NAC Report 25 February Cley
Billy Rush hits the top spot in a 3 horse race!
12 anglers graced the shore at Cley for a length only match, conditions were flat calm and it was hard to believe it was still February. Fish were coming in from the start, with pegs 3 & 4 steaming ahead of those around them, meanwhile further to the right Billy Rush was also using his end peg to great advantage and totaled up a respectable 21 fish for 448cm,taking top spot this week, 2nd place went to Peter Simmonds also with 21 fish from peg 3 440cm and third place went to Dave Mathers on peg 4 also with 21 fish for 409cm, with the top 3 this close we had to recount all scores in case of any mistakes in adding up as can easily happen in the heat of the moment, once this was all done results were clear and very close. Top round fish of the night went to Simon Bottomley with a 30cm whiting and the heaviest flat was shared between Billy Rush, John Harvey , Barry Iseton and Peter Simmonds all with a 26cm dab each.
This Friday and Saturday see’s Jocs memorial match taking place a few spaces left if anyone wishes to fish, if not we will be back on the beach at Bacton for next weeks match.
178 fish were carded plus a lot of undersized as well.
Well done all who fished in what was a very enjoyable match.
Billy Rush 21 fish 448cm 30pts +5
Peter Simmonds 21 fish 440cm 29pts +5
Dave Mathers 21 fish 409cm 28pts
Dene Conway 14 fish 293cm 27pts
Leon Smith 14 fish 284cm 26pts
John Harvey 13 fish 284cm 25pts +5
Simon Bottomley 13 fish 266cm 24pts +5
Barry Iseton 12 fish 258cm 23pts +5
Richard Hipperson 12 fish 250cm 22pts
Ninian Wharton 12 fish 234cm 21pts
Russell Taylor 8 fish for 165cm 20pts
Alan Tew 8 fish for 160cm 19pts
BOTTOMLEY BREAKS INTO THE TOP 3 ON A
AND CALM SEA
With the car park banter in full swing and Holey buckets
borrowed, we set off down the slope to Leon smiths home venue, with the man
himself in the middle, 4 to his right 4 to his left, it soon became apparent
that just carding a fish would be a tall order, and it showed with only 14 fish
carded, 10 of which falling to the top
Again top rod honours went to Peter Symonds with 3 fish, 2nd place went to Leon Smith
with 2 fish, including a 36cm Bass winning him the nights biggest round, which
helped him push Simon Bottomley into a well deserved podium finish with 3 fish.
Biggest flat of
the night went to Dave Mathers with a 30cm flounder.
Again great banter despite the fishing being slow and
well done to all for stick it out in the colder months
Peter Symonds 30pts
29pts + 5
John Catchpole 25pts
Billy Rush. 23pts
Alan Tew. 5pts
Next week the match is a Cley and the running is handed
back to Russell Taylor
TEW TARGETS A ROCKLING AND SYMONDS SMASHES IT WHILE HALF
OF US MAY AS WELL BEEN AT A SOUTH AFRICAN BUS CONVENTION
With 10 booked in and 10 turning up, what could possibly
go wrong 🥴, and
with BAIT forgotten and not ordered the bad luck started for some of us 😉,
lucky for the team, John jenson button was on hand to make a quick dash to the
shop, for fresh bait, and to let the shop cat out. With 5 minutes lost, pegging was done
straight and to the left of the parked cars, minus a coach and master angler,
and fresher than fresh bait delivered directly to the anglers swims(a service
now available from Dene) the match started.
became apparent that it would be a tough evening turning into a bit of a 2
horse race, with only 18 fish carded, 9 of them falling to Peter symonds and
Billy Rush. Peter Symonds eventually coming out on top earning him the match
win, he also had the biggest flat with a 30cm dab, but It was great to see
Billy Rush’s effort rewarded, with the biggest round of the night a 28cm
whitting, 3rd place fell to Barry Iseton to continue his great start. 3 anglers
failed to card on what was a very challenging evening.
Next week sees
the return of the master angler and friends, so it’s not to be missed..
Peter Symonds 30pts +5
29pts + 5
THORBURN FROZEN OUT WHILE MATHERS MARCHES ON TO TOP SPOT
WITHOUT THE AID OF A MASTER ANGLER
With the 50% sale over at Dene’s shop, freezing
temperatures and master anglers missing due to altitude training in South
Africa, it was left to 10 hardy/foolish members to meet at the venues gate 6pm
sharp. After a quick vote it was decided to fish and not tank drive, we set off
to the water, with 5 to the right 4 to the left and Paul Thorburn in Salthouse.
All found it
frustrating evening getting through the smaller fish, with lots undersized fish
turning up, but everyone managed to card least 2 fish, with a total of 49 fish
between the team.
Biggest flat of
the night went to Barry Iseton with a 30cm dab, making him £10 richer and 5
points to the good, biggest round was shared between John Catchpole and Dave
Mathers with a 31cm whiting giving them 2 1/2 points and £5 each.
3rd place on the
night with a 7 fish bag went to Barry Iseton 2nd went to the ever consistent
Peter Symonds with another 7 fish haul pipping Barry by 1 2/3oz, But the star
of the evening was Dave Mathers with 10 fish for a total of 3lb 4 1/3oz.
Well done to all who fished, and welcome to Alan Tew on
his first match
1. Dave Mathers 30pts +2.5
2.Pete Symonds 29pts
3. Barry Iseton 28pts +5
4. Paul Grothier 27pts
5.John Catchpole 26pts +2.5
6. Ian Childerhouse 25pts
7. Simon Bottomley 24pts
8. Billy Rush 23pts
9. Paul Thorburn 22pts
10. Alan Tew 21pts
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