Another excellent turnout for the Norfolk Angling Club with 23 anglers heading across the shingle, fishing Salthouse left and right of what once was a carpark.
With gin clear water and flat calm conditions we all knew it would be a hard match and fish would be scarce, the evening itself was shrouded in a mist but the temperature was warm enough for t shirts until about 9pm a fantastic evening to spend with likeminded people on a beach in the hope of catching a few fish.
Most of the 23 managed to find undersize dabs and flounders including new member Daniel Eagle had over 9 undersize fish, and also missed a couple of good probable bass bites.
Rumours started to filter along the beach that a bass or two had been caught and several sizeable, dabs and flounders. Taking top spot and a first time win for him was Russell Taylor with a 40cm bass for 1lb 5oz, 2nd place went to Iain Molloy who managed to winkle out 3 fish including a 30cm flounder for 1lb 3 1/3oz and 3rd place went to Charlie Needham who while sorting his birdsnest out came under surprise attack from a 37cm bass giving him 1 fish for 1lb 1oz.
In all 16 sizeable fish were caught and returned and 12 angler failed to record a sizeable fish.
Next weeks match is an away one and it would be great to see everyone making the effort to try Gorleston out car sharing and directions will be posted in the facebook group.
1 Russell Taylor 30pts
2 Iain Molloy 29pts
3 Charlie Needham 28pts
4 Eamon Finch 27pts
5 Leaon Smith 26pts
6 Adam Molloy 25pts
7 Dene Conway 24pts
7 Robin E. 24pts
9 Richard Chapman 22pts
10 John Ritchie 21pts
10 Phil Avard 21pts
everyone else to receive 5pts