Archive for February 2014

NAC Trimingham Monday 24 Feb 2014

With recent reports of codling and bass showing along the Norfolk coastline and the very recent re opening of Vale Road Trimingham, 25 members assembled ready to do battle on the sand.
Pegging was left and right of the slipway with the majority up to the left, fishing the last of the ebb and the first of the flood to maximise everyone’s chances of finding those fish holding gulley’s, the only negative was the size of the tides and the possibility of weed.

A couple of anglers were already fishing the first bay to the left so pegging started after them. It was nice to peg the beach still in daylight and as usual pre match banter was high. Everyone set off to their pegs and awaited the start; tactics could play a part tonight depending on which species turned up. Rockling as usual started appearing with the odd flounder and the odd sizeable whiting, best flounder of the evening went to Iain Molloy with a cracker at 35cm weighing in at 1lb 1 1/3oz, this being his first fish of the evening he followed up with another at 25cm two rockling and a whiting at 30cm, giving him the top podium spot with 6 fish for 2lb 9oz from peg 13 in the second bay to the left. Second place went to that man again “Tiny” Pete Hansell who had 4 fish for 1lb 14 2/3oz including a sizeable bass, whiting and two rockling. In the frame again and taking final podium spot was David Lake with 3 fish for 1lb 13 1/3oz also including a sizeable bass. Some consistent fishing from Henry Randall and Dean Gibson saw them both record 5 fish each but not enough to contest the top spots.

Lots of undersize codling were also caught many fell to Cain Plumb down on peg one but finding a sizeable fish eluded him apart from the one obliging slug to save the blank. Daughter & junior member Jess Plumb again out fishing her dad, our other junior tonight was Daniel Brown who also managed a couple of sizeable fish and was only 1/3 of an ounce behind his dad Shane.
New members and guest tonight Kelvin Smith, Leon Smith and Pip Perrin, all had an enjoyable evening with Pip managing a credible 10th place out of 25 and Leon 15th, Kelvin managed a few undersize fish but as his first time ever shore angling, the rest of the club will be helping increase his catches over the coming months, again well done to everyone.

All in all another great turnout and another successful match with the majority catching something and great to see one of our venues rebuilt and open again after the storm surge. It seems the bass season is certainly starting early this year with many more fish reported in the nets offshore and all along our coastline, so a longer than usual season is expected with hopefully some good catches over the next few months.

Next week’s match is the Old High again on some very big tides, as always everyone is welcome to come along either as a guest to fish with the club or to join, just register at the tackle shop in West Runton or take a look at the new website

1 Iain Molloy 30pts
2 Peter Hansell 29pts
3 David Lake 28pts
4 Henry Randall 27pts
5 Dene Conway 26pts
6 Dean Gibson 25pts
7 Andrew Turk 24pts
8 Jake Cooper 23pts
9 Jess Plumb 23pts
10 Pip Perrin 21pts
11 Mark Miller 21pts
12 Mark Batson 19pts
13 Steve Smith 18pts
13 Ally Barnes 17pts
15 Leon Smith 16pts
16 Shane Brown 15pts
16 Paul Rickard 15pts
18 Dan Brown 13pts
19 Richard Chapman 12pts
19 Cain Plumb 12pts
21 Ian Gennery 11pts

All others receive 5pts
Bob O. 5pts
Billy Temple 5pts
Kelvin Smith 5pts
Eamon Finch 5pts

