A special night for the club, with the Joc Goudie Matchmans cup being up for grabs for the first time, 23 anglers graced the shores at kelling with the pegging left and right of the car park but not stretching as far as the wreck to make it as fair as possible for everyone, a minutes silence was held in memory of Joc at the beginning of the match.
This match would be competitive from the off, we just needed the fish to play ball, and we were not disappointed.
Doubles and trebles of good sizes whiting and dabs, along with the odd pouting made for a very enjoyable match with numbers caught and points by the end looking as if we had fished a five hour match to 18cm rather than 3 and a half to size limits.
Down the lower numbers looked like it would be a fiercely fought battle with Simon Bone on Peg 1 , Leon Smith on peg 2, Dene Conway on peg 3 and Russell Taylor on peg 4 all capable of switching up a gear if the fish are there, this battle played out right up until the end and 2 or 3 fish separated them all, other good battles were emerging along the match stretch with Adrian Bordianu peg 13 , Luke Lukeyboy Childerhouse peg 14 and Richard Hipperson peg 12, and the last few pegs were Henry Randell peg 20, Matt Lawes peg 21, Roger Cunnington peg 22 and end peg for Gregory Kiddell, to be fair everyone on the beach had their own battles with members next to them which made for a great match and as usual plenty of banter.
New members tonight were Kieth and Jimmy Shaul (junior) who both managed to card and enjoyed themselves, welcome to the NAC lads.
Anyway onto the top rods of the night, in 3rd place was Dene Conway with 24 fish for 9lb 2oz, 2nd place went to Henry Randell with 25 fish for 9lb 6 1/3oz, but in top spot was Simon Bone with 26 fish for 9lb 14 2/3oz , this clearly shows how one fish can make a difference and battling on to the very end can change your fortunes in any match.
Heaviest round fish on the night was shared between Russell Taylor and Ian Lambert both with cracking whiting of 38cm, and the heaviest flat was shared between 3 , Dene Conway, Dave Mathers and Kieth Shaul all having a 30cm dab each.
380 sizeable fish were carded with a total weight of 142lb 5 1/3oz
Next weeks match is at Mundesley hope to see you all there and maybe an elusive codling or late bass with show.
Full results below
Simon Bone 30pts – 26 fish – 9lb 14 oz
Henry Randell 29pts – 25 fish – 9lb 6 1/3oz
Dene Conway 28pts – 24 fish – 9lb 2oz
Leon Smith 27pts – 24 fish – 8lb 13 1/3oz
Gregory Kiddell 26pts – 21 fish – 8lb 11 2/3oz
Adrian Bordianu 25pts – 21 fish – 8lb 2oz
Russell Taylor 24pts – 20 fish – 7lb 12 2/3oz
Matt Lawes 23pts – 20 fish – 7lb 10 1/3oz
Luke Lukeyboy Childerhouse 22pts – 19 fish – 7lb 7oz
Paul Rickard 21pts – 19 fish – 7lb 6 1/3oz
Adrian Charlie Needham 20pts – 18 fish – 6lb 10oz
Ian Childerhouse 19pts – 19 fish – 6lb 8 1/3oz
Richard Hipperson 18pts – 19 fish – 6lb 1 1/3oz
Dave Mathers 17pts – 15 fish – 5lb 8oz
Will Sprules 16pts – 13 fish – 5lb
Barry Iseton 15pts – 15 fish – 4lb 14 2/3oz
Roger Cunnington 14pts – 13 fish – 4lb 11 1/3oz
Ian Lambert 13pts – 11 fish – 4lb 7 1/3oz
Billy Rush 12pts – 10 fish – 4lb 5oz
Niel Neil Haynes 11pts – 8 fish – 3lb
Jimmy Shauls 10pts – 8 fish – 2lb 8 2/3oz
Kieth Shauls 9pts – 6 fish – 2lb 4oz
Ninian Wharton 8pts – 6 fish – 2lb 2 2/3oz