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NAC Match Report Waxham 13th September 2021

NAC Match Report Waxham 13th September 2021  

Nathan nails Waxham !

For the 2nd match of this 2021 – 2022 Winter League it was a return to Waxham, the last time was January 2020 with a bait pack which included maggots. Waxham is one of those typically Norfolk villages that takes some finding but is very much worth the search, but don’t tell anyone! (Note: parking can be difficult in the peak of the summer). With 12 booked into fish the match the waiting and pre match banter was quick and easy in the last of the summer sunshine. Nice to see Clive Parker again and a welcome back to Norfolk.

The pathway to the beach leads you through the dunes onto a very open and clean beach with some large stone groynes. We pegged from the 1st groyne (peg 1) to the next groyne on the right (peg 12). With the tide in ebb and about to bottom out there were a few waves highlighting the various sandbars offshore. Pegs 4/5 seemed to find the only snaggy bit of the beach. Fish off was 19:00

Early successes went to Billy Rush (peg 2) with a 48cm Bass, Richard Hipperson (peg 1) with a 28cm Flounder. But the successes then switched to the other end of the beach with Nathan Drewery (peg 11), Ian Childerhouse (peg 10),  Russell Taylor (peg 9) and Neil Rowe (peg 8) starting to consistently bag a few bass.  

With less numbers fishing than last week (it was worth the trip down the coast for this special venue) a total of 34 fish caught converted into 1831 weight points (38lb 2/16oz). The 34 consisted of 31 Bass, 1 Dab and 2 Flounders. Congratulations to Nathan not only winning the match (see numbers below) but for catching the biggest round of a 51cm Bass, and to Richard Hipperson for catching the biggest flat a Flounder of 28cm.  

See you next week (20th September) at Sea Palling, always an interesting venue.

All venues, directions and results can be found by searching Norfolk Angling Club website (Norfolk Angling Club | Norfolk’s Premier Angling Club )for latest information and match reports.

Match Result:

1st          Nathan Drewery            peg 11                5 fish               431 weight points (9lb)

2nd         Russell Taylor 9              peg 9                  4 fish              307 weight points (6lb 6/16oz)

3rd         Neil Rowe                       peg 8                  6 fish              277 weight points (5lb 12/16oz)

For full individual points results see image:

Ps. remember to pay your 2021 – 2022 membership subscription (£10) and if you fancy one of the Clubs new hoodies (£30 members / £40 non-members) contact Roger Cunnington asap (order to be placed on 16th September).

PPs. A reminder that we draw pegs at 18:00 prompt so please aim to arrive by 17:45pm to allow time for a wee bit of admin.

NAC Match Report Bacton 6th September 2021

NAC Match Report Bacton 6th September 2021  

1st Match of the 2021-2022 Winter League at Bacton

After a variable summer of pleasure fishing it was great to be back at Bacton for the start of the 2021-2022 Winter League. Big thanks to Nathan Drewery for organising the pleasure fishing sessions using his random venue wheel of fortune.

With the weather more like the start of summer than the end 16 anglers met very promptly in the Bacton car park ready to fish. After last week’s presentation evening it clearly felt like a new start. Would anyone, could anyone take on Mr Childerhouse and win this Winter League. Admin took a while due to membership fees and hoodie fees, but all concluded in time for 6:00pm peg draw. Yes, back to pegged fishing and catch sign off! It was clearly a start of the new term!.

From opposite the car park (approx peg 8) we pegged left to right (thanks Russell). Given it was high tide at 19:23pm we managed to set up on the bar in front of the gully, which was just starting to fill. Anticipation was high and with the tide coming in and fishing to 18cm + conversion, everybody was ready for an early start at 18:45pm. Early signs were good with Leon Smith (peg 2) picking up a brace of early flounders, but then it went quiet at our end of the beach. Further down the beach a few hounds and bass made an appearance.

