NAC Match Report Bacton 10th May 2021

NAC Match Report Bacton 10th May 2021  

Bacton Barks!

Having finally dried out from last weeks soaking at Kelling and the lack of fish it was a bumper group of 15 anglers who met in Bacton car park with thoughts of some decent fishing. Weather good, clear skies, sunny, warm, dry with the tide high at 18:51pm. We welcomed back Dene (founder of the NAC Fishing Club) and Nicole Conway of Rite Gear from sheltering due to the lockdown and welcomed new member Ant Jarosius. Whilst the press were talking about coming out of lockdown step 3 and the thoughts of lots of hugging all NAC anglers wanted to do was hit the beach in search of hugging a few decent Dogs, Hounds, Bass, in fact hugging anything of size (decision taken to fish to size limits in anticipation).

Thanks, Russell, for pegging the beach. Pegs 5/6 directly opposite the car park with Peg 2 towards the gas works and Peg 16 heading towards Walcott. Given high tide was 18:51pm we marshalled quickly on dry sand and elected to have an early kick off at 6:30pm, which meant a quick walk through the gully to cast. Soon found out whose waders were waterproof (looks like I will need some vinyl weld on mine!). The whistle went and we were on. Some early undersized dog fish, whiting, dabs caught up and down the beach. Then we started to have some fun with the Hounds making their presence felt up/down the beach. Looked like Dene and Nicole were clearly back on form with early hits, especially Nicole!

It became obvious that the match would be won by the biggest Dog/Hound but who would be the lucky angler. A total of 46 sized fish caught weighing 50lb 4/16oz. Of which 14 were Smooth Hounds, 7 Dog Fish, 21 Whiting, and 2 each of Bass and Dabs. The largest rounds were Smooth Hounds with Russell Taylor (Peg 12) bagging a 78cm with Roger Cunnington’s (Peg 9) bagging a 71cm Hound. Nicole Conway (Peg 5) picked up a 64cm Hound, with John Catchpole picking up a 63cm Dog fish.  Dave Mathers (Peg 13) bagged a 62 cm Hound, along with a 57cm Hound and a 58cm Dog. Dene (Peg 6) was back to his old ways picking up not only a sizeable Hound but a decent 48cm Bass. This was closely followed by Nathan Drewery (Peg 10) with a creditable 43cm Bass.  The largest Flat went to Barry Iseton (Peg 4) with 25cm Dab. Newcomer Ant Jarosius (Peg 15) opened his NAC account with a 57 Dog Fish, congratulations and welcome to the club. See picture for “who caught what”.

“Woof woof” (to quote Donald Sutherlands character in Kelly’s Heroes – oddball) ……Bacton was barking!

(thanks for the photos Roger/Dene/Ant)

Match Result:

1st Russell Taylor             (Peg 12) with 3 fish achieving 312 weight points                        (6lb 8/16oz)

2nd Roger Cunnington    (Peg 9) with 4 fish achieving 310 weight points                         (6lb 7/16oz) 

3rd John Catchpole          (Peg 2) with 6 fish achieving 294 weigh points                         (6lb 2/16oz)

For full points results see image

Next match Monday 17th May @ Sea Palling – see Facebook for details. Remember to continue to monitor WhatsApp for any last minute changes.

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NAC Match Report Kelling 3rd May 2021

NAC Match Report Kelling 3rd May 2021  

Back to Kelling for the 2nd time this summer league.

With a yellow weather warning in place for 45 – 50+ mph winds and rain, 8 hardy souls gathered at Kelling for the 6th match of this summer league. The plan was to use Kelling to avoid the tourist rush over the bank holiday, but surprisingly given conditions not a single tourist visible up/down the beach. Pre match banter centred around how wet we would get and who had decided to bring their bivvy with them. We were confident enough to make it a size limit match as conditions looked right for a good haul of Bass/Dog fish a few if us had invested in some fresh peeler crabs for the occasion (contact Dene at RITEGEAR), would it help?

