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NAC Match Report Sheringham 13th January 2020

NAC Match Report Sheringham 13th January 2020

In anticipation of the effects of storm Brendan on the match, and whether the rumoured early arrival of Dog Fish was true,  and who in the top three in the league would take the night, 10 intrepid NAC anglers kitted up for the storm and headed for the shingle at the end of Sheringham’s promenade (Lifeboat station end).   

Setting up in the shelter of the cliffs the wind was only breezy and the sea had a slight swell with no visible weed. The match kicked off  in great style with Nathan Drewery quickly catching a 58 cm Dog Fish on Peg 4. So they were about, it wasn’t a rumour !.

The evening progressed and proved to be ‘Whiting fest ‘ with over 100 Whiting caught the biggest of which were a 40cm caught by Russell Taylor, 2 x 37cm caught by Ian Wells on Peg 3,  and 2 x 36cm caught by Gary Moore on Peg 5. The total number of fish for the night numbered 114 and in addition to the 100 Whiting and the Dog Fish there were few Pouting, Rockling and a 29cm Flounder caught by guess who ? (Mr Drewery was having a successful night !).

All managed to catch fish, no blanks. The only quiet point was when storm Brendan arrived and we all felt the wind and were rapidly drowned with rain, well for those without a bivvy. When 10:30pm arrived there was a quick stroll back along the shingle and promenade to the car park for ‘results’ (speedy admin Russell !) and a chance to dry off.

Nathan Drewery on Peg 4 picked up a well-deserved No 1 podium spot (354 weight points) a clean sweep that also included the biggest Round and Flat. Andrew Turk came in at No 2 on Peg 2 with 17 fish (310 weight points – a personal best), and Simon Bottomley taking No 3 podium spot fishing from Peg 1 (304 weight points – another personal best), close on their heels was Gary Moore on Peg 5 (294 weight points). A quick check by of the Pegs shows those in Pegs 1 – 5 came in the top 5 for the night.

In all a successful night justifying the feeling of anticipation with everyone catching sizeable whiting, storm Brendan’s impact was limited, the Dog Fish arrived (well 1!), and Nathan Drewery took No 1 for the night. I’m sure Ian Childerhouse and Ian Wells will be back on the podium soon. Finally congratulations to Russell Taylor for winning the Team of 5s match held at Salthouse on 12th January.

Next match will be 20th January at Gorleston

Full results:

Nathan Drewery             30pts + 5 Round + 5 Flat

Andrew Turk                   29pts

Simon Bottomley            28pts

Gary Moore                     27pts

Ian Wells                          26pts

Russell Taylor                  25pts

John Catchpole               24pts

Ian Childerhouse            23pts

Barry Iseton                    22pts

Neil Rowe                        21pts

NAC Match Report Waxham 6th January 2020

NAC Report 6th January 2020 Waxham

10 anglers turned up for tonight’s bait pack match, for a bit of fun a half pint of mixed maggots was added onto the bait pack specifically to target flounders, by the end of the match most had caught fish on maggots either by tipping off worm or 30 plus on a hook.

An unseasonably warm evening with a light breeze made for a pleasant evening with a slight swell early on and very little weed.

Top rod on the night by a long way was John Catchpole on end peg 10 with 14 fish 3lb 3 1/3oz including a 26cm flounder caught on maggots, second podium spot went to the ever consistent Ian Childerhouse on the other end peg 1 with 9 fish for 1lb 8oz and finding his form in third place was Andrew Turk, with 6 fish for 11 1/3oz.

Biggest round fish also went to John Catchpole with a whiting of 28cm but his flounder was pipped by a 27 dab for Ian Childerhouse taking biggest flat of the night.

A tough evening fishing for most being plagued by under sized pin whiting and dabs.

Next weeks match is back to Sheringham which fished really well last time.

