NAC Match 11 Kelling 18th April

NAC match report Kelling 18th April 2022

NAC match Bank holiday Monday at kelling

How many of the childerhouses do it take to win a match

Well on a Lovely warm bank holiday we choice to hold the match at kelling due to the struggle of getting on any other beach

So with 20 anglers all booked in biggest turn out so far of the summer league was nice to see Luke Childerhouse and Adrian Bordianu make an appearance

We meet at the gate we’re the normal banter carried on £1 rematch was on peeler crabs are about.

Would we see a smooth hound on these big tides and warm weather ?

All headed to are pegs for a 6:45 start first cast show few fish coming up the beach some in size some under the night went on few doggies making an appearance also talks of a smoothie been caught was this true….?

So with 3 childerhouses fishing could they take top spot unfortunately not on a fish filled night honours went to Stephen medlar with 20 fish for 403weight points just pegging roger with 17 fish for 392 weigh points 3rd went to Adrian with 16 fish for 346 weight points

Yes it was true a smooth hound had be caught bye John Harvey a 54 cm but ian childerhouse found a 61cm doggie giving him the biggest round biggest flat went to John Spolton with a 26cm dab and also claiming the £1 rematch that’s 1 a piece now all in all a great nights fishing from all.

So it’s a goodbye from Nathan till next time as the return of Simon resume his match report and stats position

Next weeks match is at sea palling hope to see you all there

Well done all and have a good week

NAC Match Report 10 Weybourne

NAC match report Weybourne 11th April 2022

Neil Rowe trumps Weybourne

Well a slight change to the running of the match and doing a report as no Simon due to crossing the border to see the Scottish So Nathan was left in charge

So all meeting in the car park all 13 of us with the normal banter including the £1 side bet with Richard Hipperson and John Spalton who would win there and would hippo stay till the end ? Would also like to welcome along David Sicklelmore to his first NAC match hope you enjoyed yourself and hope to see you again.

So pegs were drawn 6.00pm with pegs going to the left of pipe start time was 6:45 pm would the shingle fish any different to the sand fishing tide down low water 22:35

Well fishing kicked of with few early fish some small some big enough to card then ping on wats app John catchpole with a pic of a 34cm flounder would it hold out?

Battling with little bit of side wind the night went on with range of fish coming out but top rod on the night was:

Neil Rowe carding 17fish for 329 weight points 6lb 13oz 2/3 cracking fishing well done

Second was Leon with 11 fish 198 weight points for 4lb 2oz just beating

John catchpole who had 9 fish for 194 weight points at 4lb 2/3

biggest round went to Ian Childerhouse with a 56cm doggy

Yes biggest flat went to John catchpole with his 34cm flounder and also took luck peg.

Now the £1 bet yes hippo stayed till the end but some how managed to bet and clam the £1 bet of John Spalton

Hippo 7 fish for 118 weight point

John s 5 fish for 72 weight point

Well done all next weeks match is going to be on the shingle again due to ment to be nice wether and bank holiday so will be at kelling

Well done all

Nathan Drewery

NAC Summer League Match 9 Salthouse

NAC Match Report Salthouse 4th April 2022

Simon B enjoys his birthday in style on the shingle of Salthouse  

After last week’s poor showing on the sands of Walcott it was hoped that a return to the shingle of Salthouse (last fished January 2022) produce some decent fish.  16 anglers met by the roadside parking allegedly upsetting a few tourists and NT wardens along the way due to the lack of formal parking. The wind was blowing a “hoolie” but it was hoped that the shingle banks would afford some protection, they didn’t !. Big thanks for all your birthday wishes (Simon).

Pegs were drawn at 6:00pm with pegs counting down from opposite the car parking area, still tough for the “short walkers.” It’s not an easy fishing beach walking on the expanse of shingle. With a kick off time of 7:00pm everyone made their preparations for a blustery/weedy night. Use this link => Salthouse | Search Results | Norfolk Angling Club to access previous Salthouse match reports.