In addition to the very inclement weather, we also had the none to favourable tide of LT 19:00, so we would be fishing up the tide with a SW wind coming over our shoulder. Nice to see the wreck stack pipe clearly visible. We pegged to the right, heading towards the wreck. As we hit the beach the rain came down, and did not stop till 10:30pm. All the bivvys came out, first priority.

Leon Smith (Peg 1) started well with a couple of Dabs, and likewise at the other end of the draw Barry Ineson (Peg 8) and Ian Childerhouse (Peg 7) seemed to be doing likewise. The middle pegs were the ones having the problems with no sizeable fish. The weather continued to miss behave with only a few fish of size caught. In total 32 fish with a weight of 8lb 6/16oz caught with the prize of biggest flat fish of 24cm shared between Leon (Peg 1), Barry (Peg 8) and Ian (Peg 7). Apologies missed Ian off his share of the flat prize due to soggy match card obscuring his Dab size. However, Ians 31cm Pout clearly took the prize for the biggest round.

Well done all for braving the weather, no one blanked, I guess it will take a few days to dry out (match cards tell their story of the night)

Match Result:

1st Leon Smith                  (Peg 1) with 9 fish achieving 117 weight points                        (2lb 7/16oz)

2nd Barry Ineson              (Peg 8) with 8 fish achieving 91 weight points                  (1lb 14/16oz) 

3rd Ian Childerhouse       (Peg 7) with 5 fish achieving 87 weigh points                   (1lb 13/16oz)

Next match Monday 10th May @ Bacton – see Facebook for details. Remember to continue to monitor WhatsApp for any last minute changes.

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Full results:                                   Points

Leon Smith                                    30         +5 (flat)

Barry Iseton                                  29         +5 (flat)

Ian Childerhouse                           28         +5 (flat) + 5 (round)

John Spalton                                 27

Simon Bottomley                          26

Russell Taylor                                25

David Matters                               24

Nathan Drewery                           23

NAC Match Report Mundesley 26th April 2021

NAC Match Report Mundesley 26th April 2021  

First time on sand this summer league.

At last week’s meeting it was agreed we would shift the venue from Walcott to Mundesley in the thought that parking would be easier and that the fishing would be good. A phone call earlier in the week from Ian Wells fishing Mundesley seemed to confirm we would be facing a lively session. With high tide set for 18:57pm the early gatherers checked the incoming tide to see where best to fish, and more importantly could we fish from the prom with all those beach huts. From the car park 2 locals (one on a motorbike) headed for the beach raising confidence that we were in for a good night. So confident that we agreed to fish to size limits, were we being optimistic?

Following lengthy discussions, it was felt that we would fish the right hand side of the prom upto the Life Boat Station (Pegs 1-5), then onto the beach (Pegs 6 – 13). So, with the tide coming upto high 13 members set off down the slope to the beach. It was a welcome back to Matt Lawes, and we were joined by Luke Boxall and Jack Brodey for the second time.

With the tide peaking everyone set up in anticipation of a good night’s fishing.

The initial optimism did not translate into a sizeable haul with no early full traces, of proliferation of dabs or whiting. As the tide continued to fall Jack Brody (Peg 10) picked up a 48cm Smooth Hound which unluckily it later transpired did not achieve the size limit of 51cm (click here for  Size Limits | Norfolk Angling Club) Reports of some small whiting were being reported, plus 2 flounder each from Leon Smith (Peg 2) 25cm/26cm, and Ian Childerhouse (Peg 3) 27cm/25cm. Ian picking up the biggest flat. Simon Bottomley (Peg 7) picked up a 51cm Dog Fish, but was beaten for biggest round by Russell Taylor (Peg 5) with a 61cm. If there was a prize for the most species it would have gone to Nathan Drewery (Peg 4) who picked up Flounder, Whiting, Pout, and Dab in his 6 fish caught.

All in all, not a great night with our initial optimism not realised with only 25 fish recorded on cards, a total of 11lbs 10/16oz, but the banter was good, and weather stayed fair. Roll on next week.

Match Result:

1st Ian Childerhouse        (Peg 3) with 7 fish achieving 119 weight points                        (2lb 8/16oz)

2nd Nathan Drewery       (Peg 4) with 6 fish achieving 99 weight points                  (2lb 1/16oz) 

3rd Russell Taylor            (Peg 5) with 1 fish achieving 89 weigh points                   (1lb 14/16oz)

Lucky peg this week was Simon Bottomley (Peg 7)

Next match Monday 3rd May (Bank Holiday) @ Kelling – see Facebook for details. Remember to continue to monitor WhatsApp for any last minute changes.

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Full results:                                   Points

Ian Childerhouse                           30         +5 (flat)

Nathan Drewery                           29

Russell Taylor                                28         +5 (round)

Matt Lawes                                   27

Simon Bottomley                          26

Luke Boxall                                    25

Leon Smith                                    24

Ian Wells                                       23

John Spalton                                 22

Andrew Turk                                 5

Barry Iseton                                  5

John Catchpole                             5

Jack Brodey                                   5

NAC Match Report Kelling 19th April 2021

NAC Match Report Kelling 19th April 2021  

The Facebook page, Messenger and the WhatsApp had been lively over the last few days as the number planning to attend the match at Weybourne started to increase. By Monday, the number had reached 17 so it meant an early check at Weybourne to see if the beach could accommodate the match. General consensus of those early arrivals by 5:00pm was that the pleasure anglers would split the match too much. So, a rescheduling to Kelling was declared (good job we had a key to access). With that number the beach needed to be pegged, so a big thanks to Russell who quickly knocked up pegs in the car park.

Having declared a change of venue a quick bit of social media, WhatsApp, and mobile to get the message to all planned attendees. We even managed to get Ian Wells on his mobile……a triumph of technology. Gathering at the beach car park it was great to see Ian Wells and Allan Sexton back fishing. We were also joined by 2 new members Luke Boxall and Jack Budrey, welcome to the club guys hope you have as much fun as the rest of us.

Having gathered and drawn pegs we hit the beach, pegging left to right of the gate with Peg 8 opposite the gate, we assembled in bright sunshine. It looked to be a busy night, given the experience of the Holt Club at Kelling the day before (lots of small fish sizes), we opted to fish 18cm+ with conversion to points. Match on!  

Low tide was 18:17pm, so we were fishing up the tide. With the sunny conditions it was pleasing to see a flurry of initial Dabs being caught but nothing of big size. Leon Smith (Peg 17) and Andy Turk (Peg 12) setting the pace. Andy fresh from his previous day tutorial with the world champion, no pressure Andy. Dabs seemed to be the order of the night with 149/180 dabs caught throughout the evening. Mist came down at about 8:30pm and the temperature dropped to just above freezing and the pace of catches seemed to slow up. The last hour seemed to pick up with a number of slightly larger Dabs and Pouts being caught. The vagaries of Kelling, living up to its reputation of the majority of catches to the right hand side. The largest Flat fish went to Mr Consistent Ian Childerhouse (Peg 8) with a 26cm Dab and the largest Round being a Pout caught by Simon Bottomley (peg 14).  

That extra practice and tutoring paid off for Mr Turk (Peg 12) picking up Podium position with 23 fish, 5lb 3/16ozs, 248 weight points. Well done, well deserved Andy. There was competition for 2nd and 3rd position with only 1 weight point between Simon Bottomley (Peg 14) and Leon Smith (Peg 17) in fact 1/3oz. So close.   

Match Result:

1st Andrew Turk              (Peg 12) with 23 fish achieving 248 weight points                        (5lb 3/16oz)

2nd Simon Bottomley      (Peg 14) with 18 fish achieving 222 weight points                         (4lb 10/16oz) 

3rd Leon Smith                 (Peg 17) with 22 fish achieving 221 weigh points                                       (4lb 9.75/16oz)

No lucky peg this week as £1/member went to club funds to pay for additional cost of parking at Kelling

Next match Monday 26th April @ Mundersley – see Facebook for details. Remember to continue to monitor WhatsApp for any last minute changes.

