NAC Match Report Sheringham 13th January 2020
In anticipation of the effects of storm Brendan on the match, and whether the rumoured early arrival of Dog Fish was true, and who in the top three in the league would take the night, 10 intrepid NAC anglers kitted up for the storm and headed for the shingle at the end of Sheringham’s promenade (Lifeboat station end).
Setting up in the shelter of the cliffs the wind was only breezy and the sea had a slight swell with no visible weed. The match kicked off in great style with Nathan Drewery quickly catching a 58 cm Dog Fish on Peg 4. So they were about, it wasn’t a rumour !.
The evening progressed and proved to be ‘Whiting fest ‘ with over 100 Whiting caught the biggest of which were a 40cm caught by Russell Taylor, 2 x 37cm caught by Ian Wells on Peg 3, and 2 x 36cm caught by Gary Moore on Peg 5. The total number of fish for the night numbered 114 and in addition to the 100 Whiting and the Dog Fish there were few Pouting, Rockling and a 29cm Flounder caught by guess who ? (Mr Drewery was having a successful night !).
All managed to catch fish, no blanks. The only quiet point was when storm Brendan arrived and we all felt the wind and were rapidly drowned with rain, well for those without a bivvy. When 10:30pm arrived there was a quick stroll back along the shingle and promenade to the car park for ‘results’ (speedy admin Russell !) and a chance to dry off.
Nathan Drewery on Peg 4 picked up a well-deserved No 1 podium spot (354 weight points) a clean sweep that also included the biggest Round and Flat. Andrew Turk came in at No 2 on Peg 2 with 17 fish (310 weight points – a personal best), and Simon Bottomley taking No 3 podium spot fishing from Peg 1 (304 weight points – another personal best), close on their heels was Gary Moore on Peg 5 (294 weight points). A quick check by of the Pegs shows those in Pegs 1 – 5 came in the top 5 for the night.
In all a successful night justifying the feeling of anticipation with everyone catching sizeable whiting, storm Brendan’s impact was limited, the Dog Fish arrived (well 1!), and Nathan Drewery took No 1 for the night. I’m sure Ian Childerhouse and Ian Wells will be back on the podium soon. Finally congratulations to Russell Taylor for winning the Team of 5s match held at Salthouse on 12th January.
Next match will be 20th January at Gorleston
Nathan Drewery 30pts + 5 Round + 5 Flat
Andrew Turk 29pts
Simon Bottomley 28pts
Gary Moore 27pts
Ian Wells 26pts
Russell Taylor 25pts
John Catchpole 24pts
Ian Childerhouse 23pts
Barry Iseton 22pts
Neil Rowe 21pts