NAC Match Report Kelling 11th October 2021

NAC Match Report Kelling 11th October 2021  

Pairs match at Kelling doesn’t disappoint !

Eagerly anticipated last night’s match at Kelling, judged by the number of anglers responding to the Facebook invite. In total 20 anglers responded to the invite, great to see the return of Paul Grothier fishing for the first time with the NAC in a few months (years ?). Hopefully, Kelling would wipe out the memory of Walcott’s only 9 fish caught. The draw would be made at the beach car park with 10 paired pegs. So, the big question was who would pair with who.

See stats below for the draw

Kelling had been a successful pairs venue previously, so with an incoming tide, light wind and mild,  it was match on. See Roger Cunningtons’s photo of the view from the end peg and Richard Craske’s sunset.

We kicked off at 6:45pm, fishing for 18+cm, and immediately the bites came with a few Dabs and Bass picked up on the first chuck. As the tide continued to rise more and more Dabs were caught. In total 235 fish carded, of which 215 were Dabs, 12 Bass, the remainder being made up of Flounder, Pout, and a solitary Eel. In total 2570 weight points or 53lb 9/16oz. See fish count by peg. Certainly an impressive haul….well done all.

Individually the biggest Flat went to Russell Taylor with a 31cm Dab from peg 6, the biggest round of a 41cm Bass fell to Neil Haynes on peg 7 …see their cards, a busy night boys !. It was competitive all through the night with a tussle between Peg 6 ( Russell & Pete) and Peg 9 (Nathan and John S) with the winners of the match by a mere 1 weight point or 1/16oz but 3 more fish coming from the boys on Peg 6.

See match result below. No blanks, well done all.

Match Result:

1st          Russell Taylor / Pete Simmons                Peg 6              a total of 37 fish             377 weight points              7lb 14/16oz

2nd         Nathan Drewery / John Spalton              Peg 9               a total of 34 fish             376 weight points               7lb 13/16oz

3rd         Stephen Medlar / Neil Haynes                Peg 7               a total of 28 fish             364 weight points              7lb 9/16oz

For full individual points results see images:

Note – individual scores / points would be added to overall league positions for the winter league. Including biggest flat/round.

NAC Match Report Walcott 4th October 2021

NAC Match Report Walcott 4th October 2021  

Walcott disappoints, “but its great venue (see past results), but nobody told the fish to turn up.”

Could last week’s total of 123 fish caught on the shingle at Weybourne be beaten by our return to Walcott.. When we last fished Walcott in October 2020 we caught 292 fish, with an impressive haul of whiting . (see NAC Match Report Walcott 12th October 2020 | Norfolk Angling Club). So, with last week’s successes and previous track record spirits were high as 16 anglers gathered on the prom at Walcott. We welcomed new angler Marc Lawson for his first Monday night match.

Early photos circulated by 1st arrival John Spalton doing his pre match reconnaissance showed a quiet sea, very little movement and so it stayed that way by 6:00pm when we gathered for the peg draw. However, before the rush to the beach for a hopeful 6:30pm start we took a team photo to celebrate the arrival of the 2021 Hoodies. (See photo). A special thanks to Roger excelling in his Quartermaster role. What a team both front and rear views!

NAC Walcott 4th October 2021

With the tide peaking, but little movement there were no early catches to celebrate, and it looked to be one of those evenings, nice views, cool but no fish. First off, the mark was Ian Childerhouse (peg 13) with a 38cm Bass (55 weight points) was this the start of a run of bass? Simple answer No !. So, Ian picked up the biggest round of the evening. Ok so where were the usual flatties, was there a decent flounder to be caught. Simple answer Yes ….Roger Cunnington (peg 7) picked up the biggest flat with a 30cm Flounder. However, the evenings winner was Leon Smith with end peg number 16 catching 2 fish with a Bass and a Dab achieving  also 55 weight points. But the winner on the evening due to his 2 fish versus Ian’s 1.

With only 9 fish caught in total, with a weight points total of 181 (3lb 12/16oz) it wasn’t a fish fest but it was a good evening, and we were kept cosy by the new team hoodies. Hopefully, next week’s match (11 October 2021) at Kelling will be more productive.

