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NAC Match Report Sea Palling 28th September 2020

NAC Match Report Sea Palling 28th September 2020

Following the weekends high winds and storms the fourth winter league match planned for Sea Palling was always going to be ‘interesting’ especially as we would be fishing down the tide (HT 18:01pm). Through the week, once posted, a few members seemed very tentative that the match would be held given tide and aftermath of the storm. One notable doubter (Mr Hipperson) proposed Yarmouth/ Gorleston but agreed to go on with Sea Palling as to quote “he needed the practice”.

As early arrivals myself and John Spalton (with his support pack) went to check the tide and identify fishing spots. Result! no problem with beach access spots both to the left and right with a swirling tide in each of the Sea Palling lagoons. In total 11 arrived to fish, and with no pegging it was decision time fish left, or right? Fishing on the far left myself and Chick spent the night trying to master the tide, whilst those who fished to the right seemed to have a much better night.

In total 39 fish caught (weighing 29lbs 15/16 oz) of which 14 were Bass, 9 Flounder, 10 Dab with a few eels. The largest round was a 54cm Bass caught by Richard Hipperson, the biggest flat was 34cm Flounder caught by Richard Hipperson. So, it looks like Richard did not ‘need the practice’.

Match Result:

So, with no guesses as to who was match winner. Winner was Richard Hipperson with a haul of 11 fish with a total weight of 11lbs 15/16ozs ((573 weight points). Second was Ian Childerhouse with 7 fish weighing 5lbs 14/16 ozs (282 weight points). Third was Andrew Tusk catching 2 fish weighing 3lbs 12/16 ozs (181 weight points)

The lucky peg draw went to John Catchpole. (the only thing Richard Hipperson did not win!).

Next weeks match planned to be at Heacham – watch out for Facebook details

Full results:                     Points

Richard Hipperson          30         + 10 (flat & round)

Ian Childerhouse             29

Andrew Turk                   28

Barry Iseton                     27

John Spalton                    26

John Catchpole               25

Ian Wells                          24

Neil Rowe                        23

Nathan Drewery             22

Chick Roper                     5

Simon Bottomley            5

COVID-19 Risk Assessment

See below for the current COVID-19 Risk Assessment to be applied for each Monday night match. In summary everyone is to take care and stay safe, each member to manage their own COVID-19 risk.

NAC Match Report Weybourne 21st September 2020

NAC Match Report Weybourne 21st September 2020  

Third match of the league and it is a welcome back to Weybourne and the shingle. An earlier meeting time of 17:45pm meant that all were all ready to hit the beach for a 18:30pm cast off. The weather was warm with a little breeze and an incoming tide (22:25pm) spirits were high. Even an instruction to walk off in order (no pegging as part of COVID-19 mitigation) seemed to have passed everyone by as all were keen to set up and fish.

Whilst on the theme of COVID-19 all members are requested to book in on the Facebook or What App application (supports track & trace), having exact monies and socially distancing (supports reducing contamination risk). A bottle of sanitiser is available within the Admin Box for the match.

The beach was popular with a few late holiday makers, so the team set off and pegged up the beach. See the image below showing peg and fish caught locations. Confidence was high and early small dabs started to appear and set the mood for the evening. No blanks! everyone caught. In total 158 fish caught (32lb 2/16oz weight), of which 147 were Dabs. The largest ‘round’ was a 24cm Bass caught by Ian Childerhouse (Peg 8), and the largest ‘flat’ was a 29cm Flounder caught by Pete Simmonds (Peg 4).  

Match Result:

Fresh from his early bath last week Pete Simmonds (Peg 4) achieved his first podium spot of 2020/2021 season with a haul 19 fish with a total weight of 4lb 2/16oz. Second spot went to Leon Smith (Peg 2) with 15 fish and a total weight of 3lb 7/16oz. Third podium spot went to Chick Roper (Peg 3) catching 18 fish with a weight of 3lb 6/16oz. Close to the leaders Richard Hipperson (Peg 13) catching 15 fish with a weight of 3lb 5/16oz deserves a mention. Clearly the Kelling end of the beach was very productive.

On a final note Russell’s luck peg draw went to Ian Childerhouse.

Next weeks match planned to be at Sea Palling – watch out for Facebook details

Full results:                     Points

Pete Simmonds               30         +5 (flat)

Leon Smith                      29

Chick Roper                     28

Richard Hipperson          27

Ian Childerhouse             26         +5 (round)

Barry Iseton                     25

Clive Parker                     24

John Spalton                    23

Ian Wells                          22

Russell Taylor                  21

Andrew Turk                   20

John Catchpole               19

Simon Bottomley            18

Nathan Drewery             17

Roger Cunnington           16

Neil Rowe                        15

NAC Match Report Overstrand 14th September 2020

NAC Match Report Overstrand 14th September 2020  

The weather set fine to make it an enjoyable night on the beach. Gathering in Overstrand car park in the late summer sunshine there was an air of anticipation as to whether it was going to be one of those special evenings with everyone catching. The tide was in and would be dropping as we hit the beach, so the debate was which side of the promenade to fish. Decided to fish from the end of the prom towards Cromer.