The tide was to peak at 21:24pm but the tide was racing and expected to be a high one. As the first casts were retrieved it confirmed our earlier thoughts that there would be a lot of frustration with weed, tide pulling to the right coupled with wee Whiting.  The early retrievers started to pick up the typical 24 – 26cm Whiting, a few centimetres more and they could have been carded. Neil Rowe (peg 1) pulled in the first carded fish, so match on. Despite early catches it was tough in the tide with birthday boy loosing 2 leaders and tracers in the surf. Then the wind started to ease a little as the tide came in, and so did the fish.

The move from the sands of Walcott to the shingle of Salthouse proved a wise venue choice with the average number of fish per angler rising from 1.6 average last week to this week’s 4.3 fish average. In total at end of the night 69 fish carded compared to 23 fish last week. Of the 69 fish caught 55/69 were Whiting the biggest being 32cm carded by Leon Smith (peg 5) and Stephen Medlar (peg 12). The biggest round was a 55cm Dog caught by birthday boy Simon Bottomley (peg 2) narrowly edging Nathan Drewery’s (peg 6) 54cm for biggest round (“makes a change”) – see photo provided by Andy Turk (peg 2). The biggest flat was carded by Ian Childerhouse (peg 14) catching a 30cm Flounder (1/69). See images for full breakdown of fish caught.

Match Result:

1st          Simon Bottomley                                      peg 3                            7 fish    170 weight points (3lbs 9/16oz)

2nd         Stephen Medlar                                         peg 12                       8 fish    156 weight points (3lbs 4/16oz)

3rd         Ian Childerhouse                                       peg 14                       8 fish    152 weight points (3lbs 3/160z)

Match average                                                        4.3 (was 1.6 fish last week) / angler

Biggest round                 55 cm Dog                       Simon Bottomley (peg 3)  

Biggest Flat                     30cm Flounder               Ian Childerhouse (peg 14)

Lucky peg                        Ian Childerhouse (peg 14)

Next week’s match will be on the shingle at Weybourne. HT 15:47 – fishing the flood LT 22:35. Nathan / John S will be the bait/organising committee. See you the following week……..thanks  Simon

NAC Match 8 Walcott 28th March 2022

NAC Match Report Walcott 28th March 2022

The one where Andrew T “walks the dog” winning at Walcott  

Last week’s spring sunshine saw many club members pleasure fish and get in a bit of practice on the many beaches in North Norfolk hoping for comparable results at tonight’s match at Walcott and back on sand. Expectation was a sunny evening’s fishing with plenty of fish. But what greeted those waiting in Walcott was sea mist/fog with winter like temperatures and a SE breeze. But despite the inclement weather 14 anglers booked into to fish. At this point it’s worth mentioning those tucked up in their beds with COVID and fishing via WhatsApp messages, virtually – get well soon Jaimee/Marc.

With the tide ebbing (HT 16:46pm) we drew pegs for left and right of the slipway and with everyone ready for a 6:30pm start we hit the beach. The weather hadn’t improved when we set up, but all were still hopeful of good catches. In the gloom we saw Colin Bailey (peg 7) pick up a 50cm+ Dog fish, followed fairly quickly by Leon Smith (peg 6) picking up also a Dog fish (went on to catch another – see photo), 1 cm bigger. Further down the beach Andrew Turk on lucky for some peg 13 also picking up a 61cm Dog, a nice 89 pointer ! . John Spalton fishing on (peg 1) seems to have had a close encounter of the third kind talking to Walcott’s famous star gazer, must have upset his fishing mojo – see John’s WhatsApp post. In an X File moment, he was mistaken for Patrick Moore. Sad but this was one of the highlights of the evening.