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Full results:                                   Points

Andy Turk                                     30        

Simon Bottomley                          29         +5

Leon Smith                                   28        

Billy Rush                                      27        

Richard Hipperson                        26        

John Catchpole                             25        

Barry Iseton                                  24        

John Spalton                                 23        

Allan Sexton                                 22        

Tyler Rush                                     21        

Russell Taylor                               20        

Ian Childerhouse                           19         +5

Jack Budrey                                   18        

Ian Wells                                       17        

Nathan Drewery                           16        

Luke Boxall                                   15        

Eamon Finch                                 5           

NAC Match Report 12th April 2021 Salthouse

NAC Match Report Salthouse 12th April 2021  

After the storms of last week forced us to cancel the planned match at Bacton it was a delight to be created with a bright, cool, fresh breezy evening as 10 members gathered to fish Salthouse. No dash to the open air beer gardens of the Dun Cow for NAC members, as COVID-19 restrictions for Stage 2 out of lockdown kicked off. Such dedication. Great to see Leon Smith finally released from lockdown. Everyone was in good mood as we headed for the beach. See photos of a spectacular sunset.

High tide was 19:50pm with a Northerly cool wind. Pegging was from Peg 10 opposite the car park to the left heading towards Cley. There was some concern that the right hand side pegs would be found to snaggy, and this was proved to be true if you casted long – talk to Richard Hipperson (Peg 10) and Barry Iseton (Peg 8). Care point for next use of Salthouse is to peg more to the left. After a quick consultation (thanks Nathan) it was decided to fish to size limits as there was an expectation of Bass and Dog fish

The early catch by Richard Hipperson (Peg 10) of a fine 31cm Pout (see photo – yes, that is Richard modelling the how to stay warm on Salthouse Beach look) seemed to confirm the choice of fishing to size limits, but the fish seemed a bit shy with low numbers of any fish being caught across all pegs. The pegging lottery was again evident again, but the evening was bright, so everyone used their own skill sets, different rigs, and every choice of bait from fresh lug, frozen black, rag, frozen squid. Fish began to be caught but in small numbers from previous sessions with Pout and Dabs seeming to be the popular catches.

Richard Hipperson with 31cm Pout

At the end of the very cold evening (0 degrees) with all the results in 25 fish were carded (weight equivalent of 8lbs 10oz). The largest round went to Nathan Drewery (Peg 7) with a 36cm Bass last cast of the night. Largest round went to fresh out of lockdown Leon Smith with a 33cm Flounder (Peg 5)

Nathan (Peg 7) picked up the 1st podium position with 4 carded fish (97 weight points – a total weigh of 2lb 1/3 oz). Well deserved.

Match Result:

1st Nathan Drewery        (Peg 7) with 4 fish weighing a total of 2lb 1/3oz                                              (97 weight points).

2nd Leon Smith               (Peg 5) with 4 fish weighing a total of 1lb 13/16oz                                   (86weight points) 

3rd Billy Rush                    (Peg 2) with 6 fish weighing a total of 1lb 9/16                                              (75 weight points)

Finally, the 1st lucky peg of the season went to Simon Bottomley

Next match Monday 12th April @ Weybourne

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Full results:                                   Points

Nathan Drewery                          30         +5 Round

Leon Smith                                   29         +5 Flat

Billy Rush                                      28

Tyler Rush                                     27

Richard Hipperson                       27

Simon Bottomley                         25

Barry Iseton                                  5

Ian Childerhouse                         5

John Catchpole                            5

John Spalton                                5

NAC Match Report 29th March 2021 Weybourne

NAC Match Report Weybourne 29th March 2021  

Welcome back.

We last fished 21 December 2020 before the latest lockdown stopped all match fishing. But we are back and what a night to regroup. With a promise of the warmest Spring day since the 1960s and an advantageous tide 13 NAC fisher folk regrouped in the Weybourne Car Park. Even the impact of a jobs worth car park attendant did not dampen spirits as we grouped (socially distanced of course). It was like the first day of a new school term but with new beards and barber challenging haircuts. Great to see David Mathers back with us showing how it should be done…. see results.

With conditions good, water coming up to high at 19:55pm, and expected dog fish we decided to fish to length with pegging from left of the pipe avoiding the pleasure anglers. See photos for a spectacular sunset.

