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1. A National Record Chart and rule book
2. Access to Masters
ANSA provides a series of awards that recognise personal achievement.
Masters categories include 6 tackle divisions plus tagging, freshwater impoundment, landbased sportfishing. 
3. Badges and Patches 
Masters patches and 5 to 1 club patches
250 point capture
500 point capture
750 point capture
1000 point capture
boat stickers
car stickers
masters pins
4. Association with a world leader in the recreational fishing industry. 
ANSA is affiliated with IGFA.
Members can claim world records.
5. National Record Charts 
Records recognised in 6 tackle divisions and 8 line classes, and a non line class category and now length only.
Extensive eligible species list including all IGFA recognised gamefish.
6. Diversity in fishing experience
Landbased Gamefishing
Tag and Release
Freshwater impoundment
Landbased sportfishing 
7. Fishing Ethic
The underlying spirit of angling is that the skill of the angler is pitted against the instinct and strength of the fish and that the latter is entitled to an even chance for its life.
8. Conservation Ethic
Tag and Release for scientific purposes.
Revegetation of depleted areas.
Input into freshwater stream flow research.
National Carp Policy.
National Aquaculture Policy.
9. Fellowship within a National organisation
200 clubs across Australia
Visiting ANSA sportfishers warmly greeted by local contacts.
Local knowledge freely passed between members.

10. Representation on peak bodies
Founding member of RECFISH AUSTRALIA
Affiliated with IGFA.
State Branches members of independent peak bodies (where established).
11. Recognition of most meritorious capture - Australia wide.
Winner presented with prize at Annual National Conference.
12. Internet Site
Achievements and ethos available to the world.
Record chart updated regularly.
13. Family
A family oriented organisation.
Women well represented at all levels.
Children welcomed and encouraged. 
14. Functions, conferences, conventions
Open to all members.
Conferences provide interaction between members, politicians and fishing industry.
Conventions provide opportunity for members to fish together and exchange experiences.  
15. Representation to/with parliamentarians.
Parliamentarians at State and National level are ANSA members.
Organisation is respected, providing access to high levels of government.  
16. Active participation in scientific research.
ANSA Research Foundation - providing research opportunities for recreational fishing priorities.
AUSTAG - State tagging programmes established under a National banner.
Catch Effort databases being established
Size/weight frequency data collection. 
Preparing and publishing scientific papers from our own data.  
17. Direct membership
Available to individuals that are unable or choose not to participate in club activities
18. National membership database. 
Be able to provide additional membership services when fully established. 
Direct mail out of newsletters.  
19. Magazine
In house National Newsletter produced regularly.
Copy for each member household.
Member contributions welcome and encouraged.
Viewpoints raised and discussed.
Future directions laid out.
20. Membership Card
Allows individual to be identified as an ANSA member throughout the country.
Already provides for discounts at a number of retail outlets.