When the final check of the fish haul the numbers were low, 1.6 fish per peg average. In total twenty-three fish carded of which 6/23 were Dogs with the biggest one of 61cm shared between Andrew Turk (peg 13) and Simon Bottomley (peg 5), 14/23 were Whiting with the biggest one being 33cm (well done Andrew Turk) and the remainder being 3/23 rockling. But no flat fish caught !. Well done all who fished in not the best conditions (weather and fish). See you next match, fingers crossed. Note: AJ earned special bonus weight points for bringing delicious homemade doughnuts, just a thought ?.

Match Result:

1st          Andrew Turk                                              peg 13                       5 fish    162 weight points (3lbs 6/16oz)

2nd         Leon Smith                                                 peg 6                            4 fish    144 weight points (3lb)

3rd         Stephen Medlar                                         peg 10                       3 fish    96 weight points (2lb)

Match average                                                        1.6 (was 4.5 fish last week) / angler

Biggest round                 61cm Dog          Andrew Turk (peg 13) and Simon Bottomley (peg 5)  

Biggest Flat                     None carded

Lucky peg                        Leon Smith (peg 6)

Next week’s match will be back to the shingle at Salthouse . HT 21:24 – fishing the flood.

NAC Match Report Kelling 21st March 2022

NAC Match Report Kelling 21st March 2022 (Pairs Match)

John Catchpole and Eamon Finch take the Pairs match at Kelling and Nathan Drewery retains the individual Joc Goudie Matchman Trophy  

With the early spring sunshine starting the week and planned for the rest of the week there was a spring like excitement to be back at Kelling, home of many excellent big catch matches.

  • Would ‘Dogs’ make an appearance ?.
  • Would we see the last of the wee Whiting ?.
  • Would Bass appear ?.
  • Or would we see more Rockling and Pout ?.

With 16 booked in, but a late call off from AJ dropped the numbers to 15 planned for the match. Thanks , AJ for keeping in touch via the WhatsApp. So, with 15 planned it meant that we had an odd number for a pairs match. It was good to see Hitesh fishing again after the winter, and a big welcome to first “NAC” timer Katie Hills. Great to see you both, as pairs a good format to get you started and learn from your partner.

With everyone assembled we held the peg draw. John Spalton (or team Spalton) accepted the single peg, and there were some interesting combinations. Hitesh paired with Jaime Childerhouse. Katie paired with Andy Turk. With a cast off time planned for 7:00pm the pairings discussed strategies, who would cast long, short or as is usual let’s see what we catch. With WhatsApp chatter through the week, it felt doable to be a fish to size match.

Fishing a 20:26pm high tide we started to see early wee Whiting and Dabs. But soon all started to hit their stride with cardable fish presenting themselves to the pairs. Firstly a few over 27cm + Whiting then Dabs. Then to make it more interesting occasional pairs started to pick up Dog Fish. Great to see them back, always a challenge. Despite moans that not finding cardable fish the pairing of JC and Eamon (peg 2) picked up a few Dogs. Of the overall 68 fish carded 7 Dogs caught ranging in size from 53cm to 61cm with Jamie Childerhouse (peg 7) picking up a 61cm specimen winning the biggest round, with Nathan Drewery close behind him with a 60cm Dog. A 31cm Pout picked up by Richard Hipperson (peg 8) and Jamie also picked up a 37cm Whiting (not a wee one) also worthy of mention. Biggest flat of 26cm Dab shared between Jamie (again !), Eamon (peg 2) and Nathan (peg 5).

Podium pair of the night were Eamon Finch and John Catchpole (peg 2) with 12 cardable fish, weighing in at 6lb 4/16oz, with Nathan Drewery and Dave Mathers (peg 5) close behind with 286 weight points (5lbs 15/16oz). At an individual level Nathan retained the Joc Goudie Matchman Trophy last awarded November 2019 (2020 cancelled due to COVID, 2021 postponed due to storms) with an individual score of 200 points (4lb 3/16oz) . Well done Nathan great consistent fishing you are still the one to beat !. Further good news – no blanks, all carded. Well done Katie hope you enjoyed your first match and that we see you again. Full details below:

