NAC Match Report Bacton 27th January 2020
With the rain coming down and checks on mobiles ongoing to see if it would rain all night, 11 anglers, with new fisherman Jinxy Burnell joining us, met at Bacton hoping for a bigger catch of sizeable fish than we had seen at Gorleston for the last match of the winter league. The rain continued as we drew Pegs, checked that it would be a ‘length’ match (over 18cm), and as all had arrived on time, we all agreed to start fishing at 6:30pm. Jinxy had the pleasure of being pegged next to Nathan Drewery (Peg 9).
The rain kept on coming as we walked off to our respective Pegs checking the sky for any breaks in the black clouds and checking out the beach for favourable fishing conditions (wave craft?). Wet and cold with a little breeze and with only a slight swell on the sea we all tried, what Ian Wells (Peg 2) declared to me later, to “adopt a positive attitude”
Early signs were a repeat of Gorleston with early catches of whiting being below 18cm as everybody set in for a night of “slim pickings”. The saving grace were the few 19cm Whiting and small Dabs which started to be caught so that we all started to record catches. But still it continued to rain!
A total of 50 fish (1022cm) were finally caught, comprising 13 Dabs, 2 Flounders, 34 Whiting and 1 Rockling, slim pickings but nobody blanked. The biggest round was recorded by Billy Rush (Peg 5) a 29cm Whiting, whilst Russell Taylor (Peg 10) pulled in a 29cm Flounder, well done guys!
Mr “Positive Attitude” Ian Wells (Peg 2) took the No 1 Podium with 9 fish and a total length of 188cm position, No 2 position was Russell Taylor (Peg 10) with 7 fish and a total length of 148cm, and closely behind him No 3 spot was taken by John Catchpole (Peg 3) with 7 fish and a total length of 142cm a difference of 4cm…..so size does matter.
The final Winter league positions will be published shortly, but I predict that the winners name will begin with an ‘Ian’. The Summer League (mmm’ should think of a better name) kicks off with a trip to Mundersley on 3rd February 2020, see you there.
Full results: Points
Ian Wells 30
Russell Taylor 29 + 5 flattie
John Catchpole 28
Billy Rush 27 + 5 round
Ian Childerhouse 26
Tyler Rush 25
Neil Rowe 24
Simon Bottomley 23
Nathan Drewery 22
Jinxy Burnell 21
Gary Moore 20