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NAC Match Report Sea Palling 23rd September 2019

17 anglers made the journey down to Sea Palling for the latest NAC match, as always with this venue it was a rover as long as you fished near another member for signing of the card etc, many of the club members have never fished this venue before so it would be interesting to see what came on the score cards.

With rain forecast for later in the evening we all hoped it would not be torrential as the majority had not bothered to bring a shelter as is the norm on the sand venues. From the off we were plagued by tiny pin whiting not even reaching 18cm especially in the center parts of the bays, but this venue can always throw up some surprises and good sized bass, and flounders are often caught.

Top rod on the night was Ian Wells fishing to the left with 4 fish for 3lb 2 1/3oz, 2nd place and first time on the podium was Emma Princess Roberts thrashing her husband Chris yet again, with 3 fish for 2lb 1oz, third place went to Chick Roper with 2 fish for 1lb 8 2/3oz, heaviest round went to Andrew Bunn with a 37cm bass and Heaviest flatfish went to Dene Conway with a cracking 34cm flounder, sadly 6 of the 17 failed to catch but that’s fishing, next week we are back on the shingle at Cley.

Full Results

Ian Wells 30pts

Emma Princess Roberts 29pts

Chick Roper 28pts

Dene Conway 27pts +5 flat

Andrew Bunn 26pts +5 round

Richard Hipperson 25pts

Alan Tew 24pts

Russell Taylor 23pts

Johnathan Trivett 22pts

Simon Bottomley 21pts

John Harvey 20pts

Sam Ellis 5pts

Neil Rowe 5pts

Eamon R Finch 5pts

Chris Roberts 5pts

Barry Iseton 5pts

Ian Childerhouse 5pts

Posted by Dene Conway on Wednesday, September 25, 2019

NAC Match Report Overstrand 9th September 2019

Overstrand 9/9/19
23 Anglers turned out for this Monday night match Including another new member Sam Ellis and guest anglers Clive Parker, Anthony Holmes and Martin Krilovs.
11 pegs where to the left of the slope past the wall and over the revetments and 12 where to the right or the slope out of site of the other 11 which made for an interesting match as one half of the beach didn’t know how the other half was doing.
The sea was flat with very little colour in it, all where hoping for a weed free evening but it wasn’t to be, for most they had it with them for nearly the whole match and a lucky few just for the last hour.
Again with the time of year and the bigger species disappearing it was decided to make it an 18cm match to give everyone a chance to card.
It turned out to be a tuff night with the majority carding just the one fish, either a Dab or a Flounder and it was Ian Wells who found the biggest of these with a 33cm Flounder to take biggest flat.
1 whiting, 1 Eel, 4 Rockling, 2 Sole and 3 Bass where also caught with Ian Childerhouse finding a 42cm Bass for biggest round and a 32cm sole to take the win, 2 fish, 114pts 2lb 6oz.
2nd place went to myself, 6 fish, 105pts 2lb 3oz.
3rd was Nathan Drewery with 4 fish, 82pts 1lb 11oz 1/3.
30pts Ian Childerhouse + 5pts biggest round
29pts Russell Taylor
28pts Nathan Drewery
27pts Alan Tew
26pts Ian Wells + 5pts biggest flat
25pts Leon Smith
24pts Clive Parker
23pts John Harvey
22pts Neil Rowe
21pts Martin Wheeldon
20pts Andrew Bunn
20pts Billy Rush
19pts Richard Hipperson
18pts Robert Smith
18pts Anthony Holmes
5pts Dene Conway
5pts Roger Cunnington
5pts Chick Roper
5pts Sam Ellis
5pts Simon Bottomley
5pts John Catchpole
5pts Tyler Rush
5pts Martin Krilovs

NAC Match Report Bacton 2nd September 2019

Bacton 02/09/19
The start of the new season saw 18 anglers venture onto the new beach at Bacton which does look very impressive.
It was nice to see some new faces for the start of the 2019/20 season, a very warm welcome to Emma and Chris Roberts, Neil Rowe, Robert Smith, Nathan Drewery and Jonathan Trivet.
No one really new what to expect from this new beach so we decided to make it 18cm. Some of the club members have fished it in previous weeks and caught Bass so hopes where high there would be a few around. High tide was around 10pm and pegging was to the left of the Red house caravan park, the sea was reasonably flat with the occasional wave crashing on the shore.
The first half of the match did see catches of Bass with Simon bottomley and new member Neil Rowe both recording a 40cm which gave them a share of the biggest round prize.
With quite a few Dabs and Flounders coming out as well it was Jonathan trivit who carded a 34cm flounder to take biggest flat. 3 good size Eels where caught along with the start of the tiny 10cm pin Whiting.
2nd half of the match was a different story, with the weed starting to pick up an hour or so before high, buy the time high tide came along it was unfishable as within 30 seconds of casting out, your line had collected enough weed to fill a wheelbarrow. Fair play to everyone for sticking it out as long as they did but with 15 minutes to go before the end of the match enough was enough and we decided to call it a night.
3rd place went to Simon Bottomley who obviously hasn’t lost his touch over the summer break carding 4 fish, 132pts, 2lb 12oz
2nd place was new member Neil Rowe who also carded 4 fish, 151pts, 3lb 2oz 1/3
1st place was Richard hipperson who managed to find 7 fish, 222pts, 4lb 10oz.
30pts Richard Hipperson
29pts Neil Rowe + 5pts biggest round
28pts Simon Bottomley +5pts biggest round
27pts Dave Mathers
26pts Russell Taylor
25pts Jonathan Trivet +5pts biggest flat
24pts Tyler Rush
23pts Chick Roper
22pts Ian Wells
21pts Ian Childerhouse
20pts Leon Smith
5pts Emma Roberts
5pts Chris Roberts
5pts Nathan Drewery
5pts Martin Wheeldon
5pts Alen Sexton
5pts Robert Smith
5pts Billy Rush

