Do you value your Scotland fishing?

Then please participate in this important survey

Dear Supporter,

We would ask for your support in filling in an on-line questionnaire, which is designed to show the value to Scotland of angling. You can imagine how important this information is to us.

The Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group (SCSTG), with support from Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) have commissioned Public & Corporate Economic Consultants (PACEC) to assess the economic impact of tourist* fishing on Scotland rivers and lochs, and the future growth prospects for the sector. *(A tourist is defined as someone who spends at least one night away from home while fishing in Scotland.)

PACEC are carrying out a survey of anglers who stayed away from home for at least one night in Scotland for the purposes of fishing in 2013 – including those who live elsewhere in Scotland.

I do hope that you will be able to complete the first survey. Any information on your involvement with fishing will be invaluable.

The questionnaire can be found here:

Please complete at least the initial “quick” section of the survey, which should take only a few minutes. It would be immensely helpful if you would then complete the full, more detailed survey if you possibly can. This will ask you for detailed information on your fishing activities, including a breakdown of annual expenditure.

If you have any questions, problems, or would prefer to complete a paper copy of the survey, please contact PACEC on 01223 311649, or me using the details below.

If you would prefer us not to contact you again about projects such as this, or would like to be removed from the survey sample, again do get in touch.

It may be that you are asked to complete this survey by other organisations. Apologies for this, as PACEC are using multiple (confidential) membership databases from organisations involved with Scottish country sports. You do not need to complete the questionnaire twice, and they will ensure no ‘double-counting’ occurs later in the analysis of results. We would however appreciate it if you would click through to the survey and let us know that you have already filled in a copy – the very first page of the survey will ask you this.

Please be assured that your identity and all information you provide will remain confidential and your responses will only be used to produce aggregated statistics.

With very grateful thanks in anticipation of your help in this most important survey – it is very much appreciated.

Kind regards,

Hughie Campbell Adamson

Scottish Chairman

Salmon and Trout Association.