Who can get involved in the study?


Take part in one of our surveys to enter our prize draws

Every participant has a MONTHLY chance to win their choice of a $400 gift card to BCF, TackleWorld or another fishing-related business of their choice that provides gift card/vouchers, PLUS entry to our grand prize pool of 14 prizes valued at $6,000 in total — even if they’ve already won! 

(click here for prize draw terms and conditions)

All Australians aged 18 or older are invited to take part in the study by completing the ongoing monthly surveys.

  • What if I don’t do any fishing? We want to hear from you! We need people who don’t fish to tell us about the outdoor activities they do, and to tell us why they don’t fish – please take part!
  • What if I haven’t gone fishing for a while? We want to hear from you! You’ll be asked when you most recently went fishing, and why you haven’t gone for a while – this is an important part of understanding when fishing does and doesn’t form part of people’s lives.
  • What if I only fish every now and then? We want to hear from you! Most Australians who go fishing don’t go all the time, and we need to understand the value of fishing for the large number of people who fish every now and then, as well as for those who fish regularly.
  • What if I go fishing all the time? We want to hear from you! The survey will take longer for you to complete compared to others who don’t fish as often – thank you for being willing to invest your time to help us understand the value of fishing for you.

What do I have to do to take part? You can take part by doing the survey online. If you’d prefer a paper copy of the survey, or need assistance, you can call us on 1800 981 499. Everyone who completes the survey can enter the prize draws. There will also be further prize draws for those who choose to participate in follow-up surveys being conducted through 2020. CLICK HERE to learn more about the prizes and the terms and Conditions.

How will the information I provide be used? Your information will be stored securely, and your privacy and confidentiality protected. The study has been approved by the University of Canberra Human Research Ethics Committee (Protocol number 1913). To find out more about how we ensure your confidentiality and privacy, how data will be stored and reported, and how you can withdraw from participation in the study after completing a survey, please download the study information sheet.

The study is funded by the Australian government and the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation.