Welcome to Stoke-Sub-Hamdon & District Angling Association Rules

Match Rules

1. Competitors must enter their names to Match Secretary by Friday 7pm previous to match. fishing

2. Swims will be pegged before fishing and will be drawn for prior to start.

3. No competitor shall break water with line or groundbait until signal to commence, except to plummet depth.

4. Fishing to cease at signal, but competitors are allowed 15 minutes after end of match to land a fish hooked before final whistle.

5. No competitor shall interfere with or obstruct another competitor during the contest.

6. Keepnets of approved pattern to be used. 2.4m x 450mm minimum.

7. All fish to be weighed alive and to be returned to the water.

8. All fish shall count except TROUT AND PIKE. fishing

9. Competitors transferring swims shall automatically be disqualified.

10. Any dispute regarding swims shall be decided by the match secretary of the day whose decision will be final.

11. Competitors must fish within 3 metres of peg allocated

12. Any competitor using more than one rod or hook at any time shall be disqualified.

13. Any dispute arising shall be referred to Committee whose decision shall be final.

14. No competitor shall be weighed-in with litter at his peg.

15. Any competitor caught cheating will be barred from the Association

16. A qualifying river match cancelled due to river conditions will be declared null and void unless a suitable alternative river match can be arranged.

17. Matches are in general fished to club rules.

18. If any competition is in doubt due to prevailing conditions, full up to-date information may be obtained from the Match Secretary. Pegging fees apply; all pools are optional. At away venues fishery rules strictly apply. Members who want to fish the still water venues but not enter the match are welcome subject to availability, pegging fee and notifying match sec. in advance.