Wild Trout Fishery Survey

Attention all passionate trout fishers – although some of our Wild Trout Streams are fishing well; as such we need your input to help protect and maintain our wild trout fishery.
Threats to our Wild Trout include increased water and ambient air temperatures, low flows and habitat degradation due to past and present mining and logging practices, and the failure to fence off damaging stock access to streams. In addition to the above, there are bushfires and scouring floods, past human intervention with dams and weirs that influence natural flows and the passage of fish.

Please note
While many of the factors above have negative impacts on all fish, this survey is related specifically towards our Wild Trout Fishery, that is, streams that have self-recruiting populations of Wild Trout that don’t rely on stocking by fisheries with hatchery fish to supplement trout numbers.

We need your views
Your opinions and ideas as trout anglers who fish our iconic Australian Wild Trout streams are of major importance to us at the Australian Trout Foundation so that we can work to further protect these special locations and their fish on your behalf.
Please take some time to share your views in maintaining, protecting and enhancing our Wild Trout Fishery.

Survey Assistance
Please direct any queries to:            
Paul Stolz       via email: secretary@atfonline.com.au   or
Terry George  via email: president@atfonline.com.au 
Thank you for your time to complete of this survey. It is greatly appreciated and the results will be posted on the ATF website and Facebook page in early February. However, the main reasons for the survey is to submit the results to the Steering Committee of the Draft Victorian Wild Trout Fishery Strategic Plan, which is currently open for public comment until end February 2020. If you don’t already have a copy of the draft plan, it is available on the ATF website (here) and we encourage you to also send relevant comments to the addresses therein.

Prize Draw
Trevor Hawkins is an Australian angling and wildlife artist, an avid trout angler who is passionate about our “wild trout” and the habitat in which they live. Every person who completes the WILD TROUT SURVEY will automatically go into a draw to win one of 5 signed donated prints from the selection of Trevor’s wild trout art.
In addition to the above, the angling club that gets the greatest number of members to complete the survey and nominate their club will receive a set of 3 wild trout prints to do with as they please.

To see the prints click here

Survey closes 15th February 2020

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* 1. Your Contact details to go into the Hawkins Prints Draw:

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* 3. What is the Angling Club name?

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* 5. What is your primary method of fishing?

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* 6. What are your favourite Wild Trout Streams (the streams you fish)

  Preferred Wild Trout Fishing Stream  Have not fished this water
Acheron
Buckland
Buffalo
Delatite
Howqua
Jamieson
Kiewa
King
Latrobe
Macalister
Mitta 
Nariel
Ovens
Rose
Rubicon
Steavenson
Tanjil
Tarwin
Thomson
Toorongo

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* 8. How many days do you fish for Wild Trout in a season

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* 9. How do you rate your Wild Trout fishing days over the last 12 months?

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* 10. Would you say the Wild Trout numbers are

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* 11. What is your rationale for the above answer?  Select 1 answer or place comments below.

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* 12. What is the average size Wild Trout caught?

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* 14. If you answered Yes to the above question, what would you consider as a suitable size?

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* 16. Rate the importance of the following Wild Trout Fishery issues:

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* 18. Do you have any further comments on the Wild Trout Strategic Plan for 2020 - 2025?

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