Approved Measures

For your catch to be eligible for entry into the Fishing Comp, it must be submitted with a photograph of the captured fish against an approved measure design.

For a measure to be of an approved designed it must have a rigid vertical upright at the 0CM line and be able to measure in at least 1CM increments. You should also ensure it is long enough for your intended quarry (at least 100cm). Measurements must be clearly visible when a fish is placed on the measure. 

The best measure to use for the Fishing Comp is our Official Fishing Comp Measure which is free, you only have to pay the postage of £5.95. This has been specifically designed for the Fishing Comp and can be ordered when you register an account via your account page. There is a limited supply available and they are subject to availability. If you don't have or do not want an Official Measure, below are some examples of approved, alternative measures.

Examples of other approved measures are:

  • Berkley Liar Detector Measuring mat (1.2m)
  • Fox Rage Voyager Unhooking Mat (1m)
  • IFI (Inland Fisheries Ireland) Specimen Measure Mat (2.3m)
  • Snapbaits Exclusive Measuring Mat (1.3m)
  • Ian Golds Match Measure (1m)
  • Tronixpro Match Measure (1m)
  • LACC Lure Anglers Canal Club Measure

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why do I need to use an 'approved measure'?

In line with all other types of size based fishing competitions, a measure specifically built for measuring fish is required. This ensures catches can be measured fairly and in accordance with our how to measure guide and competition rules.

I already own a fishing measure but it is not listed above. Can I still use it?

If your fishing measure has been made by a recognisable brand and has a rigid vertical upright then most likely. Please email us details of your measure (such as its name and what tackle shop you originally bought it from) and we'll let you know if it can be used.

What happens if I don't use a proper fishing measure?

An approved measure if required to ensure a level playing field for all members. Any entries which do not use a suitable measure will be disqualified.