NAC Match Report Walcott 1st April 2019

Its been a tough few months fishing on the Mondays with cold nights, rough weather and sometimes a distinct lack of fish, one thing that has kept everyone going is the banter and the general socializing before,during and after each match even when the fishing isn’t at its best, Mondays match saw 14 members turn up to fish Walcott a venue we haven’t been able to fish for a few years now due to lack of beach and steps down, pegging was left and right of the bend, with a slight sea running it looked perfect conditions for bass with several already being reported along this stretch. It was pleasant to start a match in daylight for a change and heralds the start of the spring for us. It soon became apparent that we were in for another greuller with pin whiting being the mainstay, along with undersized schoolie bass and dabs. Top rod on the night managing to winkle out 4 fish was John Catchpole with 3 whiting all around the 30cm mark and a nice dogfish at 56cm giving him 2lb 11 1/3oz, next to him on peg 9 was Ninian Wharton taking 2nd place with 3 fish for 1lb 2/3oz, final podium spot went to Dene Conway with 2 fish for 10oz from peg 7, showing this was the bay where the majority of fish seemed to be. Heaviest flat was shared between Leon Smith and Chick Roper both with a flounder at 29cm, and heaviest round went to John Catchpole with his dogfish. Dave Mathers also found a codling could it be the start of the legendary spring run???

Roger Cunnington managed to deep hook his finger and was kindly cared for by Richard Hipperson who managed to get him home so his wife could run him to A&E for removal of offending hook. On this note I would like to ask all members if anyone is First Aid registered to please let me know.

All in all not a very productive night with only 14 sizeable fish being caught and carded between 7 anglers, with 7 only finding undersized, well done to all who stuck it out, the next few weeks should see more dogfish with possible rays on some venues and fishing should improve drastically with more bass moving in.

13th & 14th April see’s the clubs annual fishing festival, so if all members can share and support the event be it for one or both day that would be appreciated.

Full results

John Catchpole 30pts

Ninian Wharton 29pts

Dene Conway 27pts

Leon Smith 26pts

Chick Roper 26pts

Alan Tew 24pts

Simon Bottomley 23pts

Roger Cunnington 5pts

Russell Taylor 5pts

Dave Mathers 5pts

Richard Hipperson 5pts

Paul Grothier 5pts

Graham 5pts

Dylan 5pts

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