With 16 fishing it was a sparse/dire night with only 20 fish caught converted to 1159 weight points (24lb 2/16 oz). Biggest flat was a 30cm Flounder caught by Ian Wells (peg 14), whilst the biggest round was a 73cm Smooth Hound caught by an inform Nathan Drewery (peg 5). As mentioned at the presentation evening the plan is to award a trophy for the biggest flat and round at the end of each league, so watch this space for hopefully some big catches. But all said and done it was a nice night to be out fishing, nice to be back.

All venues/results can be found by searching Norfolk Angling Club website for latest information and match reports.

Match Result:

1st          Nathan Drewery            peg 5                  2 fish               290 weight points (6lb 1/16oz)

2nd         Pete Simmons                peg 8                  2 fish              192 weight points (4lb)

3rd         Eamon Finch                   peg 13                2 fish              172 weight points (3lb 9/16oz)

For full individual points results see image:

Ps. remember to pay your 2021 – 2022 membership subscription (£10) and if you fancy one of the Clubs new hoodies contact Roger Cunnington asap (order to be placed on 16th September)

NAC Presentation Evening and Fish 23rd August 2021

Hello all

If you are interested in who won the various leagues from Winter 2019 – 2021 please see the attached images created for the Presentation evening at Kelling. Thanks to all who attended and supported the event.

What’s more a good nights fishing followed the BBQ and presentations with most catching a few Bass.

The next winter league starts on 6th September 2021, so if you are interested in joining our Monday night league or club drop me a line on or go direct to our Facebook page (search Norfolk Angling Club).

NAC Match Report Bacton 28th June 2021

NAC Match Report Bacton 28th June 2021  

Billy brings in the bass at Bacton

Last match of the summer league

With the weather very “un summery” with the tide turned and coming at a pace (HT 22:36pm). As we waited in the car park for arrivals we watched a lonely seal swimming in the gully, a good sign that there would be a few fish about, and hopefully a few Bass.  For this last match in the summer league 14 were listed to fish so a good number for a match. We welcomed the return of Hitesh for the second time, looking very keen a certainly a fishing convert. Would he get his first Bass? Also, we welcomed Holly, who it seemed also has the bug, unbelievable given the conditions of last week. Final welcome to Kevin Horne who joined for his 1st match with the club, hopefully all three will join us in the winter league.

The old hands checked out the tide, the gully and agreed that we would yet again fish to size limits. We pegged from opposite the car park (peg 14) towards Mundesley (peg 1). So, lining up on the beach, we waited for the ‘beach masters’ whistle (Peg 1 Russell Taylor), Russell whistled, and we were off! With the tide moving a few Bass started to arrive but undersized, was it going to be one of those nights. Then a few sizable flounders, dabs and Bass started to be caught. Match on! The later in the tide the bigger Bass started to be carded.

The Bass battle played out in the final few casts with Billy Rush (peg 12) picking up 3 Bass just as the light fading, including a nice 46cm and 41cm fish. We also saw a Simon Bottomley 45cm (peg 10), Roger Cunnington 44cm (peg 14), Russell Taylor 42cm (peg 1), also picking up a 41cm Ian Childerhouse (peg 9), and finally Hitesh picking up a 40cm specimen. But the Bass bragging rights fell to Nathan Drewery (peg 4) with a 52cm Bass on his last cast. Well done all.

The fight for the biggest flat was over the biggest flounder with final honours going to Allan Sexton (peg 8) with a fine 31cm fish. New member Kevin Horne (peg 7) also picked up a 25cm flounder, but fell 4cm short to John Spaltons (peg 2) 29cm fish.

A fitting finale with a total of 27 fish caught of which 17 Bass, 7 Flounders, 3 Dabs giving a total weight of 28 lbs (only 7lbs + last week), 1344 weight points. All venues/results can be found by searching Norfolk Angling Club website for latest information and match reports.