Match Result:

1st          Leon Smith                      peg 16                2               55 weight points (1lb 2/16oz)

2nd         Ian Childerhouse            peg 13                1 fish              55 weight points (1lb 2/16oz)

3rd         Roger Cunnington          peg 7                  2 fish               38cm weight points (13/16oz)

For full individual points results see images:

Club News for members:

  1. 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. If you have a quiet evening, try searching past match results for Walcott or search Kelling in preparation to our next match ……good homework.
  • Did you know that if you order your bait from Rite Gear (Dene) you will not only get a get a discount on the bait whether you are fishing a club match or pleasure fishing, but also discount is also given to all NAC members on tackle and larger purchases such as rods and reels etc. (matching on-line prices). If we do not support or use our local tackle shop, we could lose it.
  • If you would like one of the new hoodies, please contact Roger (£30 members, £40 non-members)

NAC Match Report Weybourne 27th September 2021

NAC Match Report Weybourne 27th September 2021  

No blanks at Weybourne and a rocket ! (What more could you ask for)

After last week’s match at Sea Palling with only 13 fish caught anticipation was high that Weybourne would be more productive and that the fish gods had moved the fish up the coast. Pre match conversation was not about the fishing but more about trying to find petrol stations open and the lack of fuel locally. Hopefully, with the weather fine, light breeze and an incoming tide the scene was set for a competitive match. Great to see a good turnout (18) with some new and old faces joining the merry band.

With the numbers the beach was pegged from the pipe (peg 18) towards Kelling (peg 1), and given all arrived by 18:00pm (thanks) it was decided to kick off at 18:45pm, and with a low anticipated fish size it was agreed to continue to fish 18cm +.

Early activity set the scene as Dabs started to appear, hopefully maybe a few Bass once the tide came in and the light levels dropped. But the Dabs they kept on coming along with a few Pouting at the Kelling end of the beach. In total 123 fish caught (compared to 13 last week) of which 90/123 were Dabs. Bass did make an appearance, but none were of good size 10/123. A tally of 9 Pouting, 5 Flounder, 5 Eels, and 2 Rockling made up the remainder.

Before we reveal the winners, it might be interesting to note that we were treated to a local lightning show over the wind turbines – see Nathan’s video. Bit of more interest was the bright light which looked to be a satellite (?) but it turned out to be the Landsat 9 launch rocket out of California. Not every day you see that (thanks to our own Patrick Mower – Mr Craske for finding that out.)….see photo

So back to the fishing, winner of the night was Stephen Medler (peg 7) with an impressive 14 fish collecting 224 weight points, beating Neil Hayes (peg 10 ) with 204 weight points, and Pete Simmons (peg 4) on 164 weight points. Biggest flat of the night went to “Mr Reliable” Leon Smith (peg 3) with a 33cm Flounder, whilst on form Nathan Drewery (peg 9) picked up biggest round of the night on his last cast (as per usual) with a 56cm Dog Fish. All in all, a good night what with no blanks, 123 fish, 36lb 3/16oz and a rocket !.

See you next week (4th October 2021) at Walcott – back to the sand.

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          Stephen Medler             peg 7                  14 fish       224 weight points (4lb 11/16oz)

2nd         Neil Hayes                       peg 10                9 fish              204 weight points (4lb 4/16oz)

3rd         Pete Simmons                peg 4                  6 fish              164 weight points (3lb 7/16oz)

For full individual points results see image:

NAC Match Report Sea Palling 20th September 2021

NAC Match Report Sea Palling 20th September 2021  

Prepared by Russell Taylor

No Simon last night but still an excellent turn out with 19 fishing including 2 new members, father and son Stephen and Jamie Medlar, welcome to the club chaps, also 2 returning members Gregory Kiddell and Neil Haynes, good to see you both back on the beach and we had a special guest appearance from Richard Craske

Pegging was to the left of the long stay carpark steps and with high tide around 8pm it meant a long trek for most to the second bay but was it worth it?. For nearly all no it wasn’t, even fishing to 18cm the fish were hard to find.

With only 13 fish recorded it was the returning Greg Kiddell who not only managed to find the biggest fish of the night, a 54cm Bass but the most fish carding a whopping 3 fish for 172 points,

Second spot went to Ian Wells who found 2 Bass for 100 points and only 8 points behind him was myself with a solitary 45cm Bass for 92 points.

Richard Hipperson obviously couldn’t be bothered chasing the Bass instead opting for a bit of flounder fishing which paid off as it landed him biggest flat of the night, a 27cm .

Lucky peg went to Eamon Finch.

1st Gregory Kiddell                      30pts + 5pts biggest round

2nd Ian Wells                                29pts

3rd Russell Taylor                         28pts

4th Richard Hipperson                 27pts +5pts biggest flat

5th Neil Haynes                            26pts

6th Stephen medlar                     25pts

7th Colin Bailey                            24pts

8th Richard Craske                       23pts

9th Barry Iseton                            22pts


Nathan Drewery

Eamon Finch

John Catchpole

Jamie Medlar

Allen sexton

Clive Parker

Ian Childerhouse

John Spalton

Roger Cunnington

Neil Rowe

Next week it’s Weybourne.

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.

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