NAC Report Weybourne 17th Feb. 2014

Another weather break for the Norfolk Angling Club and another Monday night club match saw 26 members, including 2 females and two juniors and one new member all eagerly anticipating the start.
Pegging tonight was from the pipe towards the wreck with a good 25 paces between pegs, the pegging was done by Duncan Anon who also did a beach clean while walking back to draw his peg, which sets a good example to all anglers and onlookers, well done mate.
A long walk for peg 1 right up past the wreck turned into an even longer walk as Andrew Turk had left the third section of his rod back in his car, only realizing once on his peg and made the walk back in record time.
Our two Juniors tonight were Daniel Brown 12yrs old and Adam Molloy 11yrs old both starting in the club and hopefully proving to their mothers that they can both get out of bed the next morning, both caught a lot of undersize fish and thoroughly enjoyed it, but it was Molloy’s Boy Adam who managed to find a solitary sizeable fish to gain his first points in the league table and beat his dad, well done to you both.
Onto the main match rockling, dabs, and the odd sizeable whiting were being recorded all along the stretch but nothing to set the match alight, Shane Brown had a cracking 32cm whiting which seemed could be the biggest of the night but it was consistent Ian Gennery who topped that with a cracking 38cm whiting down on peg 23 near the pipe area adding to that he also managed two dabs which put him in contention for the podium spots but would it be enough.
Another consistent angler David Lake on peg 8 back in full fitness after his operation had the best bag with 5 fish for 1lb 8 1/3oz or 73pts, giving him top rod honours for the night, narrowly beating Ian Gennery with 3 fish for 1lb 8oz or 72pts for 2nd place overall so not a lot in it between these two.
The final podium spot and her first time in the frame was Kimberley Lawn with 4 fish for 1lb 1 1/3oz, this being her best performance in the league and she put it down to her lucky charm friend who came along for the experience and will hopefully be another new member in weeks to come.
An almost a no pointer for Jake Cooper who’s been having a bad run of late forgot to hand his card in even while collecting everyone else’s luckily at the end the error was spotted and back to his usual 4th place positioning. Our newest member Mark Miller also managed to save the blank with a solitary whiting welcome to the club.
A cracking turnout on a great evening with the rain only really taking hold after the match was completed, 40 sizeable fish were caught and returned and 20 anglers managed to card fish.
The club is now 50+ members strong and is the biggest club in Norfolk growing every week, and with the excellent banter and friendly support it can only get stronger well done to everyone.

1 David Lake 30pts
2 Ian Gennery 29pts
3 Kimberley Lawn 28pts
4 Jake Cooper 27pts
5 Peter Hansell 26pts
5 Paul Rickard 26pts
7 Eamonn Finch 24pts
8 Ally Barnes 23pts
8 Ron de Boer 23pts
10 Charlie Needham 21pts
10 Richard Chapman 21pts
12 Dene Conway 19pts
13 Bob O. 18pts
14 Shane Brown 17pts
15 Mark Miller 16pts
16 Greg Metcalf 15pts
17 Mark Batson 14pts
18 Adam Molloy 13pts
18 Andrew Turk 13pts

All others receive 5pts
Daniel Brown 5pts
Henry Randell 5pts
Campbell Mckenzie 5pts
Dean Gibson 5pts
Duncan Anone 5pts
Iain Molloy 5pts
Steve Smith 5pts

Mundesley 10th February 2014 Report

A trip to Mundesley was the order of the day for the Norfolk Angling Club, and again a new venue for many, pegging was to the right of the slipway with 3 to 4 per bay. A lovely evening with very little breeze and almost clear skies for the most part, Fishing an ebbing tide to give everyone a fair chance at finding the gulley’s and hopefully some codling.
A very slow start was had by most with the odd rockling and dab appearing and of course the usual pin whiting, this all changed in the last hour of the match but only at the far end where 9 codling and a bass were caught, most were just undersize but it was Andrew Turk and Peter Hansell who both managed a sizeable codling along with Peter finding a sizeable bass which was returned to fight another day.
The far bay produced the top 3 anglers on the night with Peter Hansell carding two fish for 2lb 10 1/3oz giving him first place honours. Second place went to Andrew Turk with 1 fish for 1lb 14 2/3, and finally third place went to Mark Batson who managed to scratch out 3 fish for 13 1/3oz. Not the greatest of nights but 18 sizeable fish recorded and what could have turned out to be just another rockling fest turned into some good fishing for this time of year.
Seems to be plenty of 2lb+ codling showing along the coast now with several anglers reporting fish over last few weeks and it can only get better as we approach spring, next week we are again back at Weybourne, as always everyone is welcome to join us.