Match Result:

1st          Billy Rush                         Peg 12 3 fish    221 weight points    (4lb 10/16oz)

2nd         Nathan Drewery            Peg 4    3 fish    195 weight points    (4lb 1/16oz)

3rd         Ian Childerhouse            Peg 9    4 fish    186 weight points    (3lb 14/16oz)   

For full individual points results see image:

There is no league match next week as we take a summer break and enjoy the pleasures of leisure fishing…. maybe even catching a few mackerel. We return early September so watch out for new venues on our Facebook/www pages ……have a great summer. If you are leisure fishing and want a partner to post your venue and subsequent result on the Facebook/WhatApp.

Ps.   thanks for the various photos

NAC Match Report Mundesley 21st June 2021

NAC Match Report Mundesley 21st June 2021  

Andy Turk takes Mundesley

The penultimate match of this summer league. Where have all the weeks gone?

Weather had been decidedly iffy all weekend, so it was no surprise that the John Spalton’s pre match photos showed a choppy sea, plus the added fun of a lot of foam on the beach. Looked like we were all going to be fishing in a washing machine on the rinse cycle. Hopefully as we were going to be fishing down to low tide (23:11pm) and that the tide may take the foam aware. Unlucky, as with an incoming breeze NNE it kept what water there was in and choppy. So, 14 soles hit the beach more in hope than in anticipation of a good night’s fishing. We were joined by Nathan Drewery’s guest, Holly, not the ideal introduction to sea fishing, hopefully Nathan’s training would pay off.

We managed to get onto the beach in the groynes from the down path to the lifeboat ramp. We cast off at 7:00pm and it became evident very quickly that it was going to be a bit of a scratch match. With the water draining, choppy and foamy messing we started to see a few early flounder, dabs and a couple of early Bass. Look at the videos posted by John Spalton and Andy Turk to see conditions. Not the best of nights but with the summer equinox it meant no need for headlights until 10:00pm. In total only 14 fish caught, including 2 Bass falling to the cunning skill of John Catchpole (Peg 13 – 38cm largest round) and Andy Turk (Peg 5 – 36cm). The majority of fish were Flounder, with the biggest flat being 2 x 29cm Flounders falling to Andy Turk (Peg 5). Great to see Holly land a 28cm Flounder a good introduction to the club and payoff of Nathan’s training,

Overall a quiet night in not the best conditions with a total of 14 fish of size caught weighing 7lbs 4/16oz (348 weight points). Next week is the last match of the 2021 Summer League let us hope weather good and that someone tells the fish to make an appearance.

All venues/results can be found by searching Norfolk Angling Club website for latest information and match reports

Match Result:

1st          Andy Turk                        Peg 5    4 fish    121 weight points    (2lb 8/16oz)

2nd         John Catchpole               Peg 13  1 fish    55 weight points    (1lb 2/16oz)

3rd         Simon Bottomley           Peg 10 1 fish    30 weight points    (  10/16oz)       

In addition to the glory of a podium position (well done Andy and John) each received a lucky articulated key fob made by the digital printing skills of Billy Lyman. This will hopefully bring you good luck in the final match of the season.

For full individual points results see image:

Next match Monday 28th June @ Bacton (HT 22:36pm) fishing the flood – see Facebook for details. Remember to continue to monitor WhatsApp for any last minute changes.

NAC Match Report Cley 24th June 2021

NAC Match Report Cley 14th June 2021  

Battle for the Bass at Cley

It was always going to be an interesting match at Cley as it is a popular beach for anglers, dogs, swimmers and tourists. The car park was very busy with 4 x 4s and general pleasure seekers. The big debate was where to peg given rumours of high possibility of snagging to the right of the shelter (thanks Pete Simmons for the tip off), the longer walk on the left and how to miss all the swimmers. So instead of pegging it was decided to treat it as a rover with no pegs set allowing each angler to fish their favourite Cley location, grouped by right and left of shelter. Decision made it was time to tackle up and get a 6:30pm start. Sea looked good with a NNE breeze, making conditions tempting for Bass. Size limits applied in anticipation of a good haul of Bass. We were joined by Colin Bailey as a guest of John Catchpole, hope you have a good night, Colin.