Match Result:

1st          Eamon Finch / John Catchpole                 peg 2                            12 fish 299 weight points (6lbs 4/16oz)

2nd         Nathan Drewery / Dave Mathers            peg 5                             11 fish 286 weigh points (5lb 15/16oz)

3rd         Richard Hipperson / Stephen Medlar     peg 8                             15 fish 266 weight points (5lb 9/16oz)

Match average                                                        4.5 (was 2.8 fish last week) / angler

Biggest flat                      26cm Dab          Jamie Childerhouse (peg 7) / Eamon Finch (peg2) / Nathan Drewery (peg 5)

Biggest round                 61cm Dog          Jamie Childerhouse (peg 7)  

Lucky peg                                                   Ian Childerhouse  (peg 6)

Next week’s match will be held at Walcott. HT 16:46 – fishing the ebb.

Latest venue sheet attached to the report, if anyone wants a paper copy let me know and I will bring more copies to the next match.

NAC Match Report Mundesley 14th March 2022

NAC Match Report Mundesley 14th March 2022

Medlar is majestic at Mundesley  

After last week’s discussion about meeting later (from 5:45pm to 6:00pm) to make it more convenient, it was a big surprise to arrive in the Mundesley beach car park at 5:15pm to find nearly everyone kitted out ready to fish. Great to see the level of enthusiasm. With the arrival of 13 anglers by 6:00pm we drew pegs and headed for the beach. Pegging either side of the main access to the beach. With excellent weather and the benefit of setting  up on the shoreline in daylight and an ebbing tide (HT 16:27pm) the fishing looked good. Oh, we also decided to continue with the fishing to size limits. Would we be flooded out with under 27cm sized whiting ?  

Absolutely !, I hear everyone who attended the session cry. The task became one of trying to out fish the wee whiting and find the bigger specimens. If we had fished to 18cm+ plus we would have spent more time writing than fishing.  But they say the cream always rises to the top so despite the wee whiting we started to see a few over 27cm recorded whiting, a few rogue rockling as anglers started to pick up a few cardable fish.  

In total 36 fish caught of which 29 were Whiting, 5 Rockling with the remaining 2 being the biggest flat and round. Ian Childerhouse (peg 4) showed his ‘cream’ like fishing skills by picking up a decent 40cm Bass in the surf, whilst the evening’s match winner Stephen Medlar picked up a 27cm Flounder (peg 9). A majestic performance by Stephen who picked up 149 weight points twice as many as his nearest angler Ian Childerhouse who picked up 74 points.

Match Result:

1st          Stephen Medlar                                         peg 9                            7 fish    149 weight points (3lbs 2/16oz)

2nd         Ian Childerhouse                                       peg 4                             2 fish    74 weight points (1lb 9/16oz)

3rd         Simon Bottomley                                       peg 14                       4 fish    64 weight points (1lb 5/16oz)

Match average                                                        2.8 (was 3.4 fish last week) / angler

Biggest flat                      27cm Flounder  Stephen Medlar (peg 9)

Biggest round                 40cm Bass         Ian Childerhouse (peg 4)

Lucky peg                                                   Eamon Finch  (peg 11)

Next match 21st March @ Kelling HT 20:26 will be ‘pairs’ (drawn on the night) and at an  individual level will be  for Joc Goudie Match Man Trophy (cancelled on the 21st March due to bad weather) so keep an eye on Facebook/WhatsApp for details or late changes.

Change in venue (from Salthouse) follows a further review of venues. Going forward planning for 2022/23 winter league will be delegated to 3 members. Venue sheet will be issued at next weeks match, in addition to posting on line/Facebook

NAC Match Report Weybourne 7th March 2022

NAC Match Report Weybourne 7th March 2022

Nathan does it again at Weybourne  

With the weather crisp and bright 14 club members met at the Weybourne car park ready for a good evening’s fishing. The usual debate of should we fish to 18+ / length / or to size limits was one topic of conversation which will no doubt run for every match. The general consensus is that each recording method has its supporters, and you can’t please all the people all the time. Key is that at a match we all fish to the same recording measure. This will be helped by declaring ‘recording’ method ahead of each match when the invite is posted. It can be amended at the match if circumstances change in the week. So given conditions at Weybourne, with an incoming tide (HT 21:24), movement on the water, and some bigger fish caught up the coast at the Team of 5 match it was decided to fish to size.

