NAC Match Report Salthouse 2nd November 2020
After Prime Ministers announcement of a 2nd lockdown starting 5th November for 4 weeks the pre match banter was trying to understand the implication to the club. The only guideline we have at the moment is from the Angling Trust
Extracted from Angling Trust web site – dated 2nd November (link https://anglingtrust.net/covid-19/)
UPDATE – November 2. Angling Trust staff have been working hard over the weekend to ensure that angling in England can continue during the forthcoming lockdown. Unlike golf and tennis, the government have not asked fisheries to close and their announcement and guidance makes clear that outdoor recreation at ‘parks and gardens’ and at ‘beaches and in the countryside’ is to be deemed a legitimate reason for leaving home from November 5th. The travel guidance was updated yesterday and it seems that short journeys from home for these purposes are to be permitted.
Info from North Norfolk District Council states ‘beach car parks’ will remain open so “that local people can access the outdoors during the lockdown for their mental health wellbeing”….Sarah Butikofer.
Putting that all aside quickly, lets address the serious issue of the last match of this part of the winter league. 13 regulars were joined by 2 guests Paul Goodson and Darren ‘ Smudger’ Smith, who were quickly brought up to speed so we could get a 7:00pm start. Weather was cold, clear skies with the full moon and high tide due by 19:30pm. With previous weeks seeing a Whiting Fest it was agreed (sorry Andy T) to fish to size limits (converted to weight points). So only the ‘big ones’ counted! Pegs were from car park end (peg 15) to Cley end (Peg 1).
Fishing was tricky with early weed, dropping off after a few hours, and the tide pulling left to right along the beach. Catches started well but fell off after 21:00pm. In total 94 fish of size caught with a total weight of 32lb (note last week we caught 129 fish, weighing 31lb 2/16oz) converted to 1536 weight points, comprising 89 Whiting and 4 Dabs. The largest round was caught by Ian Wells with a 33cm Whiting (Peg 5). The largest Flat was a 26cm Dab caught by Paul Goodson (Peg 9), nice catch on your 1st outing with NAC.
1st Pete Simmonds (Peg 2) with 12 fish weighing 4lb 1/16oz (196 weight points).
2nd Russell Taylor (Peg 7) with 10 fish weighing 3lb 10/16oz (174 weight points)
3rd Ian Wells (Peg 5) with 11 fish weighing 3lb 8/16oz (168 weight points)
Finally, the lucky peg draw went to Andy Turk.
Thanks to John Spalton for 2x Salthouse in the daylight pictures.
As no match next week due to lockdown, keep an eye out for NAC updates on Facebook/Whats App for latest club information
Full results: Points
Peter Simmonds 30
Russell Taylor 29
Ian Wells 28 (+5 round)
Andrew Turk 27
Ian Childerhouse 26
Billy Rush 25
John Spalton 24
Barry Iseton 23
Leon Smith 22
John Catchpole 21
Neil Rowe 20
Paul Goodson 19 (+5 flat)
Simon Bottomley 19
Darren Smudger Smith 18
Richard Hipperson 5