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.

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