NAC Match Report Mundesley 26th April 2021
First time on sand this summer league.
At last week’s meeting it was agreed we would shift the venue from Walcott to Mundesley in the thought that parking would be easier and that the fishing would be good. A phone call earlier in the week from Ian Wells fishing Mundesley seemed to confirm we would be facing a lively session. With high tide set for 18:57pm the early gatherers checked the incoming tide to see where best to fish, and more importantly could we fish from the prom with all those beach huts. From the car park 2 locals (one on a motorbike) headed for the beach raising confidence that we were in for a good night. So confident that we agreed to fish to size limits, were we being optimistic?
Following lengthy discussions, it was felt that we would fish the right hand side of the prom upto the Life Boat Station (Pegs 1-5), then onto the beach (Pegs 6 – 13). So, with the tide coming upto high 13 members set off down the slope to the beach. It was a welcome back to Matt Lawes, and we were joined by Luke Boxall and Jack Brodey for the second time.
With the tide peaking everyone set up in anticipation of a good night’s fishing.
The initial optimism did not translate into a sizeable haul with no early full traces, of proliferation of dabs or whiting. As the tide continued to fall Jack Brody (Peg 10) picked up a 48cm Smooth Hound which unluckily it later transpired did not achieve the size limit of 51cm (click here for Size Limits | Norfolk Angling Club) Reports of some small whiting were being reported, plus 2 flounder each from Leon Smith (Peg 2) 25cm/26cm, and Ian Childerhouse (Peg 3) 27cm/25cm. Ian picking up the biggest flat. Simon Bottomley (Peg 7) picked up a 51cm Dog Fish, but was beaten for biggest round by Russell Taylor (Peg 5) with a 61cm. If there was a prize for the most species it would have gone to Nathan Drewery (Peg 4) who picked up Flounder, Whiting, Pout, and Dab in his 6 fish caught.
All in all, not a great night with our initial optimism not realised with only 25 fish recorded on cards, a total of 11lbs 10/16oz, but the banter was good, and weather stayed fair. Roll on next week.
1st Ian Childerhouse (Peg 3) with 7 fish achieving 119 weight points (2lb 8/16oz)
2nd Nathan Drewery (Peg 4) with 6 fish achieving 99 weight points (2lb 1/16oz)
3rd Russell Taylor (Peg 5) with 1 fish achieving 89 weigh points (1lb 14/16oz)
Lucky peg this week was Simon Bottomley (Peg 7)
Next match Monday 3rd May (Bank Holiday) @ Kelling – see Facebook for details. Remember to continue to monitor WhatsApp for any last minute changes.
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Full results: Points
Ian Childerhouse 30 +5 (flat)
Nathan Drewery 29
Russell Taylor 28 +5 (round)
Matt Lawes 27
Simon Bottomley 26
Luke Boxall 25
Leon Smith 24
Ian Wells 23
John Spalton 22
Andrew Turk 5
Barry Iseton 5
John Catchpole 5
Jack Brodey 5