Full results

John Catchpole 30pts +5 round

Ian Childerhouse 29pts +5 flat

Andrew Turk 28pts

Dene Conway 27pts

Nathan Drewery 26pts

John Harvey 25pts

Neil Rowe 24pts

Ian Wells 24pts

Richard Hipperson 23pts

Russell Taylor 22pts


NAC Match Report Sheringham 30th December 2019

NAC Report 30th December 2019 Sheringham

10 anglers turned out for the last match of 2019, a wise decision was made to walk along past the life boat station and fish on the shingle bank , with high tide being at 9pm it was all set to be a good night with a slight wind but generally flat calm conditions. We were not disappointed with 119 sizeable fish carded for a total weight of 46lb 1/3oz, top rod on the night with 17 fish for 6lb 14 1/3oz was Ian Childerhouse, 2nd place went to Nathan Drewery also with 17 fish and pipped by 2 1/3oz , with 61lb 12oz, and final podium spot went to Ian Wells with 15 fish for 5lb 10 2/3oz. Heaviest round was Ian Childerhouse with a lovely 36cm whiting and heaviest fat went to John Catchpole with a 28cm flounder. All in all a very busy night for all lets hope it continues for the next match at Waxham which will another first time venue.

Happy new year to everyone.

Full results

Ian Childerhouse 30pts +5 round

Nathan Drewery 29pts

Ian Wells 28pts

John Catchpole 27pts +5 flat

Neil Rowe 26pts

Andrew Turk 25pts

Barry Iseton 24pts

Simon Bottomley 23pts

Gary Moore 22pts

Chick Roper 21pts

NAC Match Report Cley 23rd December 2019

NAC Report 23rd December 2019 Cley

11 anglers braved the latest NAC Match at Cley, with a cold south westerly blowing, pegging was to the left of the car park. Plenty of undersized fish from the off and it was a struggle to find treble shots of good ones. However 52 sizeable fish were carded and no one blanked so always a bonus.

Top rod on the night was the ever consistent Ian Childerhouse with 9 fish 3lb, second podium spot and in the frame again was Richard Hipperson with 7 fish for 2lb 7 2/3oz

And final podiums spot was John Catchpole making a welcome return after his skiing holiday, with 5 fish for 1lb 14oz.

Biggest flat was Neil Rowe with a 28cm flounder and biggest round was Chick Roper with a 34cm whiting. Well done also to guest angler Kevin Warner with a credible 4th place.

Next weeks match is at Sheringham, last match of 2019.

Full results

Ian Childerhouse 30pts

Richard Hipperson 29pts

John Catchpole 28pts

Kevin Warner 27pts

Nigel William 26pts

Neil Rowe 25pts +5 flat

Chick Roper 24pts +5 round

Andrew Turk 23pts

Sam Ellis 22pts

Gary Moore 21pts

Nathan Drewery 20pts

NAC Match Report Eccles on Sea 16th December 2019

NAC Report 16th December 2019 Eccles Beach

The Simon “Luggy” Simon Farrow Cup

11 anglers arrived at this new venue for us all (Eccles-on-Sea, Norwich NR12 0SE – just down from Cart Gap) after the driveway from hell we all managed to park up safely in the gap and ready for our latest adventure, pegging was left and right of the slip. Flat calm conditions greeted us with a small swell in close should have meant whiting galore but as the first hour passed and the tide kept on flooding only undersized fish were making a nuisance of themselves with many catching triple shots of what can only be called micro whiting , even an 18cm match we would have struggled.

The night didn’t get much better as high tide came and the ebb started a few sizeable fish were being caught but top rod on the night went to Richard Hipperson on end peg 11 managing to winkle out 4 fish for 1lb 2 2/3oz , 2nd place with 3 fish on peg 8 was Ian Childerhouse with 14oz, and final podium spot went to Nathan Drewery on peg 10 with 2 fish for 10oz, heaviest round fish went to Neil Rowe with a 30cm whiting and heaviest flat was shared between Richard Hipperson and Chick Roper both with a 26cm dab.

In summary it was a pretty dire night with only 16 fish caught between us and two blanking lets hope next weeks match at Cley produces some good fish.

