1. Barbless hooks only.

  2. No keep nets allowed except on official matches.

  3. Large carp friendly mats must be used on Runswater pond.

  4. All landing nets and unhooking mats must be dipped in the tank provided before fishing commences, tank situated in the car park.

  5. No Tiger nuts or any other type of nut as ground bait is allowed.

  6. No fires are allowed.

  7. Barbecues can be used but must be on a stand to protect the grass.

  8. Loose feeding with pellets must be kept to a minimum.

  9. No braid to be used.

  10. Dogs are welcome but must be on a lead at all times and mess must be cleared away (this excludes glamping pods)

  11. Please use litter bins provided.

  12. Please dispose of any left over bait in bins provided.

  13. All fish to be returned to the same pond as it was caught.

  14. All anglers must hold a valid environmental agency license.

  15. Any person not complying to these rules will be ask to leave with no refund.

  16. Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult.

  17. Only fishery pellets to be used, purchased on site.


  1. All matches will be pegged down.

  2. In home waters, all the water will be taken and all peg numbers will be put into the draw-bag before the draw commences.

  3. All pool and entrance money will be paid before the draw. On ALL matches only ONE paid draw per angler will be allowed.

  4. No competitor shall encroach on another competitors swim.

  5. As a signal to commence a whistle will be blown. The same signal will be used to call time.

  6. No fish will be weighed that was hooked after the call of time. Any angler playing a fish at “The Call Of Time” be allowed 15 minutes to land the fish. After that, it will not be weighed.

  7. A competitor will have in use only one rod, one line and one hook at any one time, but may have other rods and tackle assembled behind him. All ground-bait may be thrown in by hand or by use of catapults, throwing sticks, swim feeders and bait droppers only.

  8. Competitors MUST NOT ground-bait the swim, but may plumb the depth of the water, test their float, set out their keep-net and wet their ground-bait before the starting whistle.

  9. All fish to be angled unaided except that Junior fishing Club Matches me be allowed assistance to land big fish if needed without risk of disqualification.

  10. The weigh-in will be done by an official of the Club. Any assistance to this official will be appreciated.

  11. A competitor’s peg must not be moved unless he has approached the official running the match for his agreement.

  12. Any complaints must be registered with the match official before or during the weigh-in.

  13. No competitor will be weighed in if there is any litter on their peg, whether it is their own litter or not.

  14. Should any question arise not provided for in the above rules, the same shall be at the match officials discretion.