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.
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