With the tide on the flood, high tide due at 10:15pm it was hoped that we would pick up a few early schoolie Bass, but whilst conditions good no one seemed to have told the fish. Lots of long casting, short casting, bait changes lug/rag/squid/crab all to find fish. This match was not going to be won by volume of fish, it was going to be won by small margins, location (right or left) and tactics.

By mid-way through the match and the sun setting a few early 36 – 37cm Bass started to be caught. By the end of the match 19/22 fish caught were Bass with the biggest falling to Allan Sexton (fishing on the left) with a 48cm Bass, so claiming the biggest round prize. Notable other size Bass were caught by Leon Smith (42cm), Nathan Drewery (45cm), John Spalton (45cm), Ian Childerhouse (44cm), Colin Bailey (42cm) and Billy Rush (44cm). 3/22 fish caught were Flounders with Pete Simmons and Allan Sexton catching 28cm Flounders and so sharing the prize for biggest flat. Did anyone snag on marl, yes at least 3 on the right and a few on the left. But to end the debate of the best side to fish the bigger catches and ultimate winner, 2nd and 3rd all fished the left hand side of the shelter

A slow night with an impressive sunset (see pictures) but we managed to catch 19 bass, and looking at the weight points a close match all round. Congratulations Colin on your podium position, yes it was certainly a good night for you.

All venues can be found by searching Norfolk Angling Club website for latest information and match reports

Match Result:

1st          Colin Bailey      Left       3 fish    188 weight points    (3lb 15/16oz)

2nd         Pete Simmons  Left       4 fish    152 weight points    (3lb 3/16oz)

3rd         Allan Sexton     Left       2 fish    134 weight points    (2lb 13/16oz)   

For full individual points results see image:

Next match Monday 21st June @ Mundersley (LT 23:11pm) fishing the ebb – see Facebook for details. Remember to continue to monitor WhatsApp for any last minute changes.

NAC Match Report Overstrand 7th June 2021

NAC Match Report Overstrand 7th June 2021  

A slow night at Overstrand

The one thing that dominates fishing at Overstrand is the walk down and then back up from the car park to the beach. Even knowing it was a long haul up the path 12 members arrived to fish. We were joined by 1st timer with the club Hitesh Lad, welcome aboard!

The sun was up and the conversation drifted back to last week’s fish fest at Kelling. Were we going to see the bigger fish, bass, smooth hounds, dog fish? The warm sunny weather with a light breeze made it feel like a holiday outing, especially with all the talk of paddling out due to the tide being on the ebb and the water shallow. We made the pegging draw, agreed to fish to size limits (in anticipation of some big fish) and Nathan kindly agreed to show Hitesh the ropes. Pegging was from the foot of the cliff leftwards towards Cromer, no doubt John Spalton felt he should have asked for a short walk as he managed to draw Peg 1 (again!).

We took advantage of everyone being ready to fish with an earlier cast off of 6:30pm, hoping for those early fish from the ebb tide. Despite having the longest walk John Spalton (Peg 1) picked up first and early Dab cast 1, quickly followed by a 45cm Bass. It looked like it was going to be one of those evenings. Sadly, it did not live up to expectations with catches coming in slowly, and taking a lot of fish craft to catch what was there. Nathan managed to make Hitesh’s debut with a 27cm Flounder and a master class in setting up, casting, tackle choices and bait…. fingers crossed we hope he comes back to fish another day. (See video clip of Nathan in action).

