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.
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