Match Fishing

Any matches organised by the Association and/or fished on Association waters will be notified on the website, in the local press, and on club notice boards.


  1. All Association and inter-club matches will be for points, with twelve
    points being awarded for first place down to one point for twelfth place.
    Open matches do not count for points.
  2. The Association Match Calendar will consist of a ‘Summer’ and a ‘Winter’
    Shield, the best 10 results deciding each shield, and the best 10 results
    from all point’s fixtures deciding the Association Championship. In the
    event of a tie resulting then the next best results of the tied competitors
    will be taken into account until the tie is resolved.
  3. The ‘Ouse’ and ‘Ivel’ shields will be fished over three legs and be
    decided on a point’s basis. The overall weight from the three legs will
    decide any resulting tie.
  4. All Association matches, except when competitors are otherwise informed,
    will be for five hours duration.
  5. In all Association matches, NFA rules will apply (as amended by these
    Match Rules).
  6. The match fixtures and venues will be the sole responsibility of the
    Match Committee.
  7. Qualification for Association teams will be decided by the current
    season’s points to date, or at the Match Committee’s discretion, where
  8. No matches may be held on Association waters unless organised by the
    Match Secretary and approved by the Board.
  9. Protests or suggestions relating to matches must be logged in writing
    with the Match Secretary and will then be considered by the Match Committee.
  10. All Club trophies are perpetual.
  11. Pools are optional but a mandatory £1 levy per adult angler per match is
    payable towards the cost of trophies and match expenses.
  12. All matches may be subject to change at short notice.
  13. Anyone wishing to fish a match must not fish the match venue the day
    before the said match.
  14. Pike and Zander do not count in matches.
  • Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio)

    Carp have scaleless heads and fully scaled bodies. Dorsal fin long based, free edge concave, a stout spine (with serrated rear edges as first ray) Mouth toothless but with 2 barbels at each side, second one longer. The current UK record is 64lb 14oz (all carp).

  • Chub (Leuciscus cephalus)

    Chub have a large head, a large mouth with almost rubberlike lips, a black/silver to greenish back, silvery sides, white belly, and fins tinged with yellowish red. Size and length varies depending on water. The British record was broken in May 2007 when Steve White caught a 9lb 3oz Chub.

  • The Barbel (Barbus barbus)

    Barbel have elongated bodies, almost round in cross section but flat bellied. Head pointed and scale less, eyes rather small, set high on the sides of the head, lips thick with two pairs of fleshy barbels. The current UK barbel record is 19lb 6oz.

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