As is typical with Weybourne the pegging lottery played its hand with fish seemingly preferring the left hand side of the draw. Fish were caught through the night with nobody blanking a great start to the season. Dogs were caught by Ian Childerhouse (Peg 3 – 62cm), Simon Bottomley (Peg 6 – 60cm) and Russell Taylor (Peg 7- 53cm). Ian Childerhouse therefore winning biggest round. 16 Dabs caught with the biggest flat being shared by Richard Hipperson (Peg 12 – 26cm) and Simon Bottomley (Peg 6 -26cm).

Unlucky for Nathan Drewery (Peg 5) who caught an excellent specimen Ray of 33cm across the wings (see picture) but was deemed undersized using MAFF guidelines. In total 65 fish caught a total weight of 25lbs 15 ozs. See table for full breakdown of dabs, rockling, pouting, dogs, whiting. For latest MAFF guidelines click this link Sea fish size limit chart — Sea Angler.

The spoils for the night went to Andy Turk (Peg 4) with a consistent performance bringing in fish all night, in fact catching 14 fish (219 weight points – a total weight of 4lbs 9 ounces). A great result Andy, no wonder you look ‘cool’ in the photo.

Match Result:

1st Andrew Turk              (Peg 4) with 14 fish weighing a total of 4lbs 9/16oz                           (219 weight points).

2nd Simon Bottomley      (Peg 6) with 8 fish weighing a total of 3lbs 15/16oz                                  (189 weight points) 

3rd David Mathers           (Peg 2) with 9 fish weighing a total of 3lb 12/16oz                                    (181 weight points)

Finally, the 1st lucky peg of the season went to John Catchpole

Next match Monday 5th April @ Bacton (meet at the new car park by 6:00pm)

Full results:                                   Points

Andrew Turk                                30

Simon Bottomley                         29         +5 (flat)

David Mathers                             28

Billy Rush                                      27

Ian Childerhouse                         26         +5 (round)

John Spalton                                25

Richard Hipperson                       24         +5 (flat)

Russell Taylor                               23

Roger Cunnington                       22

Tyler Rush                                     21

Nathan Drewery                          20

John Catchpole                            19

Barry Iseton                                  18

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A Thank You from Walking With The Wounded

Please see the thank you letter from Walking With The Wounded following our charity match on 21st December fishing on Weybourne Beach.

NAC Match Report Weybourne 21st December 2020

NAC Match Report Weybourne 21st December 2020  

What started as a plan to fish Sheringham and donate to MASh was turned on its head by recognition that the tide for Sheringham would be wrong and that MASh would not be taking any financial donations. So being a flexible club the group advised that the old favourite Weybourne would be a suitable venue. That left who to donate to? The proposal of “walking with the wounded” was seen as a suitable charity, given the number of ex services men who fish.

To find out more about “walking with the wounded” click this link Welcome – Walking With The Wounded

The pre match banter was dominated by the COVID discussions, are we going to be locked down again, where can we fish. But when all said and done a nights fishing on a wet Weybourne beach was something to enjoy and look forward to. With 11 fishers gathered, the discussion changed to the serious discussion of record 18cm + or size limits?

Size limits agreed we headed for the shingle (see John’s photos to get the feel of the venue). Pegging from just after the pipe (Ian Childerhouse Peg 11) to heading to Kelling (John Spalton and his menagerie Peg 1)

With the tide rising (HT 23:20) the first fish started to be caught, but it became obvious early on that fishing to size was the correct choice as it would be challenge. Doubles and trebles were commonplace but finding those elusive 27cm + whiting, or over 23 cm dabs was a challenge. On a positive note, we did not need a lot of light to fish by as the research vessel lit up the horizon, quite a sight as it tacked up/down the coastline.

Everyone was catching, no blanks, but the size limit proved quite a challenge, so the numbers caught were always going to be lower than previous outings. But that is where the skill comes in. It was nice to see everyone enjoying the evening and taking the time out to fish and not run around the beach measuring everything. Nathan Drewery, fishing from Peg 3, caught a fine 34cm Whiting winning biggest round, whilst although there was a lot of small Dabs about the largest Dab was shared between Barry Iseton (Peg 8) and Darren Smith (Peg 9) with 24cm Dabs. In total 65 (over 27cm) Whiting, 5 Dabs (over 23cm), and 4 Rockling (over 18cm) were caught.