Full Results

Richard Hipperson 30 +5 flat

Ian Childerhouse 29

Nathan Drewery 28pts

Simon Bottomley 27pts

Neil Rowe 26pts +5 round

Chick Roper 25pts +5 flat

Ian Wells 24pts

Andrew Turk 23pts

Russell Taylor 23pts

Sam Ellis 5pts

Dene Conway 5pts

Christmas 2019 Opening Times @ Rite Gear (West Runton)

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Useful to know for those last minute Christmas presents and for planning those over the holiday fishing sessions.

NAC Match Report Weybourne 2nd December 2019

NAC Report 2nd December 2019 Weybourne

13 anglers attended tonight’s match, pegging was to the left of the pipe, a cold evening with a slight swell on a flooding tide predicted good numbers of fish , we were not disappointed, with a total of 123 sizeable fish caught between us again as always with Kelling and Weybourne your either on them or your not and finding the bigger ones can always be a challenge.

Top rod and a welcome return to the podium for Andrew Turk on peg 4 with 13 fish for 5lb 5oz, closely followed by Nathan Drewery on peg 6 with 15 fish for 5lb 4oz and final podium spot went to Ian Wells on peg 2 with 12 fish for 4lb 15 2/3oz, biggest flat went to Richard Hipperson with a nice 29cm dab, and biggest round went to Ian Wells with a 35cm whiting, total weight caught between us all was 46lb 7 1/3oz, well done to everyone who braved the cold night.

Next weeks match is at Overstrand but we are keeping an eye on the weather front, all will be notified if any changes occur.


Andrew Turk 30pts

Nathan Drewery 29pts

Ian Wells 28pts +5 round

John Catchpole 27pts

Ian Childerhouse 26pts

Leon Smith 25pts

Nigel William 24pts

Dene Conway 23pts

Roger Cunnington 22pts

Barry Iseton 21pts

Richard Hipperson 20pts +5 flat

Simon Bottomley 19pts

Neil Rowe 18pts

Pegging from left of pipe (No 13 pipe)

Great Yarmouth

NAC Match Report South Beach Great Yarmouth 25th November 2019

NAC Report 25th November South Beach Yarmouth

As always with the further afield matches numbers were a bit down, 15 booked in but only 13 managed to make it for various reasons. Fishing over high water we pegged left and right in between the pleasure park and premier inn. Not a long walk and fairly comfortable fishing if you like sand getting into places you never knew you had places.

Anyway onto the match for most from the off the fish were there but the majority were undersized with many whiting coming enticingly close to 27cm and the same with the dabs, trying to find the better sized fish in amongst the hoards of kamikaze tings did make for hard work, but everyone did manage to find at least one. Andrew Turk also managed a bass close in but again under the size limit. in the end 48 sizeable fish were recorded but you could probably triple that with the small ones. Again the start of the match we set up in a light drizzle and a slight chop on the sea, but luckily the rain eased off and this made for a a tough but enjoyable evening.

Top rod on the night was Ian Childerhouse with 7 fish for 2lb 4 1/3oz, joint second place was Dene Conway & John Harvey both with 6 fish for 2lb dead, which meant 4th place went to Simon Bottomley with 5 fish for 1lb 12 2/3oz.

Heaviest flat was Ian Childerhouse with a 27cm dab and heaviest round was shared between Neil Rowe & Nathan Drewery both with a 32cm whiting. Onto the filling out of cards correctly, please make sure you get your card signed off at the end of the match and weight converted, if unsure please ask, in the club we are not strict but we want everyone to get into the habit of this because if you fish a bigger open you could easily be disqualified, this also helps us at the end of the match getting the results done quickly, if unsure please ask we are here to help.

Next weeks match is at Weybourne please book in once post has been done in Facebook group.

Full Results

Ian Childerhouse 30pts +5 flat

Dene Conway 29pts

John Harvey 29pts

Simon Bottomley 27pts

Neil Rowe 26pts +5 round

Nathan Drewery 26pts +5 round

John Catchpole 24pts

Chris Beare 23pts

Chick Roper 22pts

Ian Wells 22pts

Roger Cunnington 22pts

Andrew Turk 19pts

Sam Ellis 19pts

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