I like fishing.
- Aug 17, 2007
Interesting point about the rods being classed as set-up if they have hooks attached.
How do the match guys get around having 4/5/6 top kits and 1 or two rods set-up?
This is a misreading of the bylaw. You can have as many rods set up on the bank as you like. The line about 'no hooks' is to do with the use of spod and marker rods, i.e. if you have a 2 rod licence, you can have 2 baited rods in the water AND a marker rod (as long as there is no hook on it) AND you can be spodding bait out as well, perfectly legally.
Buy a rod fishing licence
Rods that aren’t affected by licence limits
Please note the following rods aren’t affected by licence limits unless they have hooks attached:
•spod rods (used to propel bait into water)
•marker rods (used to mark out lines)
Whilst not from the EA, part of the Angling Trust model match rules is:
A competitor shall have in use one rod or pole, one line and one single hook at one time, but may have other rods or poles and tackle assembled for use in position behind him/her, if possible, providing that no such other tackles are baited.