In total we picked up a total of 19 fish, an average of 1.5 fish/member, compared to the 6.6 fish average from last week. The 19 fish included 9 Bass, 4 Dabs, 2 Flounder, 4 Whiting. With the biggest round that early 45cm Bass to caught by  John Spalton (Peg 1) and the biggest flattie a 31cm Flounder falling to Leon Smith (Peg 4). Given it was Ian Wells (Peg 5) local beach it was no surprise that local knowledge paid off with his first podium position of the season with a total of 6 fish including 2 Bass. One of the ways you can tell its was a quiet match is by the number of sunset pictures. Enjoy.

Yes, it was a slow night but its another pleasant evening with excellent company on the beach. Our first time fisher Hitesh enjoyed himself and left the match wanting to know where next venues would be. As an aside all venues can be found by searching Norfolk Angling Club website for latest information and match reports

Match Result:

1st          Ian Wells                         Peg 5    6 fish    179 weight points    (3lb 12/16oz)

2nd         John Spalton                   Peg 1    3 fish    116 weight points    (2lb 7/16oz)

3rd         Ian Childerhouse            Peg 12 3 fish    85 weight points    (1lb 12/16oz)   

For full individual points results see image:

Next match Monday 14th June @ Cley (HT 22:17pm) – see Facebook for details. Remember to continue to monitor WhatsApp for any last minute changes.

NAC Match Report Kelling 31st May 2021

NAC Match Report Kelling 31st May 2021  

A pack of Hounds hit Kelling

It certainly felt like a holiday with the sun making a pleasant appearance for this bank holiday. Everyone was in holiday mood especially with the suggestion, agreed at Yarmouth, to fish Kelling as a pairs match. (Thanks for the suggestion Nathan Drewery). What would be the rules, how would we score, who was to be paired with whom, what if we had odd numbers?

15 anglers had flagged ‘going’ on the Facebook page and arrived to fish, so John Spalton elected to fish with 2 rods (thanks John), meaning that we then had 7 pairs. 2 pairs were a given with Pete and Dad Simmonds (Dad keen to show Pete how it should be done) and Tony Holmes with his partner Kim West. We welcomed Glen Cox to his first match for a long time, hope it would live up to expectations.

Russell set up 15 peg positions on the beach, with peg 15 nearer to the wreck pegging back towards Salthouse. Pegs flagged, pairs drawn, it was time to hit the beach. What about the scoring I hear you cry? Simply each card to be marked up individually so we could assign individual league points, however for this match each pairs individual score to be totalled for this match (see statistics easy to see when you have the numbers). With an expectation of a good haul, we elected to fish to size limits.

With the sun still high, the tide coming in (High Tide 23:49pm), and with an easterly breeze each pair took their place on the beach. The whistle sounded for “cast off”. It wasn’t long until we saw up and down the beach the sight of Smooth Hounds being carefully brought in through the surf. It was a case of who would catch the biggest one, quite a feat given they could not be carded until larger after 51cm (size limit).

Glen Cox fishing with Leo Smith (pegs 11/12) quickly picked up a 69cm Smooth Hound a first and personal best. Followed by Russell Taylor paired with Simon Bottomley (pegs 13/14) then picking up 82cm and 87cm Smooth Hounds. Richard Hipperson paired with Barry Iseton (pegs 7/8) seemed to have a sweet mark catching 6 hounds ranging from 60cm to 75cm. Ian Childerhouse fishing with partner Andy Turk (pegs 5/6) picked up a 76cm Smooth Hound. But Leon Smith picked up an 89cm Smooth Hound taking the honours for biggest round. With fish these sizes the points total at the end of the match would be pretty exceptional!. What of team Spalton fishing unpaired but fishing with two rods, 3 dogs (the 4 legged variety) from peg 15?  John started slow but then hit his stride picking up a creditable 63cm and 75cm Smooth Hounds. Dad Simmonds of team Simmonds did show Peter what it was all about by picking up a 77cm Smooth Hound

