JJCAC Match Group
 
FOUNDING MEMBERS


Patrick Mills
2005 US Open Champion
2003 3V Carp Tourney Champ
patrick
@bankfisher.com
Phone: (815) 280 6702
 


Dara Finnegan
2006 Fish for a Wish Champ
Numerous wins on Irish Open and Club match circuits
Sponsored by Cralusso
Matchgroup@bankfisher.com
 


Trevor Burgess
Numerous wins on UK Open and Club match circuits
Commercial fishery (pay lake) expert
Matchgroup@bankfisher.com
 


Paul Wells
2005 CBA Champion
Match and Big Fish specialist
Sponsored by Biosource Baits and Cralusso
Matchgroup@bankfisher.com

 


The competition rules have recently been split and revised - see below for full details

The JJCAC Match Group is responsible for the organization and running of 'fun' competitive bank fishing events for anglers of all backgrounds and/or skill levels. These events are open to  both members and non-members of the JJCAC alike and feature several optional prize pools for anglers competing in either of two types of event: Carp Only or Carp 'n Catfish Only events (our most common type of activity - both feature an 'easy going' DNR based rule set); and Formal Bank Fishing Matches, fished to a stricter  AMFA based rule set.

   
Outline of JJCAC Competitions
   
Carp Only and Carp 'n Catfish Only Competitions Formal Bank Fishing Matches
(all species)
Designed for anglers familiar with and/or utilizing equipment found in typical US tackle stores Designed for anglers familiar with and/or utilizing specialized match fishing equipment, typically imported from overseas.
DNR based rule set AMFA based Rule set
One or two rods or poles, of any length, may be used simultaneously during competition Only one rod or pole, up a max. length of 13 meters (~42 ft), may be used during competition
Any live, dead or artificial bait may be used (with the exception of live or dead fish). Any live or dead bait may be used (with the exception of live or dead fish).
View the complete set of rules here
Download .pdf file
View the complete set of rules here
Download .pdf file
View the events' prize distribution scheme here
Download .pdf file
 
View the events' prize distribution scheme here
Download .pdf file

Contact and other information

If you would like to learn more about these events, and/or attend one as either a competitor or spectator please feel free to contact Pat or Trev (listed in the left side bar). Further information pertaining to all forms of competitive bank fishing in and around the Chicagoland area can also be found at the following links:
 

Calendar of JJCAC Match Group Events
Check out the dates and times of all JJCAC events here.

JJCAC Match Group Results Page
Check out details on what happened, in terms of the weights of fish caught etc., at each JJCAC Match Group event.

Chicagoland Bank Anglers (CBA)
The CBA organize competitive bank fishing events throughout the Chicagoland area. This site has an active forum for those interested in match fishing.
Midwest Anglers Club (MAC)
MAC also organizes competitive bank fishing events throughout the Chicagoland area, but aimed more at the beginner / novice angler.
Indiana Bank Anglers (IBA)
The IBA organizes a variety competitive and social bank fishing events in and around the Elkhart, IN area. A great bunch of folks!
Midwest Carp Anglers Association (MCAA)
The MCAA organizes a variety of carp only tournaments in and around the greater Midwest. A wonderful organization, founded by Sam Snow.

The JJCAC Match Group page was last updated on Saturday January 30, 2010