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.
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.
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
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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