The National Recreational Fishing Survey & supporting investigations

Take part

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

Every participant has a chance in our weekly fishing tackle prize draw worth $600, the monthly travel prize draw worth up to $1.8K and our grand prize draw of up to $5K with your chosen guide or charter! 

(click here for prize draw terms and conditions)

If you haven’t done the National Recreational Fishing Survey yet, please help us out by filling it in. It asks all kinds of questions about your fishing (but not about your fishing spots or your favourite species) so we can build a comprehensive understanding of what fishing looks like in Australia today.

The National Recreational Fishing Survey


If you complete the long version of the survey, we’ll reward you by giving you multiple entries into our amazing prize draws.

If you have done the major survey already, you can get additional entries into our prize draws by completing our monthly surveys — scroll down to find these and get more chances to win…


The 2019-20 summer was challenging for many Australians. This month’s survey asks whether your plans to go fishing have been impacted by bushfires, smoke, drought, storms, floods, Covid-19 or any other events. We’re asking about this to understand the extent to which fishing was one of the activities impacted over the summer, which will help us estimate impacts on businesses that depend on recreational fishing, as well as on the wellbeing of fishers.

Your Summer Of Fishing

Did the events of this past summer impact or impede your fishing plans?

Help us understand how the 2019-1020 summer has affected Australia’s fishing economy and well-being by participating in this short survey. It will only take you 10-20 minutes.

Taking this survey gives you even more chances to WIN in our fantastic fishing prize draws!

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