Monday 2nd January Weybourne
The match was scheduled to be at the Old High, or rather Sheringham Boulevard fishing from the lifeboat station towards Old High, however, with a 4.9m tide and a Northerly wind and a fairly roughed up sea, it was collectively decided we should move to Weybourne in case of any rogue waves so with safety of club members in our minds we moved to Weybourne, a few pleasure anglers were on the shingle so pegging was to the left of them just past the pipe and n towards the wreck, pegging around a couple of other pleasure anglers.
16 Anglers spread out with Leon Smith drawing peg 1 and having to do the pegging, with a flooding tide this peg should normally produce the goods if fished correctly, by using the advantage of no one to your left you should have a vast area of ground to cover and should in theory win, this is not always the case but an end peg is much sought after in the match world. On to the match the first 45 mins to an hour the wind was howling, the sea was roaring and many could not hold bottom, and it seemed to be devoid of fish and the match seemed to be a general social evening with groups gathering around each other and discussing whether to pack up or carry on, luckily everyone decided to have another cast or two and it soon became apparent that with the wind dropping and the tide pushing up that it was indeed fishable now and most started to find the odd sizeable fish to card, perseverance was the key, rods up high to avoid the crashing waves and holding out for ten or so minutes was crucial to finding the fish.
The top spots were so close tonight with 1 fish in it between them all, but it was Leon Smith taking top spot honours from peg 1 with 9 fish for 3lb 8 oz. , closely followed by Dene Conway on peg 15 with 8 fish for 3lb 2 2/3oz narrowly beating Charlie Needham into third with 9 fish for 3lb 2 1/3oz, so 1/3 of an ounce.
Some snaggy spots were also uncovered with Dave Mathers losing 6 sets of gear and cutting his evening short, but for most it was an enjoyable evening albeit very hard work, well done to all.
In total 78 sizeable fish were caught for 28lb 11oz, with less undersize fish making an appearance and some good-sized whiting up to 33cm
This Friday is the clubs AGM, at Kingswood Activity Centre, in Overstand, please be there for about 6:30pm, all members are welcome even if not having booked food, this is your club so come along and have a chat , put forward ideas and show your support for committee members who work hard behind the scenes, please let the secretary Simon Bone know asap if you will be attending.
The next match is Trimingham down Vale road if unsure where to go please meet at the shop for 5pm, yearly memberships are now due, and will be taken over the next two weeks, if you cant make a match please pop into the shop to renew your memberships.
As always please try and book in early especially your bait orders.
Leon Smith 30pts
Dene Conway 29pts
Charlie Needham 28pts
Luke Childerhouse 27pts
Adrian Bordianu 26pts
Russell Taylor 25pts
Barry Iseton 24pts
Simon Bone 23pts
Dave Aldridge 23pts
Will Sprules 21pts
Ian Childerhouse 20pts
Ian Wells 19pts
Billy Rush 18pts
Dean Gibson 17pts
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