As the results came in the fishing to size meant that the results were going to be close, so there was quite a tussell between Ian Childerhouse (Peg 11) and Richard Hipperson (Peg 10), with Ian winning …but only just (by 4 weight points). Well done both!

Match Result:

1st Ian Childerhouse        (Peg 11) with 10 fish weighing 3lb 7/16oz                                     (166 weight points).

2nd Richard Hipperson    (Peg 10) with 9 fish weighing 3lb 6/16oz                                     (162 weight points) 

3rd Simon Bottomley      (Peg 6) with 10 fish weighing 2lb 15/16oz                                   (141 weight points)

Finally, the Christmas lucky peg draw went to Barry Iseton

But the real result will be the donation of match fees, NAC funds, and donations from Rite Gear (Dene Conway) and NAC President (Dene Gibson), total expected to be £244 (thanks all for supporting such a worthy cause)

Full results:                                   Points

Ian Childerhouse                           30

Richard Hipperson                       29

Simon Bottomley                          28

Barry Iseton                                   27 + 5 flat

John Spalton                                  26

Nathan Drewery                           25 +5 round

Andrew Turk                                 24

Ian Wells                                        23

Darren ‘Smudger’ Smith              22 +5 flat

Russell Taylor                                21

Paul Goodsen                                20

Merry Christmas all and look forward to seeing you at Mundersley on Monday 28th December, see Facebook for latest information.

NAC Match Reports Gt. Yarmouth 14th December 2020

NAC Match Report Great Yarmouth (South Beach) 14th December 2020  

For the 11th match of the winter season a trip to Gt. Yarmouth, South Beach, was in order rescheduled from a planned trip overtaken from Lockdown 2. Yes, it’s a long way if you are based around Sheringham, but it always promises to fish well, is consistent, an easy beach to fish from, with easy access. A long way from the shingle, so , magnificent 7 decided to make the trip and met up just down from the Premier Inn.

The pre match gathering (socially distanced of course), was one of excitement and wanting to hit the beach quickly. All was in place, so we decided to kick off at 6:45pm and fish 18cm +, there was a whiff of fish in the air and we were eager to hit the beach.

The dampness and spots of rain were quickly forgotten when the doubles then trebles of whiting started to come in. A great start to a very busy night. Whilst only 7 fishing, everyone hit the second page of the match card and at one point it was thought we might need some more record cards for the big hitters, that’s you Mr Taylor on Peg 5 with 47 carded fish. Including the biggest round 32 cm Whiting and the biggest flat with a 32cm Flounder.

A total of 248 fish caught, of which 219 were Whiting, 26 Dabs, 2 Rocklings and 1 Flounder. Total weight caught 50lbs 11 ozs, which converts to 2432 weight points. Quite a haul for only 7 fishing, can you image the numbers caught if the usual suspects had made the long trip to the bright beaches of Yarmouth. Its not just on the slot machines, roller coasters you can find your fun.

Match Result:

1st Russell Taylor             (Peg 5) with 47 fish weighing 10lb 2/16oz                     (487 weight points).

2nd Andrew Turk             (Peg 6) with 41 fish weighing 7lb 12/16oz                     (373 weight points) 

3rd Nathan Drewery        (Peg 1) with 34 fish weighing 7lb 12/16oz                     (372 weight points)

Finally, the lucky peg draw went to Nathan Drewery.

Match to be held on 21st December will be held at Sheringham and will be a ‘charity match’ in aid of MASh (Mutual Aid Sheringham) with fee funding to be matched by NAC funds and Rite Gear.

Full results:                     Points

Russell Taylor                  30 + 10 (flat & round)

Andrew Turk                   29

Nathan Drewery             28

John Spalton                   27

Simon Bottomley            26

Neil Rowe                        25

Ian Childerhouse             24

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