Match Rules

Shadwell Pool – Match Rules: 

1.) Anglers fishing match must arrive 1 hour before start of match for peg draw. 

2.) All Shadwell pools specific rules apply. 

3.) Only one rod is permitted during matches (at discretion of match secretary).  

4.) Only Barbless hooks permitted  

5.) A large carp mat/cradle is mandatory and must be in your possession and ready for use.  

Minimum Recommended Dimensions: 

Depth – 6cm  

Width – 70cm 

Length – 110cm 

(Contact Head Bailiff for further guidance and/or information.) 

 

6.) A Minimum 30” carp landing net is mandatory and must be in your possession and ready for use, to accompany your match landing net.  

7.) Fish safe keep nets must be used – At least one large net (preferably two)  

8.) No Carp to be retained in keepnets – Match Secretary will weigh carp and add the weight to your total.  

9.) There are no restrictions on bait (ground bait volume etc.), except no Bloodworm or Joker. 

10.) For any further information on matches, please contact the Match Secretary Bob Mitchell (07956 697838) 

 

POTOMAC – Match Rules: 

1.) Anglers fishing match must arrive 1 hour before start of match for peg draw. 

2.) All POTOMAC specific rules apply. 

3.) The use of a maximum of two rods is permitted.  

4.) Only microbarbed or barbless hooks permitted. 

5.) A large carp mat/cradle is mandatory and must be in your possession and ready for use.  

Minimum Recommended Dimensions: 

Depth – 6cm  

Width – 70cm 

Length – 110cm 

(Contact Head Bailiff for further guidance and/or information.) 

 

6.) A Minimum 36” carp landing net is mandatory and must be in your possession and ready for use.  

7.) You must fish from the swim you are pegged in and not from any other swim.  

8.) For any further information on matches, please contact the Match Secretary – Bob Mitchell (07956 697838).