I don't want to take this thread off track but what constitutes the difference between a float for rod and line fishing and a pole float, genuine question.We as a club took the opinion that as the committee organise the matches then they will be liable for the very large fines if they are caught. How many committee men can spare the 10k. Why people want to try and circumnavigate the rules is beyond me. One of the clubs I help run is a rod and line only club. No pole fishing allowed. Very popular with 20 members and full membership since it started 11 years ago. Yet we have one member who when he joined spent 11 years trying to design a float for the rod that wasn't a pole float but it was everytime. My question was why bother joining then try to bend the rules.