With new government guidelines (see Angling Trust information) members socially distanced whilst checking in, paying fees etc. A COVID-19 Risk Assessment for NAC Members has been developed and a copy will be placed on the Facebook and NAC websites. Members are requested to support application of the risk assessment by booking in (supports track & trace), having exact monies and socially distancing (supports reducing contamination risk).

The club welcomed Harvey Edwards who was joining the match under the careful mentorship of John Catchpole. Also, Val Read and Josh Harper who seem to have picked up the sea fishing bug, came along to check us out with the view of joining later. So, with introductions over, a cohort of 15 fishers fell down the cliff to the beach (looking forward to climbing back after the match). Whilst no Pegs laid out, a simple ‘walk off’ in order made sure we achieved social distancing.

Tide was up to the groynes, so all set up carefully, Peter Simmonds on his return to the league, took an early bath before kick-off due a freak wave drowning his bait and gear. No doubt will dry out in time for next week. Early fishing set the trend for the evening, not a lot of movement on the water, and fortunately not a lot of weed. Then the news we were all waiting for, the first fish. A 24cm Bass caught by newcomer Harvey Edwards, must have been John’s mentoring skills. A great start for Harvey’s sea fishing career. (see photo). But the night progressed with low numbers of fish caught. Nice night, a shame no one told the fish.

So, the 2nd venue of the Winter League generated a small haul of fish. In total a total of 12 fish caught (9 1/2lb weight, 437 weight points). Highlight of the night was Ian Childerhouse (Peg 18) with a 56cm Bass. Largest flat was a 28cm Flounder caught by Nathan Drewery (Peg 15). Leon Smith (Peg 14) continued his personal ‘cod run’ with a 23cm Codling

Match Result:

Podium spot went to Ian Childerhouse (Peg 18) who caught 2 fish (including that magnificent Bass) for 174 weight points, No 2 position to John Spalton (Peg 1) with 3 fish with 112 weight points. No 3 spot went to Nathan Drewery (Peg 15) 2 fish 54 weight points.

A good night especially for Harvey (24cm Bass) who is now on track to become the next Ian Childerhouse (56cm Bass) just another 32 cm to go.

Full results:                     Points

Ian Childerhouse             30 + 5 (round)

John Spalton                    29

Nathan Drewery             28 + 5 (flat)

Russell Taylor                  27

Leon Smith                      26

Ian Wells                          25

Harvey Edwards              24        

Neil Rowe                        5

John Catchpole               5

Pete Simmonds               5

Roger Cunnington           5

Clive Parker                     5

Simon Bottomley            5

Chick Roper                     5

Andy Bunn                       5

NAC Match Report Bacton 7th September 2020

NAC Match Report Bacton 7th September 2020  

After an absence of over 6 months due to the COVID 19 pandemic it was a case of welcome back to NAC members to the first winter league match of the 2020 – 2021 winter league. The location in Bacton was new, easy to find and easy to walk down to the beach. Only slight issue was the high-level entry barrier keeping Ian Wells and new member John Spalton unable to access the car park in their respective vehicles.

With everyone gathered, 13 members agreed to no pegging just a simple walk off in order with low numbers lining up towards the gas terminal and the higher numbers towards the caravans. With a low expectation of large fish, it was agreed to fish over 18cm and conversion to weight points. All were keen to cast out and take advantage of the incoming tide although there was much frowning as early casts brought in a few bits of weed. Would we catch and what would we catch?

After an hour or so with the tide heading in at pace, fish arrived (for some). For a first night of the league 12 caught 67 fish, a total of 978 weight points (20lb 6/16 oz) not a bad night overall. The haul included 51 whiting, 10 flounder, 2 bass, 1 turbot (see picture), 1 sole and 2 dabs. The biggest round was a 39cm Bass caught by Ian Wells off Peg 2, the biggest flat was a 28 cm Flounder caught by Neil Rowe from Peg 7.

Match Result:

The first podium spot of the Winter League went to Ian Wells (Peg 2) who caught 7 fish for 183 weight points, No 2 podium position to Barry Iseton fishing off Peg 13, unlucky for some – but not Barry who managed to include a turbot amongst his 8 fish with 124 weight points. No 3 spot went to Neil Rowe Peg 7 with 8 fish 104 weight points.

A good nights fishing, a nice way to start the new season. Welcome back all

Full results:                     Points

Ian Wells                          30 + 5 (round)

Barry Iseton                     29

Neil Rowe                        28 + 5 (flat)

John Catchpole               27

John Spalton                    26

Ian Childerhouse             25

Andrew Turk                   24

Leon Smith                      23

Andy Bunn                       22

Nathan Drewery             21

Russell Taylor                  20

Simon Bottomley            19

Chick Roper                     5

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