Archive for June 2021

NAC Match Report Bacton 28th June 2021

NAC Match Report Bacton 28th June 2021  

Billy brings in the bass at Bacton

Last match of the summer league

With the weather very “un summery” with the tide turned and coming at a pace (HT 22:36pm). As we waited in the car park for arrivals we watched a lonely seal swimming in the gully, a good sign that there would be a few fish about, and hopefully a few Bass.  For this last match in the summer league 14 were listed to fish so a good number for a match. We welcomed the return of Hitesh for the second time, looking very keen a certainly a fishing convert. Would he get his first Bass? Also, we welcomed Holly, who it seemed also has the bug, unbelievable given the conditions of last week. Final welcome to Kevin Horne who joined for his 1st match with the club, hopefully all three will join us in the winter league.

The old hands checked out the tide, the gully and agreed that we would yet again fish to size limits. We pegged from opposite the car park (peg 14) towards Mundesley (peg 1). So, lining up on the beach, we waited for the ‘beach masters’ whistle (Peg 1 Russell Taylor), Russell whistled, and we were off! With the tide moving a few Bass started to arrive but undersized, was it going to be one of those nights. Then a few sizable flounders, dabs and Bass started to be caught. Match on! The later in the tide the bigger Bass started to be carded.

The Bass battle played out in the final few casts with Billy Rush (peg 12) picking up 3 Bass just as the light fading, including a nice 46cm and 41cm fish. We also saw a Simon Bottomley 45cm (peg 10), Roger Cunnington 44cm (peg 14), Russell Taylor 42cm (peg 1), also picking up a 41cm Ian Childerhouse (peg 9), and finally Hitesh picking up a 40cm specimen. But the Bass bragging rights fell to Nathan Drewery (peg 4) with a 52cm Bass on his last cast. Well done all.

The fight for the biggest flat was over the biggest flounder with final honours going to Allan Sexton (peg 8) with a fine 31cm fish. New member Kevin Horne (peg 7) also picked up a 25cm flounder, but fell 4cm short to John Spaltons (peg 2) 29cm fish.

A fitting finale with a total of 27 fish caught of which 17 Bass, 7 Flounders, 3 Dabs giving a total weight of 28 lbs (only 7lbs + last week), 1344 weight points. All venues/results can be found by searching Norfolk Angling Club website for latest information and match reports.

Match Result:

1st          Billy Rush                         Peg 12 3 fish    221 weight points    (4lb 10/16oz)

2nd         Nathan Drewery            Peg 4    3 fish    195 weight points    (4lb 1/16oz)

3rd         Ian Childerhouse            Peg 9    4 fish    186 weight points    (3lb 14/16oz)   

For full individual points results see image:

There is no league match next week as we take a summer break and enjoy the pleasures of leisure fishing…. maybe even catching a few mackerel. We return early September so watch out for new venues on our Facebook/www pages ……have a great summer. If you are leisure fishing and want a partner to post your venue and subsequent result on the Facebook/WhatApp.

Ps.   thanks for the various photos

NAC Match Report Mundesley 21st June 2021

NAC Match Report Mundesley 21st June 2021  

Andy Turk takes Mundesley

The penultimate match of this summer league. Where have all the weeks gone?

Weather had been decidedly iffy all weekend, so it was no surprise that the John Spalton’s pre match photos showed a choppy sea, plus the added fun of a lot of foam on the beach. Looked like we were all going to be fishing in a washing machine on the rinse cycle. Hopefully as we were going to be fishing down to low tide (23:11pm) and that the tide may take the foam aware. Unlucky, as with an incoming breeze NNE it kept what water there was in and choppy. So, 14 soles hit the beach more in hope than in anticipation of a good night’s fishing. We were joined by Nathan Drewery’s guest, Holly, not the ideal introduction to sea fishing, hopefully Nathan’s training would pay off.

We managed to get onto the beach in the groynes from the down path to the lifeboat ramp. We cast off at 7:00pm and it became evident very quickly that it was going to be a bit of a scratch match. With the water draining, choppy and foamy messing we started to see a few early flounder, dabs and a couple of early Bass. Look at the videos posted by John Spalton and Andy Turk to see conditions. Not the best of nights but with the summer equinox it meant no need for headlights until 10:00pm. In total only 14 fish caught, including 2 Bass falling to the cunning skill of John Catchpole (Peg 13 – 38cm largest round) and Andy Turk (Peg 5 – 36cm). The majority of fish were Flounder, with the biggest flat being 2 x 29cm Flounders falling to Andy Turk (Peg 5). Great to see Holly land a 28cm Flounder a good introduction to the club and payoff of Nathan’s training,

Overall a quiet night in not the best conditions with a total of 14 fish of size caught weighing 7lbs 4/16oz (348 weight points). Next week is the last match of the 2021 Summer League let us hope weather good and that someone tells the fish to make an appearance.

All venues/results can be found by searching Norfolk Angling Club website for latest information and match reports

Match Result:

1st          Andy Turk                        Peg 5    4 fish    121 weight points    (2lb 8/16oz)

2nd         John Catchpole               Peg 13  1 fish    55 weight points    (1lb 2/16oz)

3rd         Simon Bottomley           Peg 10 1 fish    30 weight points    (  10/16oz)       

In addition to the glory of a podium position (well done Andy and John) each received a lucky articulated key fob made by the digital printing skills of Billy Lyman. This will hopefully bring you good luck in the final match of the season.

For full individual points results see image:

Next match Monday 28th June @ Bacton (HT 22:36pm) fishing the flood – see Facebook for details. Remember to continue to monitor WhatsApp for any last minute changes.