It wasn’t just Smooth Hounds, a few Bass made an appearance with Simon Bottomley and Nathan Drewery both picking up 46cm Bass. So we have covered Smooth Hounds, Bass what other species caught in this fish fest. Further down the beach Andy Turk fishing with Ian Childerhouse (pegs 5/6) seemed to be focussing on picking up Pouting with 9 caught, beating Simon Bottomley with his own Pouting battle of 8 (but it did include a 32cm specimen). Dabs were the size of large dinner plates with Russell picking up the largest flat with a 30cm Dab, good news for the Bottomley/Taylor pairing. The pairing of Nathan Drewery and John Catchpole (pegs 9/10) were consistent through the night capturing 3rd overall, behind 2nd pair of Richard Hipperson and Barry Iseton (pegs 7/8). But both could not catch 1st pairing of Simon Bottomley and Russell Taylor (thanks for the tips/rod demo etc ….Simon) ….see match results

In total 99 fish caught weighing 102lbs 14/16oz (4907 weight points). 35/99 Pouts, 26/99 Dabs, 24/99 Smooth Hounds, 10/99 Whiting, with 3/99 Bass, 1/99 Coal Fish. And yes, Pete Simmond’s Dad achieved a creditable 308 points including a 77cm Smooth Hound. Glen Cox caught his first Smoothie, and Tony and Kim picked up Whiting and Dabs. What a haul, what a match!

I am sure there were a few personal bests of species, points, weight but any club records broken please advise.

Match Result:

Pegs                   Pair                                                              Weight Points/weight

13/14                 Simon Bottomley / Russell Taylor                           1256     26lb 3/16oz

7/8                     Richard Hipperson / Barry Iseton                           880       18lb 5/16oz

9/10                   John Catchpole / Nathan Drewey                           788       16lb 7/16oz

11/12                 Glen Cox / Leon Smith                                            627       13lb 1/16oz

5/6                     Ian Childerhouse / Andy Turk                                570       11lb 14/16oz

15                       Team Spalton                                                          432       9lb

3/4                     Team Simmonds                                                      308       6lb 7/16oz

1/2                     Tony Holmes / Kim West                                       46         15/16oz

For full individual points results see image:

Next match Monday 7th June @ Overstrand – see Facebook for details. Remember to continue to monitor WhatsApp for any last minute changes.

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NAC Match Report Great Yarmouth (South Beach) 24th May 2021

NAC Match Report Great Yarmouth (South Beach) 24th May 2021  

Catchpole does it again at Yarmouth

With only 8 carded fish last week at Sea Palling there was anticipation in the air as 8 anglers parked up to fish Great Yarmouth South Beach (always an interesting mark with easy access to the beach and a consistent tide). With Mr Early (John Spalton) providing an early view of beach conditions through a Facebook post a good start to Monday afternoon, it planned to be a good night. It was a welcome back to Neil Rowe and Chris Beare. Fishing Great Yarmouth doesn’t attract a larger number of NAC anglers, but its always a venue that throws up a healthy number of good size fish. So, would Great Yarmouth South Beach live up to it’s reputation?

Within everyone gathered, weather closing in, pegs selected, free starter pack gift issued, it was time to hit the beach for an early start. Pegging from Travel Inn end (Peg 8) to opposite the roller coaster (Peg 1) everyone then prepared to bring in the fish, and hunker down as the rain clouds gathered. In anticipation of good sized fish it was agreed to fish size limits. Within minutes of cast off the ‘ping’ whiting and ‘nursery’ dog fish/smooth hounds started to be caught, with a few being carded. The Travel Inn end of the Pegs started to card, match on.

John Catchpole (Peg 7), in good form from last weeks win at Sea Palling, started to card with a 58cm Dog and 27cm Whitings, clearly setting the pace for the rest of us. Fishing either side Ian Childerhouse (Peg 8) and Nathan Drewer (Peg 6) kept the pressure on, with John Spalton (Peg 4) also competing with Whiting and Dogs. Nathan (Peg 6) then caught a magnificent 41cm Ray (118 weight points) see picture putting the largest round out of reach for those just catching 50cm+ Dog fish.

