The start of the new season saw 18 anglers venture onto the new beach at Bacton which does look very impressive.
It was nice to see some new faces for the start of the 2019/20 season, a very warm welcome to Emma and Chris Roberts, Neil Rowe, Robert Smith, Nathan Drewery and Jonathan Trivet.
No one really new what to expect from this new beach so we decided to make it 18cm. Some of the club members have fished it in previous weeks and caught Bass so hopes where high there would be a few around. High tide was around 10pm and pegging was to the left of the Red house caravan park, the sea was reasonably flat with the occasional wave crashing on the shore.
The first half of the match did see catches of Bass with Simon bottomley and new member Neil Rowe both recording a 40cm which gave them a share of the biggest round prize.
With quite a few Dabs and Flounders coming out as well it was Jonathan trivit who carded a 34cm flounder to take biggest flat. 3 good size Eels where caught along with the start of the tiny 10cm pin Whiting.
2nd half of the match was a different story, with the weed starting to pick up an hour or so before high, buy the time high tide came along it was unfishable as within 30 seconds of casting out, your line had collected enough weed to fill a wheelbarrow. Fair play to everyone for sticking it out as long as they did but with 15 minutes to go before the end of the match enough was enough and we decided to call it a night.
3rd place went to Simon Bottomley who obviously hasn’t lost his touch over the summer break carding 4 fish, 132pts, 2lb 12oz
2nd place was new member Neil Rowe who also carded 4 fish, 151pts, 3lb 2oz 1/3
1st place was Richard hipperson who managed to find 7 fish, 222pts, 4lb 10oz.
30pts Richard Hipperson
29pts Neil Rowe + 5pts biggest round
28pts Simon Bottomley +5pts biggest round
27pts Dave Mathers
26pts Russell Taylor
25pts Jonathan Trivet +5pts biggest flat
24pts Tyler Rush
23pts Chick Roper
22pts Ian Wells
21pts Ian Childerhouse
20pts Leon Smith
5pts Emma Roberts
5pts Chris Roberts
5pts Nathan Drewery
5pts Martin Wheeldon
5pts Alen Sexton
5pts Robert Smith
5pts Billy Rush
NAC Match Report Bacton 2nd September 2019