NAC Match Report Kelling 11th October 2021

NAC Match Report Kelling 11th October 2021  

Pairs match at Kelling doesn’t disappoint !

Eagerly anticipated last night’s match at Kelling, judged by the number of anglers responding to the Facebook invite. In total 20 anglers responded to the invite, great to see the return of Paul Grothier fishing for the first time with the NAC in a few months (years ?). Hopefully, Kelling would wipe out the memory of Walcott’s only 9 fish caught. The draw would be made at the beach car park with 10 paired pegs. So, the big question was who would pair with who.

See stats below for the draw

Kelling had been a successful pairs venue previously, so with an incoming tide, light wind and mild,  it was match on. See Roger Cunningtons’s photo of the view from the end peg and Richard Craske’s sunset.

We kicked off at 6:45pm, fishing for 18+cm, and immediately the bites came with a few Dabs and Bass picked up on the first chuck. As the tide continued to rise more and more Dabs were caught. In total 235 fish carded, of which 215 were Dabs, 12 Bass, the remainder being made up of Flounder, Pout, and a solitary Eel. In total 2570 weight points or 53lb 9/16oz. See fish count by peg. Certainly an impressive haul….well done all.

Individually the biggest Flat went to Russell Taylor with a 31cm Dab from peg 6, the biggest round of a 41cm Bass fell to Neil Haynes on peg 7 …see their cards, a busy night boys !. It was competitive all through the night with a tussle between Peg 6 ( Russell & Pete) and Peg 9 (Nathan and John S) with the winners of the match by a mere 1 weight point or 1/16oz but 3 more fish coming from the boys on Peg 6.

See match result below. No blanks, well done all.

Match Result:

1st          Russell Taylor / Pete Simmons                Peg 6              a total of 37 fish             377 weight points              7lb 14/16oz

2nd         Nathan Drewery / John Spalton              Peg 9               a total of 34 fish             376 weight points               7lb 13/16oz

3rd         Stephen Medlar / Neil Haynes                Peg 7               a total of 28 fish             364 weight points              7lb 9/16oz

For full individual points results see images:

Note – individual scores / points would be added to overall league positions for the winter league. Including biggest flat/round.

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