Archive for December 2021

NAC Match report for Bacton 27th December 2021

NAC Match Report Bacton 27th December 2021  

Nathan 3rd Win in 3 matches at Bacton.  

After the Christmas festivities whose bright idea was it to fish on a what looked to be a wet and windy evening as opposed to what seemed like perfect conditions in the earlier Spalton forecast. 10/12  gathered in the car park as we organised the bait packs (2 roles of frozen black lug, 25 lug and a pack of bluey). As the time passed, we decided to draw pegs in time for a 6:30pm kick off then hit the beach from 6:00pm. Having found our pegs (thanks John) we started to set up beachside.  Then in the gloom 2 additional anglers arrived, a great test to see how fast they could set up and be ready for 6:30pm. Nice to see Steve Johnstone fishing with the club again , last fished with the club in January 2015 at Cley (see report johnstone | Search Results | Norfolk Angling Club, I hope this session is better than last time ? Welcome back.

All on peg, match on !

With the tide well out the early first casts gathered a few small whiting, was this the start of a whiting fest ?. Sadly, this didn’t materialise as cast after cast brought in small fish. Where had all the big ones go. Then against the run of play Roger Cunnington (peg 3) picked up what looked to be a sizeable flattie, it was certainly cardable. Quickly followed by Simon Bottomley (peg 6) picking up what looked to be a similar size, but it was not to be, Roger’s Flounder was 1cm bigger measured in at 33cm a difference of 4 weight points. So, size does matter. Well done, Roger. Next came a few bigger whiting with Neil Rowe (peg 8) picking up a 32cm Whiting.

In total 42 to size fish caught with 34 Whiting, 2 flounder, 3 dabs and 3 rockling a smaller haul than expected. Steve did do better  than his last 2015 match. Nathan continued his current run of form, can anyone prick his bubble, let’s see at our next match at Kelling on 3rd January 2022. Looks like Ian Childerhouse will be buying supper again, well done Jamie.

 Match Result:

1st          Nathan Drewery            peg 1    14 fish               254 weight points          (5lb 5/16oz)

2nd         Jamie Childerhouse       peg 11 7 fish                  102 weight points          (2lb 2/16oz)

3rd         Simon Bottomley           peg 6    10 fish               72 weight points            (1lb 8/16oz)

For full results see image

Next match will be 3rd January 2022 at Kelling. Keep an eye on our WhatsApp group for any latest information

A big thanks to all who have supported our Walking with the Wounded fund raising. If you still want to donate, please use the link to make your donation. Please see photo of our 2nd place prize winner with his bucket of tackle. Once again, a big thank you to Eamon, Ian for providing excellent raffle prizes. I am also aware that the winner of 3rd prize (NAC Hoodie/Hat) has placed his order.

NAC Match Report Gt. Yarmouth at 20th December 2021

NAC Match Report Gt. Yarmouth (South Beach) December 2021  

Size Matters at Gt. Yarmouth  

With a positive predicted forecast from Mr Spalton the weather/tide man (see match day video) all were looking forward to a good night’s fishing. With the Government threatening further shutdowns was this the last match for a while ? . The evening had another special feel as it was the night to draw the Walking with the Wounded raffle. With 9 anglers gathered near the Premier Inn the evening started well with the magical Mr Finch conjuring up fresh sausage rolls. Thanks Mrs F.

Pegging was from the Premier Inn towards the  roller coaster. With the tide rising and a clear cool, moonlit evening it was match on, casting off at 6:30pm fishing to size limits. The roller coaster represented the match from beginning to end with lots of whiting being caught in doubles and trebles but mostly undersized. Lots of up/down the beach emptying the bucket but without carding many. The task ahead was to try, and avoid the small ones in  favour of the carded over 27cm Whiting and 23cm Dabs. The bigger fish were there, but shy !

However, Nathan and Eamon somehow managed to find their way through the tings to the larger “cardable” fish. The biggest flat was a 28cm Dab to Nathan fishing from Peg  1, the largest round being a 34cm Whiting to Stephen Medlar. John S peg 5 and Simon peg 1 missed out with 33cm Whitings. At the final count up 73 fish carded of which 67/72 were Whiting, with 5 Dabs. Honours for the night went to on form Nathan Drewery fishing peg 2 with 16 fish…..well done !

Match Result:

1st          Nathan Drewery            peg 2    16 fish               268 weight points          (5lb 9/16oz)

2nd         Eamon Finch                   peg 8    13 fish               225 weight points          (4lb 11/16oz)

3rd         John Catchpole               peg 4    10 fish               178 weight points          (3lb 11/16oz)

Lucky peg went to Simon Bottomley. Thanks to Mrs B for the mince pies munched during reporting.

As it’s the last match before Christmas see additional images of the latest highest winning scores / biggest flat and round this current winter league. Still 10 matches to go so this is just latest position.

Next match will be 27th December at Bacton and will be a bait pack match. Keep an eye on our WhatsApp group for any latest information

Following match reporting we took time to draw for the Walking with the Wounded raffle with the prizes donated by NAC members. A big thanks to Eamon Finch and Ian Childerhouse for their generosity. A big thank you to all readers of the NAC Facebook page and web site for their donations. As of today’s report, we have raised £871.40 a huge thanks to all.- see image

Raffle prizes and winners:

1st Prize              Blackrock Foosa rod/Axia 6ft Rod Rest                    winner David Proudfoot             (to be contacted)

2nd Prize             Various desirable pieces of Tackle                            winner Robert Selby                    (to be contacted)

3rd Prize              NAC Hoodie and Beanie (named)                           winner David Mathers                (to be contacted)

4th Prize              Rechargeable LED Lensor head light                           winner John Catchpole                (collected)

5th Prize              Various sinkers made by Eamon                            winner Ian Childerhouse              (collected)

A big thanks to all who have supported. If you still want to donate, please use the link to make your donation.

