FLEKSI Survey Sheelin Anglers 2022

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Lough Sheelin Anglers FLEKSI Survey 2022

Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has developed a new tool that captures anglers' knowledge and hands-on experience to help track changes in fish stocks and ecosystems. The new method is called FLEKSI, which stands for Fisher's Local Ecological Knowledge Surveillance Indicators.


How FLEKSI works:
  • You are asked to record how many years you have been angling on Lough Sheelin. It is very important that you answer this question as accurately as you can.
  • Each FLEKSI question asks you to compare an aspect of the fishery system ‘NOW’ with how you remember it ‘THEN’, i.e., when you FIRST STARTED angling on Lough Sheelin.
  • The FLEKSI questions request a response on a 5-point scale from ‘Strongly disagree’ to ‘Strongly agree’.
  • Your responses are plotted with those of other respondents to build a picture of anglers' overall perception of how your fishery has changed over time.

FLEKSI provides you with an opportunity to support participatory monitoring and management of this important trout fishery. It acknowledges that local ecological knowledge accumulated by anglers is meaningful and valuable. Lough Sheelin has a long history of collaborative research, with strong ecological changes over the last 40 years, making it an exciting place to see how the local knowledge of anglers can help fisheries management.

Please try to give us your best answer to ALL the following questions.


This survey is anonymous. If you wish, you can provide your contact details at the end of the survey to take part in a prize draw for angling tackle (one €200 voucher and two €100 vouchers to be won), but this is entirely optional.

All personal data is collected, processed and held by Inland Fisheries Ireland in accordance with the provisions of the EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Click here for link to Inland Fisheries Ireland's privacy policy.