NAC Match Report Bacton 26th October 2020
It was back to Bacton, for the second time, for the eighth match of the winter league with a sense of anticipation, especially as we numbered 18 people fishing. It was a welcome back to Harvey Edwards who according to John Catchpole has not stopped talking about his catch at Overstrand of his first Bass. This time he brought his Dad to share in the pleasure of night fishing, who was going to win that competition. We were also joined by Alan ‘Dusty’ Miller and Mirka Sniegocka as guests of Andy Bunn. So, it was a bumper turnout. Thanks for signing in on Facebook/What App – helps the administration.
With 18 fishing, and the need to social distance Russell agreed to peg out the beach (to reduce crowding at the off). We pegged from right hand side of car park up to the gas plant. Tide was reducing fast and the old groynes were clearly visible as everyone took up their pegs and set up for a 19:00pm kick off (Low Tide 21:50pm). Weather was calm, dry, clear skies with a very low swell. Scoring to be 18cm + with converted weight points.
Early catches showed that the evening was going to be limited to Whiting and Dabs all fairly small, so it was going to take a special skill to pick up the larger size rounds or flats. In total 129 fish caught, total weight 31lb 2/16oz, converted to 1493 weight points, comprising 54 Dabs, 68 Whiting, 5 Flounder and 2 Bass.
The largest round was a 38cm Bass caught by Ian Childerhouse (Peg 16), with Roger Cunnington (Peg 17) just missing out of the largest round with a 37cm Bass. The honours for the largest flat were shared between Ian Wells (Peg 8) and Nathan Drewery (Peg 7) both catching 30cm flounder (was it the same Flounder? ). Fishing patchy but all caught, no blanks. The final question of the night “who was the best fisherman in the Edwards family” …..the answer was Harvey with 5 fish (54 weight points) beating Dad with 3 fish (26 points). See you both soon.
1st Ian Childerhouse (Peg 16) with 11 fish weighing 3lb 5/16oz (160 weight points).
2nd Nathan Drewery (Peg 7) with 10 fish weighing 3lb 3/16oz (154 weight points)
3rd Richard Hipperson (Peg 1) with 15 fish weighing 2lb 14/16oz (139 weight points)
Finally, the lucky peg draw went to Richard Hipperson.
Next week’s match will be at Salthouse HT 19:31pm – watch out for Facebook/Whats App for details
Note: if for whatever reason you cannot make it, please let others know by calling/message 0773 664 0541 or better still use the NAC What’s App Group so we can draw pegs on time etc
Full results: Points
Ian Childerhouse 30 +5 (round)
Nathan Drewery 29 +5 (flat)
Richard Hipperson 28
Andrew Turk 27
Roger Cunnington 26
Russell Taylor 25
Mirka Sniegocka 24
Barry Iseton 23
Billy Rush 22
Ian Wells 21 +5 (flat)
John Spalton 20
Alan ‘Dusty’ Miller 19
Harvey Edwards 18
Andy Bunn 17
Simon Bottomley 16
John Catchpole 15
Neil Rowe 14
Nigel Edwards 13