Keepnet and Weighing Policy

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Nev101

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I am about to start match fishing again after some time away from the competitive scene.

I understand the reasons for limiting carp in nets in matches (ie 10 or 50lb)on commercials, but some clubs do not allow you to put larger carp in a net say over 5lb. What is the correct procedure for having larger fish weighed during match conditions to minimise the time fish are out of the water and time that you are not fishing.

As care for the fish is paramount and time without your bait in the water could be costly, what is the best advice.
 

newies_maggots

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ID SAY..

weighed
witnessed
recorded

added to your overall weight at the end of the match.

possibly weighed, witnessed and recorded by the match ref
 

Peter

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This is the set-up at Rolf's Lake where there is a weigh station behind every 4-5 pegs as the fishery operates a policy of no Carp over 8lbs to be retained in keepnets.
Under the scales there is a dipping tank with a weigh sling in. The way they are used is that you carry your fish up to the scales in the landing net transfer it into the weigh sling in the tank which gives it a dip in a salt water solution then hook the sling on the scales and read weight then carry over to nearest peg to confirm weight then place sling back in tank, write the weight of the fish on the sheet that is kept on a clipboard by the scales then transfer the fish back to landing net and return it to the lake.

It sounds complicated, but works really well in practice.
 
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