Please see the thank you letter from Walking With The Wounded following our charity match on 21st December fishing on Weybourne Beach.
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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!
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 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.
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
NAC Match Report Weybourne 7th December 2020
Well, we are back!
That was the overriding emotion as I set out to drive to tonight’s match at Weybourne. It was dark (obviously!), and the in-car thermometer was flashing a 1 degree centigrade, so it was going to be one of those cool nights on a beach with hopefully a bit of banter. It was great to see everyone starting to gather waiting for the off. Everyone excited sharing lockdown stories fishing, and non-fishing related, plus wondering how many eels John S’s dog could eat if given the chance (you had to be there). 10 hardy fisherman including 1st time club fisher Glen Cox (welcome) gathered in the car park and like a scene from a Boris Johnson verbal picture the cavalry came over the hill (well down Weybourne, Beach Road) in the shape of Ian Wells. We were now 11!
Walked off pegging from just the other side of the pipe with Peg 11, Nathan Drewery, and Peg 1 being a long walk for Barry Iseton. Were these going to be the lucky pegs and bag a few decent fish. We told Barry that the sperm whale on the beach did not count as a weight point earner. The tide was coming in hard with a few surprise waves catching a few out when baiting up. Came as a bit of warning to be careful when night fishing. From cast 1 it became clear that there were fish about, might not have been big so it was good that we fished and scored 18+ cm. No one blanked a great start to post lockdown  match fishing.
In total 186 fish a total weight of over 44lbs (2129 weight points) comprising 147 Whiting and 36 Dabs, with 3 rocklings. The largest round was shared by Andrew Turk (Peg 7) and Nathan Drewery (Peg 11) catching 33cm Whiting. The largest Flat was a 25cm Dab caught by Ian Wells (Peg 10). Overall results below, good fishing Ian, Russell, and Andrew. So the right hand marks yielded the best fishing.
1st Ian Wells (Peg 10) with 25 fish weighing 7lb 7/16oz
(357 weight points).
2nd Russell Taylor (Peg 9) with 24 fish weighing 5lb 15/16oz
(284 weight points)
3rd Andrew Turk (Peg 7) with 23 fish weighing 5lb 11/16oz
(272 weight points)
Finally, the lucky peg draw went to Barry Iseton (so it was lucky!)
Next match 14th December will be at Gt. Yarmouth, South Beach. Park near the Premier Inn. Match details will be published Wednesday on our Facebook page and on What App.
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, more details next week. For latest fixtures list see pictures.
Full results: Points
Ian Wells 30 + 5 points (flat)
Russell Taylor 29
Andrew Turk 28 +5 points (round)
Richard Hipperson 27
Nathan Drewery 26 +5 points (round)
Ian Childerhouse 25
Neil Rowe 24
Barry Iseton 23
Glenn Cox 22
Simon Bottomley 21
John Spalton 20