The ANSA rule book and species list continue to be upgraded and altered to suit new fishing methods and techniques. Some of the advances in such tools as braid lines and improved hooks specially made for fish release have necessitated these continuous updates.
Rule changes can only be made every four years, coinciding with a leap year, to prevent unnecessary minor modifications to the rules. ANSA members prefer to go fishing rather than sitting down modifying rules and regulations.
Both the rule book including the species list are in PDF format. Note that the species list has suggested trophy lengths listed and some State branches have different trophy lengths. The lengths do not necessarily match State fishing regulations legal lengths.