Archive for April 2021

NAC Match Report Mundesley 26th April 2021

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.

Match Result:

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.

Click => Norfolk Angling Club | Norfolk’s Premier Angling Club for all match reports, and NAC information

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

NAC Match Report Kelling 19th April 2021

NAC Match Report Kelling 19th April 2021  

The Facebook page, Messenger and the WhatsApp had been lively over the last few days as the number planning to attend the match at Weybourne started to increase. By Monday, the number had reached 17 so it meant an early check at Weybourne to see if the beach could accommodate the match. General consensus of those early arrivals by 5:00pm was that the pleasure anglers would split the match too much. So, a rescheduling to Kelling was declared (good job we had a key to access). With that number the beach needed to be pegged, so a big thanks to Russell who quickly knocked up pegs in the car park.

Having declared a change of venue a quick bit of social media, WhatsApp, and mobile to get the message to all planned attendees. We even managed to get Ian Wells on his mobile……a triumph of technology. Gathering at the beach car park it was great to see Ian Wells and Allan Sexton back fishing. We were also joined by 2 new members Luke Boxall and Jack Budrey, welcome to the club guys hope you have as much fun as the rest of us.

Having gathered and drawn pegs we hit the beach, pegging left to right of the gate with Peg 8 opposite the gate, we assembled in bright sunshine. It looked to be a busy night, given the experience of the Holt Club at Kelling the day before (lots of small fish sizes), we opted to fish 18cm+ with conversion to points. Match on!  

Low tide was 18:17pm, so we were fishing up the tide. With the sunny conditions it was pleasing to see a flurry of initial Dabs being caught but nothing of big size. Leon Smith (Peg 17) and Andy Turk (Peg 12) setting the pace. Andy fresh from his previous day tutorial with the world champion, no pressure Andy. Dabs seemed to be the order of the night with 149/180 dabs caught throughout the evening. Mist came down at about 8:30pm and the temperature dropped to just above freezing and the pace of catches seemed to slow up. The last hour seemed to pick up with a number of slightly larger Dabs and Pouts being caught. The vagaries of Kelling, living up to its reputation of the majority of catches to the right hand side. The largest Flat fish went to Mr Consistent Ian Childerhouse (Peg 8) with a 26cm Dab and the largest Round being a Pout caught by Simon Bottomley (peg 14).  

That extra practice and tutoring paid off for Mr Turk (Peg 12) picking up Podium position with 23 fish, 5lb 3/16ozs, 248 weight points. Well done, well deserved Andy. There was competition for 2nd and 3rd position with only 1 weight point between Simon Bottomley (Peg 14) and Leon Smith (Peg 17) in fact 1/3oz. So close.   

Match Result:

1st Andrew Turk              (Peg 12) with 23 fish achieving 248 weight points                        (5lb 3/16oz)

2nd Simon Bottomley      (Peg 14) with 18 fish achieving 222 weight points                         (4lb 10/16oz) 

3rd Leon Smith                 (Peg 17) with 22 fish achieving 221 weigh points                                       (4lb 9.75/16oz)

No lucky peg this week as £1/member went to club funds to pay for additional cost of parking at Kelling

Next match Monday 26th April @ Mundersley – see Facebook for details. Remember to continue to monitor WhatsApp for any last minute changes.

Click => Norfolk Angling Club | Norfolk’s Premier Angling Club for all match reports, and NAC information

Full results:                                   Points

Andy Turk                                     30        

Simon Bottomley                          29         +5

Leon Smith                                   28        

Billy Rush                                      27        

Richard Hipperson                        26        

John Catchpole                             25        

Barry Iseton                                  24        

John Spalton                                 23        

Allan Sexton                                 22        

Tyler Rush                                     21        

Russell Taylor                               20        

Ian Childerhouse                           19         +5

Jack Budrey                                   18        

Ian Wells                                       17        

Nathan Drewery                           16        

Luke Boxall                                   15        

Eamon Finch                                 5           

NAC Match Report 12th April 2021 Salthouse

NAC Match Report Salthouse 12th April 2021  

After the storms of last week forced us to cancel the planned match at Bacton it was a delight to be created with a bright, cool, fresh breezy evening as 10 members gathered to fish Salthouse. No dash to the open air beer gardens of the Dun Cow for NAC members, as COVID-19 restrictions for Stage 2 out of lockdown kicked off. Such dedication. Great to see Leon Smith finally released from lockdown. Everyone was in good mood as we headed for the beach. See photos of a spectacular sunset.

High tide was 19:50pm with a Northerly cool wind. Pegging was from Peg 10 opposite the car park to the left heading towards Cley. There was some concern that the right hand side pegs would be found to snaggy, and this was proved to be true if you casted long – talk to Richard Hipperson (Peg 10) and Barry Iseton (Peg 8). Care point for next use of Salthouse is to peg more to the left. After a quick consultation (thanks Nathan) it was decided to fish to size limits as there was an expectation of Bass and Dog fish

The early catch by Richard Hipperson (Peg 10) of a fine 31cm Pout (see photo – yes, that is Richard modelling the how to stay warm on Salthouse Beach look) seemed to confirm the choice of fishing to size limits, but the fish seemed a bit shy with low numbers of any fish being caught across all pegs. The pegging lottery was again evident again, but the evening was bright, so everyone used their own skill sets, different rigs, and every choice of bait from fresh lug, frozen black, rag, frozen squid. Fish began to be caught but in small numbers from previous sessions with Pout and Dabs seeming to be the popular catches.

Richard Hipperson with 31cm Pout

At the end of the very cold evening (0 degrees) with all the results in 25 fish were carded (weight equivalent of 8lbs 10oz). The largest round went to Nathan Drewery (Peg 7) with a 36cm Bass last cast of the night. Largest round went to fresh out of lockdown Leon Smith with a 33cm Flounder (Peg 5)

Nathan (Peg 7) picked up the 1st podium position with 4 carded fish (97 weight points – a total weigh of 2lb 1/3 oz). Well deserved.

Match Result:

1st Nathan Drewery        (Peg 7) with 4 fish weighing a total of 2lb 1/3oz                                              (97 weight points).

2nd Leon Smith               (Peg 5) with 4 fish weighing a total of 1lb 13/16oz                                   (86weight points) 

3rd Billy Rush                    (Peg 2) with 6 fish weighing a total of 1lb 9/16                                              (75 weight points)

Finally, the 1st lucky peg of the season went to Simon Bottomley

Next match Monday 12th April @ Weybourne

Click => Norfolk Angling Club | Norfolk’s Premier Angling Club for all match reports, and NAC information

Full results:                                   Points

Nathan Drewery                          30         +5 Round

Leon Smith                                   29         +5 Flat

Billy Rush                                      28

Tyler Rush                                     27

Richard Hipperson                       27

Simon Bottomley                         25

Barry Iseton                                  5

Ian Childerhouse                         5

John Catchpole                            5

John Spalton                                5

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