Match Rules

Duration of matches are to be 6 hours.
Each entrant on drawing their peg number shall proceed to that platform and this will be their peg for the match.

No competitor may move or exchange their peg with another.

Each entrant will restrict their activities completely to the boundaries of their own swim. In an extreme situation eg snagged tackle or a snagged fish, an angler must seek permission from their neighbour before trying to remedy the situation.

Each entrant shall have in use one rod or pole, one line and one single hook at one time, but may have other rods or poles and tackle assembled for use in position behind them.

No floater fishing for carp or feeder fishing in matches, waggler or pole only.

Each entrant must retain all fish in keepnets which comply with the relevant EA Byelaws. Entrants must, after weighing their fish, ensure their careful return to the water.

Maximum weight to be held in nets 50lb.

Any carp over 5lb to be kept in a separate net and weighed at the end of the match.

A starting signal will be sounded to acknowledge the start of the match. Before the starting signal no competitor must on any account bait the swim but will be allowed to wet a line, plumb the depth and test the float, mix and wet groundbait, clear their ground of obstructions and position their equipment. A ledger weight may be cast to find depth and distance etc but at no time must the line be left in the water whilst continuing to set up other tackle.

A competitor must cease fishing at the finishing signal. Should they still be playing a fish hooked before the signal is given, they will be permitted fifteen minutes after time has been called to land the fish but must shout “FISH ON”.

At the end of the match, a competitor must remain at their peg until their catch has been weighed unless they have been detailed for weighing duties. Any competitor so detailed must have a witness to the weighing of their own catch.

All fish caught are eligible for weighing. It will be the responsibility of the scalesman to return all live fish to the water after weighing.

Each competitor will be responsible for ensuring the correct weight of their catch is recorded by the Steward. In any dispute the decision of the weigher will be final.
ALL NORMAL CLUB RULES STILL APPLY

CAN PEOPLE WHO WISH TO FISH THE MATCHES PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CUT-OFF FOR LETTING GARY, THE HEAD BAILIFF, KNOW ARE AS FOLLOWS:

SUNDAY MATCHES IS 6PM WEDNESDAY BEFORE MATCH

WEDNESDAY EVENING MATCHES IS 6PM SUNDAY BEFORE MATCH