18 ” hopeful ” anglers graced this newish venue for us in the Monday night league , pegging from the end of the prom along the revetments heading towards Cromer and this was to be a length match so anything over 18 cm counted , with the lack of tings most thoughts I assume would be towards basslets ( well mine were ) and obliging flat fish of sorts .. on to the match itself .. errr well it wasn’t as expected and most struggled to even find a fish and those that did only found a solitary fish or 2 , however there was one or two nice fish caught in the few that were caught with Paul Rickard ( 39 cm sole ) Ameer who’s Paul’s friend ( 34 cm sole ) and Martin wheeldon ( 43 cm bass ) but none of these figured in the top 3 as those were solitary fish for themselves in a length match , top spot on the night was Russell Taylor pegged next to me( I blanked totally ) who gave a lesson in conti style under your feet light line fishing his 9 fish for 218 cm included an eel , sole , flounder and basslets ,Greg Gregory Kiddell managed a sole at 17.8 cm lol , also doing well in the match was Billy Rush who sneaked in 5 fish for 134 cm for 2nd place with , Simon Bone carding 2 dabs for 45 cm came in 3rd spot , as said previously anybody else who carded only had a solitary fish so well done
1. Russel Taylor 30 pts
2. Billy Rush 29
3. Simon Bone 28
4.Martin Wheedon 27
5.Paul Rickard 26
7.Andrew Turk. 24
8= Ian wells 23
8=Neil Haynes. 23
10. Luke Lukeyboy Childerhouse 21
11Will Sprules. 20
12. Leon smith 19
Biggest round 43 cm bass ( Martin)
Biggest flat 39 cm sole ( Paul )
With a strong NW blowing and the waves crashing in, 18 braved the conditions for this match in the memory of NAC member Simon Farrow for whom we held a minutes silence for at the start of the match.
For most there was only one fish on there minds with the conditions as they were, Bass. Unfortunately due to the high tide being 18.30 and the match starting at 19.30 we seemed to have missed the best of the fish with only a few coming out including another one for Ian childerhouse but this time he had to share biggest round as simon bone matched him, both with a 39cm.
With a lack of Bass other fish would be required and it soon became clear it was going to be dabs particularly around me with Ian to my left and Charlie to my right pulling in double sometimes treble shots but with line and reel issues Charlie lost the fish which left ian to take a commanding lead and eventually win the match with 14 sizeable fish 5lb 3oz
Simon bone addded another 8 fish to his Bass to take 2nd spot with 4lb 7oz and despite his line issues Charlie managed 3rd with 8 fish 2lb 12oz.
With all the flat fish coming out it was Dave Mathews who found the biggest with a 32cm flounder.
Ian Childerhouse 30pts
Simon Bone 29pts
Adrian Charlie Needham 28pts
Russell Taylor 27pts
Ben Nicholson 26pts
Leon smith 25pts
Henry Randell 24pts
Kimberley Lawn 23pts
Roger Cunnington 22pts
Dave Mathers 21pts
Luke Lukeyboy Childerhouse 20pts
Neil Haynes 19pts
Billy Rush 18pts
Will Sprules 17pts
Richard Hipperson 16pts
Richard Chapman 15pts
Gregory Kiddell 14pts
Gary Moore 5pts
Second match of the season saw again 17 anglers. We were greeted with a westerly wind and a nice Swell on the water Hopefully a sign that the Bass would be there.
Pegging was done to the right of the car park and everyone was setting up down at the waters edge awaiting for the tide to come in.
As the match started it become clear that the weed was going to be a big issue everyone on there first cast brought in loads and in some cases the weed was even dragging peoples rods over
It wasnt until it started to get dark that the fish turned up with lots of undersize bass about and the usual flats. Not forgetting Roger Cunningtons monster whiting measuring all of 10cm and Neil Haynes with his 28cm sole
As the match went on it became obviouse it was going to be a hard night to find a sizable fish but 8 people did find a few. Especially Ian Childehouse who had the biggest round of a 58cm bass as well as the biggest flat a 33cm flounder
1st Ian Childerhouse 30 points
2nd Neil Haynes 29 points
3rd Luke Childerhouse 28 points
4th Simon Bone 27 points
5th Will Sprules and Greg Kiddell 26 points
7th Adrian Bordianu 24 points
8th Roger Cunnington 23 points
Everyone else receives 5 points
First match of the new season saw 17 anglers grace the shore at Kelling, a lovely warm evening with flat calm sea and a slight wind, expectations were not high but as always its more than just the fishing its the socializing and catching up with everyone after a two month break.
As predicted it was a struggle with undersized dabs and basslets, a cracking mackerel to Russell (which didnt count) and a lovely undersized hound pup, were all taken on various baits. Blanking was expected to be high but as it turned out 14 members managed to card fish, Adrian Bordianu took top spot with 4 fish for 1lb 9oz, closely followed by the Childerhouse men, with Luke beating his dad and taking 2nd place with 1lb 4 2/3oz with 3 fish and Ian taking 3rd place also with 3 fish for 1lb 1 2/3oz.
No biggest round was recorded but biggest flat went to Adrian Bordianu with a dab of 29cm.
Top of tide down there was very little showing, but several members carded in the last hour and some on their last cast, showing again that you should never give up till the final whistle.
Well done to everyone that fished, next weeks match is at Cley, please get your bait orders in early and book in early. Thankyou to all who wished myself and Russell Taylor good luck for our trip to the World Pairs Qualifier in Hampshire this coming weekend , we will do our best.
Adrian Bordianu 30pts
Luke Lukeyboy Childerhouse 29pts
Ian Childerhouse 28pts
Russell Taylor 27pts
Richard Chapman 27pts
Andrew Klimek 25pts
Barry Iseton 24pts
Simon Bone 23pts
Dave Mathers 22pts
Dene Conway 21pts
Gregory Kiddell 20pts
Will Sprules 20pts
Richard Hipperson 20pts
Neil Haynes 17pts
Following receive 5pts