We pegged from just past the pipe for the “short walk” members, check the stats to see if it really is an advantage to fish next to the pipe. No sooner had we started to set up, but we were buzzed by USAF Osprey carrying out manoeuvres practicing landings at Muckleborough. Spectacular shots attached to this report. Maybe HM Fisheries wanted to monitor the beach after reading our catch reports.

Early catches of under 27cm Whiting questioned the fish to size decision, but along the beach you started to see the progression of buckets being taken to be a validated cardable fish. Yes, despite the numbers being recorded our “fishing machine” that is Nathan Drewery still managed to record 13 of size fish, awarding him a match winning 192 weight converted points. Average catch across the group was 3.4 fish per NAC member. There were no blanks.!.

In total 48 fish caught of which 34 were Whiting, 9 Dabs, 4 Rockling, and 1 “Scorpion” fish (see photo of AJ with his new best friend). Of fish caught the honours for biggest flat was shared between Ian Childerhouse (peg 13) and Andy Turk (peg 7) with 25cm Dab, whilst the biggest round was shared between John Spalton (peg 14) and Simon Bottomley (peg 8) with a 33cm Whiting. Second and Third places were a close competition between Jamie Childerhouse (peg 9) and Neil Rowe (peg 4)….final difference was 1 oz. But the honours for the match went to Nathan for showing how it is done to fish to size. Maybe he needs to give us all a master class ?

Match Result:

1st          Nathan Drewery                                        peg 2                            13 fish 192 weight points (4lbs)

2nd         Jamie Childerhouse                                   peg 9                             4 fish    68 weight points (1lb 7/16oz)

3rd         Neil Rowe                                                    peg 4                             5 fish    66 weight points (1lb 6/16oz)

Match average                                                        3.4 fish / angler

Biggest flat                      25cm Dab          Andy Turk (peg 7) / Ian Childerhouse (peg 13)

Biggest round                 33cm Whiting   John Spalton (peg 14) / Simon Bottomley (peg 8)

Lucky peg                        John Catchpole (peg 6)

Next match 14                Mundesley HT 16:24 keep an eye on Facebook/WhatsApp for details or late changes

Thanks for the feedback and discussion re summer league venues [N], which were issued draft on 28th February. In summary a number of points to action going forward.

  • General agreement that shingle best for fishing the flood and sand better for fishing the ebb. Draft supported this thinking but 3 proposed changes to create [1] (attached)
  •               Cley (shingle) to be replaced for Heacham (shingle)
  •               Scratby (sand) to be replaced by Trimingham (access road now repaired)
  •               Salthouse to be replaced by Kelling (given club pays annual subscription)
  •               See attached level [1].
  •               Social event ? (tbc)

NAC Match Report Bacton 28th February 2022

NAC Match Report Bacton 28th February 2022

Nathan bags Bacton  

After the storms Dudley, Eunice, Franklin it was great to be back to fishing Monday night. Feeling was replicated as all arrived well before time ensuring a 6:30pm start. 15 booked into fish, and it was great to see Andy Turk and Leon Smith back on a Monday night after their winter sabbaticals. Thanks to AJ for providing fresh doughnuts. Always a winner. Pre cast off the discussion as usual was the inevitable question of whether to fish to size/converted, length or 18cm+ converted. After listening/reading the fortunes of John Spalton/Jamie Childerhouse/Richard Hipperson who fished the weekend we decided to fish 18cm+ as it was expected that we would be facing weed/no fish. So, with a planned 6:30pm start it was match on. (Big thanks to John S for pegging the venue).