In total 47 fish carded, with a total weight of 24lbs 14/16oz. Included 47 Whiting, 7 Dabs, 5 Dog, 1 each of Eel, Ray, Pout. A good haul, good sport, Great Yarmouth still a ‘great’ venue holding onto its reputation. Biggest flat was a 28cm Dab caught by Simon Bottomley (Peg 2). John Catchpole kept the pressure all night picking up a total haul of 15 fish, seeing him number 1 for the second week running. Can he make it a third week in a row… this space.

(thanks for the photos Neil, Nathan, John)

Match Result:

1st  John Catchpole         (Peg 7) with 15 fish achieving 310 weight points        (6lb 7/16oz)

2nd Nathan Drewery       (Peg 5) with 5 fish achieving 267 weight points           (5lb 9/16oz)

3rd John Spalton              (Peg 4) with 8 fish weighting 210 weight points    (4lb 6/16oz)

For full points results see image:

Next match Monday 31th May @ Kelling – see Facebook for details but is planned to be a ‘pairs’ match depending on numbers. Remember to continue to monitor WhatsApp for any last minute changes.

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NAC Match Report Sea Palling 17th May 2021

NAC Match Report Sea Palling 17th May 2021  

Catchpole dominates the Sea Palling Match!

Fresh from last week’s match on Bacton, it was with great expectations that we all met at the Sea Palling car park, 10 anglers met on time and already for an early start. Sea Palling with its lagoons and parallel groynes See Palling is always and interesting venue and match. Weather whilst dry and cloudy with only a slight breeze it looked to be very favourable conditions. We would be fishing the tide up; High Tide was to be 11:09pm. Having seen Ant’s Bass (48cm) in the back of the car from an earlier fishing that day (Happisburgh) the thought of lots of Bass, made the decision for fishing to size limit seem most appropriate.

We pegged around the first lagoon (sounds very exotic) with Nathan (Peg 10) taking end point, opposite the car park steps spreading clockwise with Barry (Peg 1) completing the opposite end. With only 10 fishing and conditions clear it was easy to see how everyone was catching. Seeing Russell (Peg 8) catching a ‘schoolie’ bass after about 30 seconds after ‘cast off’ and John Spalton (Peg 3) catching 27cm Flounder it looked to be a bumper night.

But that’s were the night failed to deliver. Along the pegs everyone was looking for that tell-tale bite, changing bait, distances, traces …. anything to find fish. John Catchpole (Peg 9) pulled in a 38cm Bass, then a decent 26cm Flounder, followed quickly by a 34cm Flounder. Did he have some magic bait? Either side of him Nathan (Peg 10) and Russell (Peg 8) tried every trick in their armoury to catch him. All in all, a very quiet night with very few sizeable fish caught, other that JC’s. It looked to be a clean sweep for John…. but with his last cast of the night Barry (Peg 1) also picked up a 38cm Bass.

With John Catchpole (Peg 9) picking up the winner’s position, biggest flat a 34cm Flounder, and the biggest round 38cm Bass sharing with Barry Iseton (Peg 1) …. see catches below. All in all, a testing evening. Congratulations John a great performance.

(thanks for the photos Ant/Nathan/Andy)

Match Result:

1st  John Catchpole         (Peg 9) with 4 fish achieving 139 weight points (2lb 14/16oz)

2nd Barry Iseton               (Peg 1) with 1 fish achieving 55 weight points (1lb 2/16oz)

3rd John Spalton              (Peg 3) with 1 fish weighting 21 weight points (7/16oz)

For full points results see image

Next match Monday 24th May @ Gt Yarmouth (South Beach) Sea Palling – see Facebook for details. Remember to continue to monitor WhatsApp for any last minute changes.

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