NAC Match 13th December 2021 at Trimingham

NAC Match Report Trimingham 13th December 2021  

Nathan Triumphs at Trimingham

From last week’s Whiting fest at Weybourne last week would the fish turn up at Trimingham this week. Conditions looked good as we gathered on the ramp car park at Trimingham with tide still up to the revetments either side of the ramp. Discussion was whether to fish left or right of the ramp. Opinion was divided with talk of certain groynes notorious for snagging. We joined by Jamie Childerhouse who was on a side bet with dad ( Ian Childerhouse) as to who would be paying for a late supper. The Spalton forecast showed the tide was fairly flat, and the official weather forecast confirmed low wind, and mild. The 10 gathered by 5:30pm were joined by Nathan Drewery who blamed Father Christmas for his late arrival (if you believe that you’ll believe anything)

Everyone took their preferred position on the beach either left, ramp (straight), or right…..with particular care taken to make sure no one was fishing alone. Recent mud slide at Mundesley reinforced the need to watch out for each other, so with the tide beginning to fall we cast off. Whilst conditions were good the snags occurred both in the left/right of the ramp, so simple message is that you need to accept there is a chance of snagging at Trimingham.

Good news despite the snags the fish started to appear, catching on all baits but with a few double/treble traces being filled with below size Whiting/Dabs, in addition to those to size. In total 139 fish caught of which 105 were Whiting, 27 Dabs, 6 Rockling and 1 Coal fish. But honours for the night fell to Santas little helper (really) Nathan Drewery fishing to the right catching an impressive 32 fish, 542 weight points (11lb 5/16oz). See various images for the scores/catches. Biggest flat, a 29cm Dab also went to Nathan. With the biggest round going to Leon Smith catching a 34cm Whiting.

Match Result:

1st          Nathan Drewery            right      32 fish               442 weight points          (11lb 5/16oz)

2nd         John Spalton                   left        15 fish               266 weight points          (5lb 9/16oz)

3rd         Simon Bottomley           right      14 fish               247 weight points          (5lb 2/16oz)

Next match will be 20th December at Gt. Yarmouth (South Beach) meet the main road near Premier Inn. It will be a special one as Eamon will make the draw for the Walking with the Wounded raffle. Anyone who has made a donation will be included in the draw.

We should have raised by the match a total of £600 (inclusive of a donation from NAC funds). A big thanks to all who have supported. If you still want to make a donation and enter the raffle (see images of prizes) please use the link to make your donation.


  • Continue to sign off cards with number of fish/weight points converted to weight/biggest flat/round to make the gathering of results easier, gets us home quicker
  • When we post the Gt Yarmouth match (20th Dec) we will also post the after Christmas match at Bacton on the 27th December. This will be a bait match as difficult to get fresh bait over the holiday season. Please confirm “going” for both matches as we need to know numbers.

NAC Match Report Weybourne 6th December 2021

NAC Match Report Weybourne 6th December 2021  

Neil H weighs in at Weybourne

With the weather hopefully in a calm spot after the last few weeks with a cold front and a promised westerly it was looking like it would be a good match at Weybourne. The down-pore all afternoon seemed to have calmed the sea down and the car park was an alternative venue, if we couldn’t find fish in the sea. With 17 anglers in what seemed a festive mood Dave Mathers served up a full box of Quality Street to “get the party started”. We were joined by Henry Randall who with pending fatherhood decided to nip out and get a spot of fishing in before tackling the serious job of nappy changing. Good luck from all NAC members, hope it all goes well.  Finally, best wishes to Richard Craske, hope all going well and now recovering.

With 17 fishing Russell pegged the beach, thanks. Pegging from the pipe towards Kelling. Note, please remember to book in on the Facebook event page so we know how many pegs we need (hence peg 0 – see pegs results, due a late arrival). Fishing to start at 7:00pm – fishing to size final hour of flood tide to ebb. HT 19:44pm.

As soon as the first casts were being retrieved it was obvious there would be a big catch. At last someone had told the fish to turnup. Up/down the pegs you could see traces of 2/3 whiting, it became a whiting fest with everyone catching, no blanks. Compared to previous weeks at Cley and Overstrand were we ended up 2 – 3 fish per angler, Weybourne became 18+ fish/person average. In total 318 fish caught with total weight points of 5864, converted to 122lbs 3/16ozs (18 weight points/fish) …..impressive !.

Of the 318 fish caught 290 were whiting (28 dabs). The largest round being a 38cm Whiting falling to Neil Haynes (peg 4) and the largest flat being a 28m Dab caught by John Catchpole (peg 1). But overall, the night went to Neil Haynes with a record point scored of 590 weight points (31 fish), and in second place Henry Randall catching 30 fish weighing 549 points. Leaving John Spalton (peg 6) to pick up third place with 22 fish and 440 weight points. Neil tops the leader board of highest winning totals so far this season knocking David Mathers off the top spot (previous highest weight points was 560 caught at Kelling). Well, done all who fished, cracking night with the whiting.

Match Result:

1st          Neil Haynes       Peg 4    31 fish  590 weight points   12lb 5/16oz

2nd         Henry Randall   Peg 11  30 fish 549 weight points   11lb 7/16oz

3rd         John Spalton     Peg 6    22 fish 440 weight points   9lb 3/16oz

Great set of full cards you three !


  • Continue to sign off cards with number of fish/weight points converted to weight/biggest flat/round to make the gathering of results easier, gets us home quicker.
  • Fund raising for the Walking with the Wounded going well with £388 achieved to date v.£500 target. There is another £90 to bank. Club will also make a donation. There is still time to make your donation use link below, especially as there are 3 excellent raffle prizes which could be won – see images
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