High tide was 16:55, so with the water ebbing we cast off. Great to see early on that a few fish being caught, not sizable but over the 18cm target. As the match progressed each peg delivered fish, no blanks. The weather meant the last few hours were decidedly wet, not really a problem so long as you are catching. So, with fish over 18cm and no weed, and just enough water to fish in a good night was had by all. In total 97 fish caught of which 92 were whiting. Leon (peg 13) signalled his “summer” return with a magnificent 38cm whiting specimen, winning biggest round. Confirming that a winter sabbatical is beneficial to your fishing mojo Andy Turk (peg 3) landed a 28cm Dab picking up the biggest flat.

Biggest bagger on the night was man in form Nathan Drewery (peg 12) catching a splendid 14 fish, weighing in at 144 points (3lb). He was joined on the podium by Andy Turk catching 11 fish, weighing in at 122 points 2lb 9/16ozs. Third place went to David Mathers (peg 6) with 11 fish also but weighing in 98 points (2lbs 1/16ozs). All caught cardable fish, so the early pessimism was not realised. Just goes to show that a beach changes every tide and day, the magic that is fishing.

Match Result:

1st          Nathan Drewery                                        peg 12                       14 fish 144 weight points (3lbs)

2nd         Andy Turk                                                   peg 3                             11 fish 122 weight points (2lbs 9/16oz)

3rd         David Mathers                                           peg 6                             11 fish 98 weight points (2lbs 1/16oz)

Match average                                                        6.5 fish / angler

Biggest flat                      28cm Dab – Andy Turk (peg 3)

Biggest round                 38cm Whiting – Leon Smith (peg 13)

Lucky peg draw went to David Mathers  (peg 6)

Next match 7 March – Weybourne HT 21:24 keep an eye on Facebook/WhatsApp for details or late changes

Note a copy of the draft 2022 Summer fixtures was circulated to a few members last night, however for those who didn’t get a copy – see images. Message to all, please feedback any concerns/issues so we can formally issue next week.

NAC Match Report Gorleston 14th February 2022

NAC Match Report Gorleston 14th February 2022

Marc makes the most of low fish numbers to have a successful date night at Gorleston  

Valentine’s day started so well with Tony Holmes spreading the “valentine love” with his message to all NAC members, thanks Tony it was nice of you to think of us all on this special day. The feeling continued with all the usual weather checks confirming that tide, wind, and rain all going to behave themselves and with full moonlight a special evening or “date night” was in order. It only needed a sound track to set the mood. So, on this date night what would be on the menu Dab, Whiting, early Bass or Rays the excitement was palpable. As with all special date night it was great to see everyone arrive on time and be on the beach and dressed up for a 6:15pm start, keen or what !.

With the menu requested we ordered the 6:15pm starter, with fish to size for the main course, so confident were we that the fish would be also in that special mood and looking for love. It was looking good as initial cast brought in fish typically Dabs just under 23cm and Whiting under 27cm, no matter how hard we stretched/massaged/caressed them they still couldn’t match up to the expected size. Clearly size matters.

There were however a few anglers who scored, picking up “cardable” fish in amongst the undersized Dabs/Whiting. It was nice to see John Harvey back on the beach again (peg 2) and also managing to pick up a sizeable Dab and Whiting. Podium position though went to Marc Lawson who not only picked up the Number 1 spot but also a share in the biggest round. Clearly, he must have been wearing his best pulling aftershave (Brut ?) to tempt 6 of a total of 30 fish caught.

Of the 30 fish carded 17 were Whiting and 13 Dabs. The largest Dab was a 26cm Dab caught by John Harvey on peg 2, and the largest round was 33cm but shared between Marc Lawson (Peg 10), John Spalton (Peg 6) and that man again John Harvey (Peg 2). But sadly, as with all dates, it had to come to an end, did we enjoy it yes, did we get invited back for coffee no, would we do it again absolutely, so see you at Kelling (next week) where it is rumoured what we would all be “paired” is that legal ?

