Match Rules

- Competitors may request assistance with a landing net from the angler either side of himself, such help to be optional on the angler.

- No angler may throw any bait or feed into the water before the all-in is called but may damp their ground bait at their peg. Plumbing the depth is allowed before the all-in, except with a swim feeder.

- No member may fish with more than one rod or pole during the contest, but they may have other rods assembled.

- No more than two hooks to be in use at any one time.

- Obnoxious drugs are barred.

- All fish to be returned to the water dead or alive.

- Members refusing to withdraw their line for bait inspection on request of an Official shall be disqualified and reported to the Committee.

- Competitors exchanging peg numbers after the draw without the authority of the match secretary will be disqualified and reported to the Committee.

- No competitor shall fish the match venue on the day of the contest at anytime prior to the match.

- All matches will be governed by a match committee and all disputes will be settled by them. Their ruling will be final.

- Spinning is barred during a match.

- Treble hooks are not allowed.

- All fish must be retained in a keep-net except fish too large for the net, these may be weighed forthwith and returned to the water. Fish unable to be kept in a net shall not be weighed.

- Game fish and Pike are not allowed, but Minnows and Sticklebacks are allowed.

- Weeding is allowed from the draw until the all-in.