Sizes

Track your fish size averages.
Which species grow better?


Harvest Rates?

Discover the percentage of fish that are taken or released in your waterway.

Tourists or locals?

Learn Where anglers on your water are coming from.

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Monitor Pest Fish

Track the numbers of Pest Fish in your waterways.
Are they increasing or declining?


Fingerling Survival / Growth

Measure how well your restocking program is going.
Are the fish you release surviving & growing?

Angler Catch Rates

Over time the survey can measure the performance of the fishery.
Are people catching more or less fish?


Community Engagement

Engage with the fishing community to help improve the fishery by completing a survey.
In turn,  data allows your group to share information with the community through website or social media. This raises awareness of your groups work with the wider community.
Use the engagement to recruit new members.

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Image / Video Upload

The surveys can have images or even video uploaded. These can be used to promote your fishery.

Survey Screen Shots

Somerset  Wivenhoe & Atkinsons Dams Survey for the Somerset & Wivenhoe Fish Stocking Assn

Eugella, Kinchant & Teemburra Dams + Pioneers River Weirs survey screen shot for MAFSA

MAFSA Survey Screen Shot

Leslie Dam Screen Shot for the Warwick District Recreational Fish Stocking Assn

Your Fishing Survey Starts Here

Individually tailored surveys to suit your groups requirements

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“After 30 years of being involved with various fish restocking groups & research programs, we knew that we needed a way to measure & monitor the fisheries that we have worked so hard to create. With anglers assistance these surveys are giving us more usable data than anything we’ve ever had before”.

Garry Fitzgerald

President, Somerset & Wivenhoe Fish Stocking Assn

Many thanks to for supporting this initiative.
Ausfish is Australia’s Premier Fishing Forum. Go to

Thank you to Sweetwater Fishing Australiafor supporting this page.
As the name suggests, Sweetwater Fishing is a site dedicated to the great freshwater fish of Australia. Go to Sweetwater Fishing Australia

Data collected from these fishing surveys is for the purpose of evaluating, measuring & monitoring fisheries; primarily waterways stocked with native fish.
The surveys also lend themselves to individual research programs, or fishing competitions.
Data collected is for the individual restocking groups / researchers use. Data collected is not for the purpose of on-selling to 3rd party.
Data may be shared with Fisheries department upon request.