Cley Length only match 25/01/16
16 anglers arrived to Cley for the last match of the winter league. It was a crucial match at its very tight at the top. Conditions were a tad bit windy with most anglers choosing not to put up shelters and brave the wind. Just before the match there was a shout from Barry and away went his umbrella to the sea slowly sinking in between myself and Simon. From the off there were fish for everyone but the vast majority were undersize. There were a few good fish recorded including whiting up to 34cm. During the match the wind tried to claim more of Barrys gear by throwing it into the sea but was luckily it was caught in the surf. But this didn’t bother Barry for he still carried on and manged to win the match with 7 fish for 207cm. In second place with 8 fish for 196cm was Kimberley. And taking the last podium was Simon with 7 fish for 188cm. It was a close match between all the placings. Next week we are at Weybourne for the first of the Summer League matches which will also be the First Pairs match. Pairs will be re drawn so if you wish to take part then please let me know so I can add you to the list.
Results of the Winter league placings will be announced very soon.
Also a big thank you to all of you for another good winter league and look forward to the summer league.
1st Barry Iseton 30points
2nd Kimberley Lawn 29points
3rd Simon Bone 28points
4th Richard Hipperson 27points
5th Richard Chapman 26points
6th Pete Hansell 25points
6th Andrew Turk 25points
8th Adrian Charlie Needham 23points
9th Russell Taylor 22points
10th David Aldridge 21points
11th Michael Ranson 20points
12th Billy Rush 19points
13th Andrew Bunn 18points
14th Daniel A Aldridge 17points
15th Ronald de Boer 16points
Monday 18th Jan Salthouse
After the last match at Salthouse we all knew it was going to be hectic and after the weekend storms and rough up who knows what could be thrown up this time. Pegging was to the left of what used to be the car park,there were clear signs along the shingle ridge where the sea had again breached onto the marshes, but the flat calm conditions we were facing meant it would be safe to fish.
From the off everyone was into fish mostly sizable but a smattering of undersized for others as well. With tonight’s match being bait pack it put everyone on a level playing field and it would come down to bait management something which is key if you intend to advance to higher levels or international angling so great practice for everyone and a good opportunity to learn from it.
England junior star Adam Molloy was the outright winner showing that he can not only manage his bait, but can certainly cope under pressure and fish to the best of his ability managing to card 19 sizable fish for 6lb 13oz, in 2nd place was Peter Hansell who again showed his skills at this venue and managed 17 fish for 5lb 14oz. 3rd place went to the ever consistent and much improved Russell Taylor with 14 fish for 5lb 8oz.
An enjoyable evening had by all with 134 fish caught and returned for over 37lb in fish weight.
Next weeks match is at Cley and is also the last of the season and its still all to play for.
Adam Molloy 30pts
Peter Hansell 29pts
Russell Taylor 28pts
Dene Conway 27pts
Billy Rush 26pts
Gary Moore 25pts
Mike Michael Ranson 24pts
Kimberley Lawn 23pts
Richard Hipperson 22pts
Simon Bone 21pts
Dave David Aldridge 20pts
Iain Molloy 20pts
Ian Copeland 18pts
Richard Chapman 17pts
After last weeks poor match it was a relief for most to be back on the shingle at one of Norfolk’s most consistent venues, Kelling.
We all met as per normal at the gates of Muckleborough Collection, with several members away and some ill, we were down to 15 ready to do battle with hopefully hordes of whiting and dabs and would there be a chance of a codling down near the wreck? Pegging was from cliffs towards the wreck and the winners would no doubt come from near the wreck if any codling were to show.
Specimen hunter and bait digger Gary Moore drew the lucky end peg down next to the wreck and he wasn’t disappointed, managing to card 11 fish for 5lb 8 2/3oz including a nice plump codling of 44cm.
Up at the other end on peg two it was a battle between Dave Aldridge on peg 1 and Dene Conway both finding fish throughout the match , but it was Dene who managed to sneak into 2nd place overall with 11 fish from peg 2 for 4lb 4 2/3oz.
Back up to the other end and peg 14 for Russell Taylor saw him card 12 fish for 4lb 3oz, battling it out with Richard Chapman on peg 13.
Some great battles were had up and down the length of the match and in total 115 fish were caught and released for a total weight of 41lb 13oz well done to all.
With the winter league almost over two matches left will decide the league champion and its very very tight at the top, next weeks match is at Salthouse and will be a bait pack only this will be a total of £10 each and will be dished out at the venue and the last match is at Cley.
Good luck to everyone please book in via the shop as early as possible so we know how many to peg for.
Gary Moore 30pts
Dene Conway 29pts
Russell Taylor 28pts
Adrian Charlie Needham 27pts
Richard Chapman 26pts
Andrew Bunn 25pts
David Aldridge 24pts
Adam Molloy 23pts
Simon Bone 22pts
Kimberley Lawn 21pts
Chris Ditchburn 20pts
Iain Molloy 19pts
Barry Iseton 18pts
Michael Ranson 17pts
Richard Hipperson 17pts
Well , Bacton it was on a lovely Monday evening with a fair old sea running, due to several people being ill or away , our numbers had dwindled this week to 12, but nevertheless we were all keen and eager, most were on the beach and ready by 6:30. Pegging was to the right and we all hoped for a good evening.
As it turned out it took ages to sort out the scores with only two members finding size-able fish, 2nd place went to Michael Ranson who managed to winkle out a slug giving him 0lb 3 1/3oz, first place went to new member Andrew Bunn with two whiting for 0lb 9 1/3oz. Plenty of banter and good humor even if the size-able fish were lacking, on a plus note for those that read the reports there was very little to no weed throughout.
Next weeks match is back at Kelling meet as per normal at the museum gates for 6pm gates will be locked at 6:20 so make sure your on time.
Please book in on here if you are fishing and bait orders please book via the shop.
Everyone welcome so if you fancy a change on a Monday evening pop along and get involved.
Hope this report was quick enough Michael Ranson lol