1 Peter Hansell 30pts
2 Andrew Turk 29pts
3 Mark Batson 28pts
4 Campbell McKenzie 27pts
5 Richard Chapman 26pts
6 Ally Barnes 25pts
7 Shane Brown 24pts
8 Dean Gibson 23pts
8 Paul Rickard 23pts
10 Steve Smith 21pts
11 Ian Gennery 20pts
All others receive 5pts
Jake Cooper
Dene Conway
Trevor Barnes
Bob O.

Monday 3rd February 2014 Report

At the previous match the club had decided to hold a roving match between the coastguard house on the cliff at Weybourne up to the wreck, giving everyone a week to do their homework and decide on the best area to fish to maximise their chances of catching some decent fish.

21 club members arrived at the car park keen and eager to get on their way, with talk of codling under the cliffs and the big whiting still present this seemed to be where the winner would come from and the usual rockling to keep things moving along.

Several of the others had opted for the walk to the wreck end in search of the deeper water and hopefully more fish. The rest of our motley crew decided on straight over with left of the pipe the easiest and quickest place to get some fishing done.

With a big tide pushing in it was anyone’s guess who had made the right choices. Recovering from my weekend travelling I had also decided for a short walk which in hindsight was a mistake, but that’s fishing for you.

First on the card in front of the car park was Paul Rickard who caught two rockling and then a dab with everyone else struggling with pin whiting apart from Kimberley Lawn who managed a dab and Ian Gennery who also had two rockling a little later on, the rockling and bigger whiting appeared to have vacated the close walk area leaving the only option to try and scratch out a sizeable dab, luckily after going on a photo taking walk I came back 30 minutes to find a solitary dab had hung itself and saved the blank for me.

Onto the other area’s as we arrived back at the car park the first group back were from the wreck end with Richard Chapman having had a great session targeting the rockling in the deeper water, giving him 10 sizeable fish for 2lb 10 1/3oz, was this going to be enough or would a codling come from the rough ground when the others returned. Fishing near Richard was Steve Smith who had 4 fish for 1lb 5 2/3oz, other scores in from the wreck end were Charlie Needham with 4 fish for 1lb 2/3oz and from the short walk area Paul Rickard also with 4 fish for 1lb 2/3oz.

As the others from under the cliffs slowly started to return all a little worse for wear after their walk, it became apparent that the wreck end had been the right choice with 6 undersize codling and the odd rockling and several blanks recorded not enough to take the top rod honours away from Richard Chapman. 2nd place then went to Steve Smith and finally we had a tied third place with Charlie Needham and Paul Rickard.

A total of 34 fish were caught with 9 of the 21 members failing to record a sizeable fish. It was nice to see some new faces in the top 3 places again and shows that the club and members are evolving and learning from one another, the rapport and support is second to none and fishing in such great company is a pleasure.

Next week’s match is at Mundesley another venue not yet fished as a club and with things the way they are on the beaches its anyone’s guess what will be the mainstay and who will be top rod.

All are welcome to attend even as a guest and with the club now having 45 paid up members and growing steadily now is the ideal time to come along and join.

1 Richard Chapman. 30pts
2 Steve Smith 29pts
3 Charlie Needham 28pts
3 Paul Rickard 28pts
5 Henry Randall 26pts
6 Mark Batson 25pts
7 Campbell McKenzie 24pts
8 Wayne Brown 23pts
9 Ian Gennery 23pts
10 Jake Cooper 22pts
11 Dene Conway 21pts
12 Kimberley Lawn 20pts
all others receive 5pts
Peter Hansell 5pts
Shayne Brown 5pts
Ally Barnes 5pts
Duncan Anone 5pts
Eamonn Finch 5pts
Trevor Barnes 5pts
David lake 5pts
Bob.O 5pts
Andrew Turk 5pts

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