NAC Match Report Kelling 24th June 2019

NAC Report 24th June Kelling 2019
16 anglers for tonight’s match at Kelling pegging was left and right of the gate, as always with Kelling if your on the right peg you will catch and someone next to you may blank or struggle its really just the lay of the land and where the fish congregate, but that’s the luck of the draw. Either way the evening was beautiful with light winds and gentle roll on the sea and a fantastic sunset so the fish really were not that important for some.
Top rod on the evening was Roger Cunnington carding 15 fish for 4lb 1 1/3oz, 2nd place went to Russell Taylor with 7 fish for 3lb 12 1/3oz and final podium spot went to Ian Childerhouse with 14 fish for 2lb 14oz.
95 fish were carded between us and no one blanked.
Last match of the season is the club open at Sutton Bridge 12 noon til 5pm
Full results
Roger Cunnington 30pts
Russell Taylor 29pts
Ian Childerhouse 27pts
Simon Bottomley 26pts
Barry Iseton 25pts
Leon Smith 24pts
Alan Sexton 23pts
John Harvey 22pts
Chick Roper 21pts
Ian Wells 20pts
John Catchpole 19pts
Dene Conway 18pts
Alan Tew 18pts
Eamon Eamon R Finch 16pts
Steve Lawson 15pts
Martin Wheeldon 14pts
The sunset video:

NAC Match Report Mundersley 17th June 2019

NAC Report Mundesley 17th June 2019

14 anglers arrived at Mundesley on a lovely warm evening, pegging was left and right with the center bay left free for swimmers. Fishing was fairly slow with weed being an issue up and over high water, but once the ebb started the weed disappeared. First cast and first blood fell to Ian Childerhouse with a hound at 79cm, this turned out to be his only sizeable fish but was enough to secure 3rd place, with 1 fish for 5lb 1 1/3oz, 2nd place went to Russell Taylor also with 1 hound for 5lb 8oz, but it was John Harvey who took the top spot with a better hound of 87cm for 7lb 4oz, with the top 3 all catching a single hound each, i must mention 4th place Simon Bottomley who had 3 fish for 1lb 10 1/3oz, if the hounds hadn’t turned up he would have won the match with his 2 flounders and for him a first ever sole at 27cm, he also took heaviest flatfish with a flounder at 32cm, heaviest round went to John Harvey with his 87cm hound.

A lovely evening on the beach even if the fishing wasn’t great.

Next weeks match is at Kelling.

Full results

John Harvey 30pts

Russell Taylor 29pts

Ian Childerhouse 28pts

Simon Bottomley 27pts

Dene Conway 26pts

Leon Smith 25pts

Ian Wells 24pts

John Catchpole 23pts

Roger Cunnington 22pts

Alan Tew 5pts

David Lake 5pts

Michael Wood 5pts

Chick Roper 5pts

Martin Wheeldon 5pts

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NAC Match Report Walcott 3rd June 2019

NAC Report Monday 3rd June Walcott
15 anglers fished Mondays match at Walcott , starting half an hour earlier than normal fishing the last hour of the flood and over high water. Pegging was right if the slip, what was immediately noticeable for those who have fished this venue before was the sand build up which is almost to the top of the promenade. This venue was the scene of last weeks hound fest with loads of fish coming out throughout the day, but with the may weed and red weed in the water expectations were not high, but as always spirits and banter was.
From the 15 anglers who fished only 6 anglers managed to find sizeable fish, top rod on the evening with one hound at 79cm was John Catchpole with 5lb 1 1/3oz, second podium spot went to Roger Cunnington with 2 fish for 1lb 2 2/3oz including a nice 33cm flounder, final podium spot went to Simon Bottomley also with 2 fish for 14 2/3oz. A tough night for many lets hope the weed thins out for next weeks match at Mundesley.
Heaviest flat went to Roger Cunnington 33cm flounder and heaviest round went to John Catchpole 79cm hound.
Full Results
John Catchpole 30pts
Roger Cunnington 29pts
Simon Bottomley 28pts
Dene Conway 27pts
Billy Rush 26pts
John Harvey 25pts
Alan Tew 5pts
Ninian Wharton 5pts
Tyler Rush 5pts
Alan Sexton 5pts
David Lake 5pts
Terry Wadlow 5pts
John Botterill 5pts
Russell Taylor 5pts

