Match Rules

Reel People Match Rules 

1 The bylaws of the Environment Agency must be observed.

2 The water is not to be disturbed before the starting signal except to position keep nets, plumb depth, test float or mix ground bait.

2a Swims must not be fed before the 'all in' signal.

3 No more than one rod/pole may be used at any one time. This also means a separate pole/rod may not be used for cupping in while continuing to fish with the first pole/rod.

4 Anglers may receive assistance beyond their normal capability. But HELPERS MUST NOT FISH for them (at the match officials discretion).

5 Please ensure your swim is clear of litter or line.

6 Fishing from permanent platforms only.

7 Any angler or helper found to be in contravention of these rules may be disqualified and have their membership cancelled.

8 The fishery rules must be ABIDED BY. Including net weight limit.

9 Pike and Zander do not count in Reel People matches

(unless it is a designated match).

10 Your swim! Halfway to the next peg, occupied or not, and halfway across the lake if an angler is pegged opposite. 

No casting/fishing beyond that boundary.

11 No walking around lakes before the start of a match, meet at car

park only (except match officials).

12 KEEP NET LIMITS : No more than 50 lbs in any one keepnet, if a net is between 50 and 55lbs the weight would be knocked back to 50lbs,if the net has more than 55lbs the entire net is DISQUALIFIED.

13 fishery rules regarding fishery only pellets.

Under NO circumstances will members be allowed to use their own feed pellets where this rule is in place, it is not fair on other members and as such anyone found to be breaking the rule will be DISQUALIFIED.

14 Any fish landed outside of an angler’s peg for whatever reason are to be returned to the water immediately and will not count in the match.

15 Rods/Poles must not be left fishing unattended. Members seen doing this will be disqualified from the match.