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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Local comp rules

    If the comp is under international rules then yes , the rod must be hand held when retrieving flies . As for a local comp then I imagine fishery rules apply

  2. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnhep View Post
    Thanks Bob. Since foul hooking has never been an occurrence I am not sure what I would do. Would welcome opinions on that too.
    In International rules matches fish hooked forward of the eye count. In informal club matches I guess it is up to who ever is the organiser.

    However, you can bet your Sage outfit that sooner or later this will rear its head when two are tied for the lead with an ounce or two in it. One fish hooked in the mouth and one not. See where it's going?

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Local comp rules

    I guess I would allow foul hooked fish. Doubt anyone would admit to it anyway. It's really not that serious of a comp anyway, however the top 2 get a trip to Draycote for the National final. Funnily enough me and the lad who both had the double hook ups are going this year. He got 33 and I got 28.
    Last edited by johnhep; 17-05-2019 at 08:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnhep View Post
    I guess I would allow foul hooked fish.

    I'm no competition angler but Jesus wept! I bet you would count out of season fish too (if such a thing as an out of season fish still exists in the nonsensical world of stocked stillwater fishing).

  5. #15
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    Default Re: Local comp rules

    You are right. No such thing as OOS fish in the venue. Re the foul hooking. I just think it would be hard to invigilate. It's not like people would be doing it on purpose, and as I say, some may not even admit it. Anyhoo it hasn't been an issue so no big deal.

  6. #16

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    It's illegal to keep foul hooked fish in England and Wales, they must be returned. It's basic stuff, we should all know that.

    Freshwater rod fishing rules: Tackle you can use - GOV.UK
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  7. #17
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    Default Re: Local comp rules

    Only the first fish is kept in the comp. I wouldn't expect anyone to keep a foul hooked fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diawl bach View Post
    It's illegal to keep foul hooked fish in England and Wales, they must be returned. It's basic stuff, we should all know that
    Do you know I didn't know that?

    Surely if its a commercial fishery you can have any rules you fancy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohanzee View Post
    Do you know I didn't know that?

    Surely if its a commercial fishery you can have any rules you fancy?
    I'm pretty certain the returning of foul hooked fish law was mainly to deal with the deliberate foul hooking of salmon (and sea trout). As such it does seem a bit of overkill to make the taking of a foul hooked stocked fish in an English or Welsh artificial stillwater an illegal act.

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