Martin Wheeldon 5pts

NAC Match Report Bacton 27th May 2019

NAC Report Monday 27th May 2019
Bacton was the venue for tonight’s match pegging to the right of Red House caravan park, with 13 anglers fishing the ebb and first of the flood. The first thing that was noted was the changes to the beach since earlier in the year the sand build up over the closer in gulleys made getting to the waters edge a lot easier than the previous match where wading through the gulley was the only way to fish. From the off fish were coming in but mainly small undersized whiting and dabs. New member Matty Catton was the first to find a hound early on but for most it was a struggle until the last half an hour of the match when the tide started to run. Top spot went to Matty Catton with 4 fish two whiting and two hounds including a cracker at 84cm, giving him a total weight of 10lb 8oz and a first match podium spot, well done Matty, second place went to Russell Taylor who had 3 sizeable fish a bass and two hounds for a total weight of 8lb 1 1/3oz, final podium spot went to Dene Conway also with 3 fish for 6lb 14 2/3oz.
Sundays match at Bacton is cancelled due to lack of interest for sunday fishing, so we will be at Walcott on Monday evening.
Heaviest round went to Matty with his 84cm hound and heaviest flat went to Simon Bottomley
Full results
Matty Catton 30pts
Russell Taylor 29pts
Dene Conway 28pts
Billy Rush 27pts
Jonathon Trivett 26pts
Simon Bottomley 25pts
Tyler Rush 5pts
Alan Tew 5pts
Alan Sexton 5pts
Dave Mathers 5pts
Daniel Roffey 5pts
Bob John 5pts
Bill Pacey 5pts

NAC Match Report Kelling 20th May 2019

NAC Report Kelling Rescheduled match. 20th May 2019

After Sundays cancellation it was decided to fish Monday evening at Kelling, pegging left and right of the gate, with a northerley wind blowing and a slight chop on the sea, we were all hoping for bass and possibly a hound or two, with this in mind normal size limits were in place.

As always at Kelling it can be a tale of two halves with right hand side normally fishing better than under the cliffs although this isnt always the case. Fishing up and over high water saw the best chance of fish, with 23 of us lined up the match began.

From the off it was apparant that the weekends match may have accounted for the lack of fish, but there were plenty of undersized and it was a battle to find the sizeable fish.

A close run battle between between the two end pegs saw very different tactics, with Leon Smith on peg 1 and Tyler Rush on peg 23, Leon’s tactics were certainly targetting dabs and fishing for what he knew would be in front of him and not what he hoped to catch a good lesson for all, this he did well with 10 fish for 2lb 13oz, while at the other end Tyler was targetting flounders he managed 4 flounders ranging from 27cm to 34cm. Both these two were unaware of Russells game plan which was to go for the bigger fish namely bass and it was with only 3 fish that he took podium spot by a few ounces for 2lb 14 1/3oz including his 40cm bass. Second podium spot went to Leon Smith using his end peg to great advantage and final podium and a first time up there was Tyler Rush with 2lb 11oz, heaviest round went to Russell Taylor with his 40cm bass and heaviesst flat went to Tyler Rush with his 34cm flounder.

A few firsts for people tonight with Paul Grothier catching his first ever hound and a 5 legged crab, and Chick Roper catching a coalfish, sadly both were undersized and were returned to grow more, 79 sizeable fish were carded and returned.

Big Edible crabs were also prevalant in most peoples catches but all in all a great night with some even better banter before after and during. It was very nice to see a well attended match with some returning faces including Ian Childerhouse and Martin Wheeldon, Hamza Borden and John Borden, along with guest anglers Simon and Mick Farmer, Kevin McMillan and Dave Burr. Well done to all who fished and made it to the end especially Richard Hipperson who was in fact last man off the beach.

An even bigger well done must go to Eamon R Finch who couldn’t attend the match but did come down later and walk the entire stretch from Weybourne to the Block House at Kelling carrying a blue sack and his trusty litter picking tool, collecting anything rubbish wise that may have been left behind by mistake from previous days of fishing.

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Full results

Russell Taylor 30pts

Leon Smith 29pts

Tyler Rush 28pts

Peter Simmonds 27pts

Billy Rush 26pts

Ninian Wharton 25pts

Barry Iseton 24pts

Simon Bottomley 23pts

Ian Childerhouse 22pts

Alan Tew 21pts

Richard Hipperson 20pts

John Borden 19pts

Hamza Borden 18pts

Kevin McMillan 17pts

Simon Farmer 16pts

Roger Cunnington 15pts

Paul Grothier 14pts

John Catchpole 13pts

Dene Conway 13pts

Martin Wheeldon 11pts

Mick Farmer 10pts

Chick Roper 5pts

Dave Burr 5pts

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