"Sport, Conservation and Integrity"
Obey and respect the local regulations and conventions that govern fishing in your chosen area.
Purposefully conduct yourself in such a manner so as to minimize any negative impact on the fish’s environment. Being mindful of anchoring and speed restrictions is as important as preventing littering, pollution and habitat destruction.
The angler’s environment should be protected as well as the fishes. Do not indulge in littering, in particular with discarded tackle. Disposal of offal and unwanted bait should be undertaken in a manner that is both environmentally sound and publicly acceptable.
Respect the rights and interests of others especially those other anglers and commercial fishers who are legally participating in the fishery.
Be aware of the relationship between the angler and their quarry and understand that the choice of the individual is important when dealing with a capture.
Respect the rights of property owners including those that exclude access for personal or cultural reasons and negotiate access to waters rather than trespass.
Participate where possible in scientific, educational and community programs that benefit the fishery or recreational anglers.
Fish taken should be killed quickly and should be prepared and preserved in such manner as to minimize spoilage and waste. Where a fish is not wanted it should be returned in such manner as maximizes its chances of survival. Wanton unnecessary destruction of undesired species is unacceptable.