Fishing Log

Fishing Log

As a keen believer in providing ANY sort of valid info to DoF, I signed up for the VLBP (Voluntary Log Book Program). The way I see it, the more of us that do it, the better will be the data (and therefore information) that DoF can use and hopefully there will be less reliance on opinion etc etc (you know the story LOL).

Anyway, I quickly found out that the Log Sheets, although VERY well designed (and free!) are hard to complete legibly on the water (quickly starts looking like a kiddies crayon session Cry (or one of Sherbs maps Sealed) ).

I'd previously approached Adam about this problem, and being ever helpful, he suggested I request one of the dive slates that DoF offer (and passed on the idea to them that the starter packs that DoF use, should include the dive slate) - I could then use this as a (scratch) field sheet. 

This info can then be neatly transcribed onto the Log sheet and it has the additional advantage of not having to take the Log Book out with me (and therefore risk water damage etc).

However, I wanted to ehance the field sheet to also serve as a fishing log (something I previously have not been perserverent at keeping!)

SO! (Sorry for the long preamble) - here it is.

What do you think? Any improvements you can suggest?

If anybody wants a copy (it's a std MS Word Doc using tables) - just sent me a PM with your email address. Always happy to help out a fellow forum member. Wink

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Colin where do you hand the

Sun, 2008-10-26 11:10

Colin where do you hand the infomation in when you are finished. I wouldn't mind being a part of the VLBP

So many fishing spots. Not enough sickies!!!!!!!

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Information Brodie

Sun, 2008-10-26 11:21

DoF provide you with a number of self addressed replied paid envelopes. So all you have to do is complete the Log sheet in the book they provide you. 

Each sheet is numbered (I presume they keep a register of the range they give you) and there is a self carbonated copy for each sheet. You simply complete the white sheet and tear it out (perferated), pop it in the envelope and post it back.

It's that easy.

The whole process is free, you're providing valuable actual information back to DoF and you get a record of your fishing in a nice little book to boot. I think that's fantastic! Laughing

There's different editions of the book - I have the Ocen Edition. They provide instructions and even a sample sheet.

AND, those that submit them back to DoF are in the chance to win a prize.

How good is that! Tongue out

Here's all the info and images of the Log sheets Brodie:

http://www.fish.wa.gov.au/docs/macs/research/IntroducingLogBooks.pdf

Good on you for showing interest - I think all Rec fishers should use them.

 

Colin Molloy

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Colin

Sun, 2008-10-26 11:29

Cheers Col mate I will definatly be getting the log book. Any info that they get these days has to be a good thing with the threat of fishing bans etc.

So many fishing spots. Not enough sickies!!!!!!!

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Agreed Brodie

Sun, 2008-10-26 11:33

With so many diverse groups and opinions, we recreational fishos can, at times, feel a pit 'disempowered'. Well the Log Books is definately an opportunity to play a part and invest in our future and hopefully contribute to good solid data.

Good on you Brodie! Cool

 

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Thanks Mate

Sun, 2008-10-26 11:37

I have sent an email to Mike Hammond on the web address you gave me and requested the estuary and oceanic books as I do a fair bit fishing up the river and in the peel inlet as well as out deep.

So many fishing spots. Not enough sickies!!!!!!!

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Important Note

Sun, 2008-10-26 11:39

Just remember guys, the sheet I knocked up is NOT a replacement for the DoF Log Books - it's there as a field sheet as I explained.

So, as they say, 'Get with the program' Laughing

How often to get BOTH get something for nothing and provide essential info? Cool

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Log books

Sun, 2008-10-26 11:43

If anyone else wants a log book, just send me your name and address via PM and which edition you would like and I will get them sent for you.

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Thanks Adam!

Sun, 2008-10-26 11:55

Good onya mate! WinkCool

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Thanks Adam PM sent So many

Sun, 2008-10-26 11:46

Thanks Adam PM sent

So many fishing spots. Not enough sickies!!!!!!!

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PM sent Dreamweaver

Sun, 2008-10-26 11:52

So many fishing spots. Not enough sickies!!!!!!!

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Watto

Sun, 2008-10-26 11:56

PM replied and responded to mate Smile

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