NAC Match Report Cley 24th June 2021

NAC Match Report Cley 14th June 2021  

Battle for the Bass at Cley

It was always going to be an interesting match at Cley as it is a popular beach for anglers, dogs, swimmers and tourists. The car park was very busy with 4 x 4s and general pleasure seekers. The big debate was where to peg given rumours of high possibility of snagging to the right of the shelter (thanks Pete Simmons for the tip off), the longer walk on the left and how to miss all the swimmers. So instead of pegging it was decided to treat it as a rover with no pegs set allowing each angler to fish their favourite Cley location, grouped by right and left of shelter. Decision made it was time to tackle up and get a 6:30pm start. Sea looked good with a NNE breeze, making conditions tempting for Bass. Size limits applied in anticipation of a good haul of Bass. We were joined by Colin Bailey as a guest of John Catchpole, hope you have a good night, Colin.

With the tide on the flood, high tide due at 10:15pm it was hoped that we would pick up a few early schoolie Bass, but whilst conditions good no one seemed to have told the fish. Lots of long casting, short casting, bait changes lug/rag/squid/crab all to find fish. This match was not going to be won by volume of fish, it was going to be won by small margins, location (right or left) and tactics.

By mid-way through the match and the sun setting a few early 36 – 37cm Bass started to be caught. By the end of the match 19/22 fish caught were Bass with the biggest falling to Allan Sexton (fishing on the left) with a 48cm Bass, so claiming the biggest round prize. Notable other size Bass were caught by Leon Smith (42cm), Nathan Drewery (45cm), John Spalton (45cm), Ian Childerhouse (44cm), Colin Bailey (42cm) and Billy Rush (44cm). 3/22 fish caught were Flounders with Pete Simmons and Allan Sexton catching 28cm Flounders and so sharing the prize for biggest flat. Did anyone snag on marl, yes at least 3 on the right and a few on the left. But to end the debate of the best side to fish the bigger catches and ultimate winner, 2nd and 3rd all fished the left hand side of the shelter

A slow night with an impressive sunset (see pictures) but we managed to catch 19 bass, and looking at the weight points a close match all round. Congratulations Colin on your podium position, yes it was certainly a good night for you.

All venues can be found by searching Norfolk Angling Club website for latest information and match reports

Match Result:

1st          Colin Bailey      Left       3 fish    188 weight points    (3lb 15/16oz)

2nd         Pete Simmons  Left       4 fish    152 weight points    (3lb 3/16oz)

3rd         Allan Sexton     Left       2 fish    134 weight points    (2lb 13/16oz)   

For full individual points results see image:

Next match Monday 21st June @ Mundersley (LT 23:11pm) fishing the ebb – see Facebook for details. Remember to continue to monitor WhatsApp for any last minute changes.

NAC Match Report Overstrand 7th June 2021

NAC Match Report Overstrand 7th June 2021  

A slow night at Overstrand

The one thing that dominates fishing at Overstrand is the walk down and then back up from the car park to the beach. Even knowing it was a long haul up the path 12 members arrived to fish. We were joined by 1st timer with the club Hitesh Lad, welcome aboard!

The sun was up and the conversation drifted back to last week’s fish fest at Kelling. Were we going to see the bigger fish, bass, smooth hounds, dog fish? The warm sunny weather with a light breeze made it feel like a holiday outing, especially with all the talk of paddling out due to the tide being on the ebb and the water shallow. We made the pegging draw, agreed to fish to size limits (in anticipation of some big fish) and Nathan kindly agreed to show Hitesh the ropes. Pegging was from the foot of the cliff leftwards towards Cromer, no doubt John Spalton felt he should have asked for a short walk as he managed to draw Peg 1 (again!).

We took advantage of everyone being ready to fish with an earlier cast off of 6:30pm, hoping for those early fish from the ebb tide. Despite having the longest walk John Spalton (Peg 1) picked up first and early Dab cast 1, quickly followed by a 45cm Bass. It looked like it was going to be one of those evenings. Sadly, it did not live up to expectations with catches coming in slowly, and taking a lot of fish craft to catch what was there. Nathan managed to make Hitesh’s debut with a 27cm Flounder and a master class in setting up, casting, tackle choices and bait…. fingers crossed we hope he comes back to fish another day. (See video clip of Nathan in action).

In total we picked up a total of 19 fish, an average of 1.5 fish/member, compared to the 6.6 fish average from last week. The 19 fish included 9 Bass, 4 Dabs, 2 Flounder, 4 Whiting. With the biggest round that early 45cm Bass to caught by  John Spalton (Peg 1) and the biggest flattie a 31cm Flounder falling to Leon Smith (Peg 4). Given it was Ian Wells (Peg 5) local beach it was no surprise that local knowledge paid off with his first podium position of the season with a total of 6 fish including 2 Bass. One of the ways you can tell its was a quiet match is by the number of sunset pictures. Enjoy.

Yes, it was a slow night but its another pleasant evening with excellent company on the beach. Our first time fisher Hitesh enjoyed himself and left the match wanting to know where next venues would be. As an aside all venues can be found by searching Norfolk Angling Club website for latest information and match reports

Match Result:

1st          Ian Wells                         Peg 5    6 fish    179 weight points    (3lb 12/16oz)

2nd         John Spalton                   Peg 1    3 fish    116 weight points    (2lb 7/16oz)

3rd         Ian Childerhouse            Peg 12 3 fish    85 weight points    (1lb 12/16oz)   

For full individual points results see image:

Next match Monday 14th June @ Cley (HT 22:17pm) – see Facebook for details. Remember to continue to monitor WhatsApp for any last minute changes.

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