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Sweepstake Match Rules 

1.    Participants to be at the pool side at draw time unless prearranged with the match official.

2.    The Minimum to constitute a match will be at the discretion of the match official. 

3.    Competitors are allowed 1 rod/pole 

4.    Plumbing the water depth or an unbaited test cast is allowed prior to “all in“ being called.

5.    No pre-baiting allowed 

6.    Keepnets must be dry at the draw

7.    Competitors will have 15 additional minutes to land a fish that was hooked before “all out” was called. 

8.    Competitors fishing area is deemed by an imaginary line between them and the next peg.

9.    Each weigh-in is undertaken by a match official and one other member.


10.    Accidentally foul hooked fish may be weighed.


11.    Any member found trying to intentionally foul hook fish will be disqualified.


12    The club rules apply were there is no contradiction, the match rules take precedence.

13.    The use of floating baits ,blood-worm or Joker baits are not allowed.

14.    The match will start when the match official calls “all in” and end at the call of  “all out”.


15.    Any decision by the match official will be final.


16.    The draw will be a pegged down draw using pegs chosen by the match official


17.    The match duration will be as previously stated unless agreed by the majority 


18.     No fish 5 pounds or over to be kept in a keepnet


19.    The use of a keepnet is allowed during the close season


20.    The match official can nominate any willing member to act as a match official.

Please ensure that you understand all of the above fully before fishing

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