Match Result:

1st          Marc Lawson                                              peg 10                       6 fish    110 weight points (2lbs 5/16oz)

2nd         John Spalton                                              peg 6                             5 fish    84 weight points (1lbs 12/16oz)

3rd         Colin Bailey                                                 peg 7                             3 fish    58 weight points (1lbs 3/16oz)

Match average                                                        2.7 fish / angler

Biggest flat                      26cm Dab – John Harvey (peg 2)

Biggest round                 33cm Whiting – John Spalton (peg 6) / Marc Lawson (peg 10) / John Harvey  (peg 2)

Lucky peg draw went to Jamie Medlar (peg 11)

Next match 21st February – Kelling keep an eye on Facebook/WhatsApp for details.

NAC Match Summer League Weybourne 7th February 2022

NAC Match Report Weybourne 7th February 2022

Ian Childerhouse takes a short walk to take the 1st Match of the summer league at Weybourne

In the long and distant past in a mystical land called North Norfolk there was talk of catching unicorns over the winter (see photo). Many quests were made but all ended in failure, it was either too hot or too cold, windy, weedy, wrong food available, wrong day. Sir Spalton signalled, after checking his magical seaweed, that conditions were a “bit of swell but looking good” and with that the quest was on for the mystical creatures of the deep.

A unicorn

Heeding Sir Spalton’s proclamation 14 NAC knights gathered in the “lists” (also known as Weybourne car park) to challenge the conditions and catch a unicorn. We welcomed Sir AJ to the fold, and welcomed back Sir Barry and Sir Glen back from their winter pilgrimages to places unknown. Spirits were high, confidence was high, tonight was going to be the night that would be talked about around the Norfolk campfires, no need for 18+, tonight was going to be about size limits. Sir Ian of Kings Lynn and Sir Barry of Sheringham having battled for unicorns for many years requested “short walks” to allow the sprightlier knights to claim their pegs along the beach. Pegs drawn from the “pipe” towards the shores of Kelling via the cliffs of Weybourne.

Fishing the tide up (HT 22:42) all indicators were good, with early Whiting showing, but few being of cardable size. Then the call went up from young Sir Nathan of a mystical unicorn being caught and it was well and truly cardable, then another, and another. Was this a form of fishing madness that only fishing at Weybourne can create or was there a curse at work. In a moment 3 unicorns caught, judging by the WhatsApp posts (a new-fangled invention – a bit like witchcraft) spreading the news to all corners of the kingdom. But sadly, it was all a dream !

Waking up the merry knights of NAC found it was just a dream, no unicorns other than the stories from the days of yore, only the usual under sized Whiting (18), Dabs (13), and Rockling (4). All struggled to achieve cardable fish, with the biggest round being a 35cm Whiting caught by Sir Jamie of Medlar and a 26cm Dab caught by Sir Barry off his short walk (he knew what he was doing !). No dragons slain; no unicorns caught however Sir Ian of the House of Childerhouse (another short walker) took the honours of the night managing to pick up 7 fish. 3 cheers for all !.

Inspiration for this piece provided by Sir Nathan with his many unicorn photos shared across the kingdom. Normal reporting next week.

Match Result:

1st          Sir Ian Childerhouse                                  peg 14                       7 fish 104 weight points (2lbs 3/16oz)

2nd         Sir John Catchpole                                    peg 3                             5 fish    64 weight points (1lbs 5/16oz)

3rd         Sir Jamie Medlar                                        peg 4                             4 fish    62 weight points (1lbs 5/16oz)

Biggest flat 26cm Dab – Sir Barry (peg 13)

Biggest round 34cm Whiting – Sir Jamie

Lucky peg draw went to Russell Taylor (Peg5) Next match 14 February – Gorleston, keep an eye on Facebook/WhatsApp for details.

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