Guildford Angling Society organises several competitive matches throughout the fishing season for both
Senior and Junior anglers. To fish a club match you must book in with our Match Secretary – Steve Thornhill
as certain matches have limited pegs. The draw for all matches takes place one hour before the time stated in the
fixtures list below. Anglers wishing to take part in the matches must be a fully paid up member by 30th June 2018.

The Senior Match Series is made up of 3 legs with a points system in place, prizes are awarded to 1st,
2nd and 3rd places during each round and the winner at the final round presented with a trophy. These matches
are all overnight matches. Junior Matches are also overnight, but with the support of volunteers, again there
are prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places including a trophy for the winner. This is a great learning experience
for the junior anglers and also any amateurs keen to learn more about fishing.

The club is currently looking for someone to organise our River Matches. Any volunteers would be welcome.

For entry details or more information contact Steve on (01483) 826908 or email: [email protected]

*Please note that Brittens Pond will be closed at 7AM on match days.



1. Anglers may only use two rods

2. All anglers must have their own landing net and unhooking mat.

3. All anglers must hold a full Society membership including a night permit with the exception of Juniors for the Junior night match.

4. All carp will count with the exception of crucian carp.

5. All anglers wishing to enter the senior carp cup series must be available for the whole series. Any angler failing to turn up without contacting the Match Secretary 24 hours in advance will be eliminated from the series.

6. The entrance fee for the Senior Carp Cup is £30.00 to be submitted with the series booking form.

7. Pegs for scales will be nominated on the day by the Match Secretary.

8. All fish must be weighed by the nominated scales person only and witnessed by another angler.

9. The Method is banned; this includes any form of paste moulded around leads.

10.Spodding and Spombing is banned in all matches.

11.Anglers are not permitted to be more than three swims away from their rods at any time.

12.Only 1kg of groundbait can be used during any match with the following exclusions; maggots, casters. hemp or trout pellets.

13.Anglers entering into any competition will not be permitted to fish the night prior to a match.

14.Any angler not present at the published draw time will be deemed to have failed to turn up unless the Match Secretary has been contacted before the draw took place. In this case a swim can be drawn on his/her behalf.

15.Guildford Angling Society rules as published in the rule book must be observed at all times. Any angler found to be breaking any of the above Match Rules or the rules of the Society during a match will be disqualified from that match and the series.

16.Any dispute, complaint or other issue not covered by these rules shall be decided upon at the time by the Match Secretary and four other anglers not involved in the dispute. Their decision will be final.