CatchIT Department of Statistics

Using CatchIT for Ark trap checks

Please click one of the video links below for a 5-minute demo of CatchIT for entering your Ark trap-check data.

Instructions for using CatchIT (Print Version)

  • Log in to using the username and password that have been emailed to you.
  • To enter your trapline check, use the Enter Data tab. This should be set to the Ark area and your usual line. Choose the correct Date on which the check was made: you'll see a table appear.

  • If a trap has made a catch, select the species from the drop-down menu in the "Catch" column. Just leave Sex and Age blank, unless you know them.

  • The Bait columns on your form should appear with the usual baits that you use. If this is not the case, tick and untick the different baits as needed, and please contact us so we can reset the defaults.
  • When you are ready, click Submit to finish. If you didn't make any catches, simply leave the Catch column blank, but still click Submit. CatchIT will then record that the traps were checked and no catches were made.

  • There is no need to enter Time Taken for Ark checks, but you may do so if you wish.

  • Trapnames in the Ark specify the trap types as well as the locations. Here is the list for Ark:
  • If you have any questions or problems, please contact Rachel Fewster and one of the team will be in touch as soon as possible.

  • CatchIT is data-management software for conservation projects in New Zealand. For questions or comments, please contact Rachel Fewster.