NAC Match Report Cart Gap 15th November 2021
Nathan Nails Cart Gap
After last weeks pairs match at Kelling it was back to the sand of Cart Gap with hopefully a similar catch rate. Could anyone catch up David Mather’s personal score of 560 weight points of last week ?. Weather good, tide good, so was it game on for Cart Gap, always a good venue (see NAC web site for past reports).
With 13 booked in it was great to see everyone arrive ahead of time so that we could get an early start. However, with a HT of 16:30pm you would think that the tide would have been in full ebb by 17:45pm when we all hit the slipway, but all you could see was water i.e., tide was still significantly in. So, first step was to get onto the left hand side of the beach, in daylight fairly straight forward but in darkness it was a logistics game to get anglers onto the beach safely. Then when pegging we had to fit around the various large puddles still left, the groynes and the revetments. Great to see everyone helping each other onto the beach, safety first. Finally, at 18:30pm all set up ready for a hopeful whiting fest.
Confirmed that fishing to size, someone knew that there would be lots of smaller tings. Looking up and down the beach the early pull ins showed that the whiting where about with a few doubles and trebles visible. Early on a few 33cm whiting pulled in, then the small ‘tings’ arrived. So, it became a bit of lottery with 1 of size with 2 smaller ones on any trebles being pulled in. By end of the night a total of 207 fish to size limits caught of which 196 were whiting, 7 dabs, 3 rockling, 1 flounder. For those who like statistics that’s 16 fish per fisher average.
See table below for a full analysis, however Jamie Medlar peg 10 picked up the biggest flat with a 28cm flounder, whilst the biggest round was a 4 share with peg 10 Jamie Medlar, peg 13 Neil Rowe, peg 9 Eamon Finch and peg 8 Simon Bottomley. But top rod of the night was the dependable Nathan Drewery fishing off peg 4 with a total 29 fish, 454 weight points (not quite a Mathers !) but an excellent performance (9lb 7/16oz). Runner up Russell Taylor peg 2 with 23 fish, 392 weight points (8lb 3/16oz). With Neil Rowe peg 13 picking up the final podium spot with 21 fish, 378 weight points (7lb 14/16oz). Well, done all, an enjoyable night even though the initial setting up was a bit exciting.
1st Nathan Drewery Peg 4 29 fish 454 weight points 9lb 7/16oz
2nd Russell Taylor Peg 2 23 fish 392 weight points 8lb 3/16oz
3rd Neil Rowe Peg 13 21 fish 378 weight points 7lb 14/16oz
And finally, a big well done to the NAC members (Roger, Russell, Will, John S, and Simon) for fishing the SAMF NSL Final 2020/2021 in Skegness, a creditable performance from all. Good luck to the 2 x NAC teams competing in this weekend’s Team of 5s at Gt Yarmouth.
For full individual points results see images:
- thanks for following the carding/scoring rules but remember to identify your biggest flat/round – helps with the results admin….Simon
- Get your beanie orders in, it’s getting cold. Excellent as a Christmas stocking filler. Thanks Roger.