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 www.norfolkanglingclub.co.uk.

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

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