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    One of the clubs I am in has recently introduced a pegging fee for forthcoming matches on the club waters...……… These are the matches that are club matches for members only. The vets Thursday matches have yet to be decided, they will most likely do most of theirs on commercials now.Six vets have said they are not fishing due to pegging fee. I have been asked to be match secretary again for the sunday matches, attendance on these dwindled last year to the extent they stopped doing them.The club want to try and get them up and running again and generate interest in them, yet they are going to impose a pegging fee. The amount is immaterial , it is the principle. Why should members of the club who have paid their subs be penalized for fishing a five hour match,? as one member said matchmen have to pay a pegging fee for five hours, yet some members can bivvy up for 48 hours and not be charged a pitch fee. Do any other clubs charge their own members to fish matches on their club waters. These matches are members only and are not opens.

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    I read on a club's website I'm a member of that a guy(proud he was)had been bivvied up for four days and caught seven carp from doubles to mid-twenties,wtf,as you say a peg fee is a bit steep for members of the club to put up,maybe the vets ought to just turn up and have a knock up...

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    The thought of a knock up has crossed my mind, we cant use keepnets except in club matches
    so it would have to be done by the number of fish caught. another option is to put them put them all on a commercial the club rents a pool off, as far as I am aware a pegging fee could not be implemented on there. We could book the matches on a rival clubs water for 3 quid per match peg fee and have better fishing.

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    What exactly is the rationale behind the club introducing the pegging fee? I've never heard of a club charging a pegging fee to its own members. Different ball game if the match were open to non-members. Without any insight into the thoughts of the committee, you have to wonder if they don't really want any matches on their waters.

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    I have posted on the club forum "If the club are charging Peg fees for members to fish matches on their own waters, Are the club going to be renting the waters out for outside match bookings " I have had no reply yet. the club used to have a thriving match section, entering the nationals, winter and summer leagues, The winner of a club series used to be entered into The King of Clubs match in Ireland, this was pid for by the club.
    Over the years the matches seem to have dwindled at club level,

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    I believe more and more clubs are being run by the 'specimen' side of the sport,unlike years ago when most of the committee were matchmen,so it goes hand in hand that matches are taking pegs up that people can bivvy up in for two days,without matches it would appease a large part of the membership.

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    If all those entering the matches are indeed members of the club, then what is the rationalle for instigating a "pegging fee" . . . amd what happens to the money?

    It sounds, Prima facie, as nothing but an excuse to milk the match anglers of more money to me . . .

    Is this "fee" in the existing club rules?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Jacobs View Post
    If all those entering the matches are indeed members of the club, then what is the rationalle for instigating a "pegging fee" . . . amd what happens to the money?

    It sounds, Prima facie, as nothing but an excuse to milk the match anglers of more money to me . . .

    Is this "fee" in the existing club rules?
    No , it was a committee decision, it must have been made after the last vets/pensioners series of matches, because a lot of those did not know about it being implemented for their forthcoming series. The committee is 99.9% made up of specimen anglers, the other .1% just fishes for anything that swims. I have been asked to go on the committee, I did a spell some years ago and resigned. This is the same committee that brought the bait boat rule in. As for making money off the matchmen I would say they would get 110 quid at the most of the sunday series, and maybe 130 quid off the vets, I have still had no reply over the club renting waters out off the committee. The peg fee money goes to the club, for what purpose I have no idea. Some of the people who fish the matches are bailiffs or waterkeepers who do estates work. We do this without getting expenses for petrol. Most of us get a free licence, The amount of petrol I have put in my car could have for my licence ten times over. Yet we are expected to pay extra to fish our own waters.

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    Just rubbish to me,sound like you have a government official on the committee trying to eke out some more dosh for expenses,winky thing here...

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    "...and clubs wonder why memberships are declining! I wouldn't pay a pegging fee on principle but then again I wouldn't be interested in a match !

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