Archive for March 2020

NAC Match Report Bacton 16th March 2020

NAC Match Report at Bacton 16th March 2020

Back to Bacton for this week’s match, and hopefully some bigger fish, maybe a few dog fish. The omens looked good as we gathered in the Red House car park. The wave watchers (all 11 of us) checking the incoming tide (Low Tide was 18:10pm) for all those little gullies that may hide a decent Bass, Flounder or Dog fish. The vote was taken to fish to size limits, confirming the feeling that there were some big fish there to be caught.

The early indications were good with lots of little Whiting confirming there were fish, the task was to find the bigger ones. The weather was good, slight swell, little wind, and cool. The incoming tide was coming in at a pace so there a retreat of the rod rest and gear. The bigger fish then arrived with Neil Rowe (Peg 3) catching a 70cm Dog Fish (Biggest Round of the night), it took two measuring sticks to confirm the length. Neil was now on a roll, and quickly followed it with another Dog Fish of 55 cm.

But Neil was not alone, Dene Conway (Peg 2) bagged a 62 cm Dog Fish, with Paul Grothier (Peg 10) – welcome back Paul, and Ian Childerhouse (Peg 11) catching 57 cm Dog Fish. Not to be left out Russell Taylor (Peg 8) picked up a 56cm Dog Fish, with Simon Bottomley (Peg 4) and Leon Smith (Peg 6) picking up 55cm Dog Fish (Leo caught x 2). Woof woof !. (as said by Donald Sutherland in Kelly Heroes).

It wasn’t just a Doggie night with a few decent Whiting of 32 cm caught by Dene Conway (Peg 2) and Ian Wells (Peg 5). Biggest Flat of the night went to John Catchpole (Peg 1) of 25cm.

Fish Caught
Whiting 12
Dog 9
Dab 4
Rockling 1
Total 26

Match Result:

A total of 26 fish with a combine weight of 20lb 11/16 oz. (13lb 4/16 oz last week)

A first No 1 podium position went to Neil Rowe (Peg 3) with 2 fish 216 weight points (4lb 8/16 oz) – see photograph receiving prize money from with Russell ‘results’ Taylor, No 2 podium position to Dene Conway (Peg 2) with 4 fish 162 weight points, Leon Smith  (Peg 6) picking up the No 3 spot with 2 fish 124 weight points.

Next week is Walcott (23rd March) – 18:20pm High Tide, but watch out for What’s App / Facebook for announcement as the COVID 19 situation may impact on the event. At time of writing Dene still up for members to purchase all their essential bait and tackle requirements for those recreational solo outings

Full results:                     Points

Neil Rowe                        30 + 5 points (round)

Dene Conway                  29

Leon Smith                      28

Ian Childerhouse             27

Simon Bottomley            26

Paul Grothier                   25

Russell Taylor                  24

John Catchpole               23 + 5 points (flat)

Nathan Drewery             22

Ian Wells                          21

Andrew Turk                   5

Report collated by Simon Bottomley

NAC Match Report – Weybourne 9th March 2020

NAC Match Report at Weybourne 9th March 2020

From last weeks disappointing catches on the sand, tonight was a “return to the shingle” of Weybourne, North Norfolk offers so many different beach conditions. Weather was to put it bluntly poor with gales, rain and everybody prepared to hunker down especially those with a bivvy. Fishing down the tide (HT 6:20pm) 11 keen anglers pegged to the left of the pipe. As a change to previous weeks it was decided to fish to size limits.

Things were looking good with Leon Smith (Peg 1) and Russell Taylor (Peg 10) catching 62cm (see photo) and 59cm Dog Fish respectively with their initial casts (Chris Beare was your 35cm Dog Fish caught on an early cast?).  There were fish about with 25 fish caught (listed below) totalling 13lb 4/16 oz. The haul included an impressive Whiting of 39cm for Russell (felt like a cod he thought……must have been so disappointed when he saw it was a Whiting), and Leon not missing out catching a 34cm Whiting. There were also a few Whiting around the 25 – 30cm mark. Biggest Dab was caught by James Ward Bishop (Peg 3) with a 27cm Dab.

Fish Caught
Whiting 12
Dog 3
Dab 10
Total 25

Match Result:

The podium spot went to Leon Smith (Peg 1) with 5 fish 168 points, No 2 podium position to Russell Taylor (Peg 10) with 2 fish 123 points, with Neil Rowe (Peg 9) picking up the No 3 spot (again – same spot as last week) with 5 fish 78 points. Given the weather conditions it was an impressive haul! Well done. (last week only 11 fish caught totalling 3lb 8oz).

Next week is back to the sand at Bacton (16th March) – 18:10pm Low Tide. Get your bait requests in early as there may be some Bass about (see a posting early this week in the What App group from Andy Bunn)

Full results:                     Points

Leon Smith                      30  + 5 (round)

Russell Taylor                  29

Neil Rowe                        28

James Ward Bishop        27 + 5 (flat)

John Catchpole               26

Eamon Finch                    25

Chris Beare                      24

Nathan Drewery             23

Andrew Turk                   22

Ian Wells                          5

Ian Childerhouse            5

Report collated by Simon Bottomley and additional on the peg reporting from Russell Taylor (thanks)

NAC Match Report Overstrand 2nd March 2020

NAC Match Report at Overstrand 2nd March 2020

The signs were good as 10 anglers gathered at Overstrand’s beach car park. The previous storms had abated, and the hope was that we were in for a good nights fishing. Weather was fine, cool, with only a little breeze, and what’s more an incoming high tide. We opted to fish to the left of the promenade with walked pegs, paying particular attention to exits over the revetments which would be needed as the tide rose (planned 4.0m by 23:30pm)

The first few casts confirmed that tide was low and there was some weed. The likely fish fest seemed very unlikely as everyone took stock of low catches only 11 fish overall (3lbs/8oz). Mr Consistent (Ian Childerhouse Peg 3) broke the small whiting monopoly with match winning dog fish of 55cm. Was biggest round at the end of the match. Other notable catches that need to be mentioned if Neil Rowe’s (Peg 1) 32cm whiting, and Ian Wells (Peg 7) 31cm whiting. Sadly 4 of the group blanked, showing how difficult the session was, but am sure they’ll be back with a vengeance next match. No flat fish caught.

Fish Caught
Whiting 10
Dog 1
Total 11

Match Result:

The podium spot went to Ian Childerhouse (Peg 3) with 2 fish 67 points. No 2 podium position to Ian Wells (Peg 7) with 2 fish 32 points, with Neil Rowe (Peg 1) picking up the No 3 spot with 1 fish 24 points.

Hoping for a better catch next week at Weybourne (9th March) – 18:20pm High Tide. Watch this space re possibility of it being a bait pack match, maggots anyone?

Full results:                     Points

Ian Childerhouse             30 + 5 (round)

Ian Wells                          29

Neil Rowe                        28

Dene Conway                  27

Simon Bottomley            26

John Catchpole               25

Gary Moore                       5

Russell Taylor                    5

Richard Hipperson            5

Nathan Drewery               5

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