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Presentation night went well with 70 quid being raised for the club via the raffle.
Big thank you to all those who helped on the night and throughout the year, thanks to Paul Grothier & John Catchpole for running the bbq & Stuart Willimott for providing the trophies including a free one for Luggy’s
League & Trophy Winners were as follows
September 2017 to February 18
Jimmy Shaul Shaul
February 2018 to June 2018
Jimmy Shaul Shaul
Secretaries Cup went to Russell Taylor
Well done to all see you at the first match Monday 3rd September at Kelling
The 4th annual Norfolk Sea Angling Festival took place on Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th of April, along the coastline of North Norfolk, boundaries were from Cromer Pier to Cley, with 39 anglers competing to catch the single heaviest fish each day, and then combining their daily weights for the two day overall position and a chance to win the top prize of £500 (subject to entries).
Other prizes on the table this year were the heaviest flatfish over the two days and the heaviest single bass which was a catch and release conversion due to current EU laws. 4 juniors and 4 ladies also competed for separate prizes, and with prizes down to 10th place everyone has a chance in this fun family event ran by the Norfolk Angling Club. Sponsorship and Support this year was again from Colmic UK and Rite Gear Angling Centre, so a big thank you to Shaun Stockley and Adam Nurse from Colmic UK.
With spring finally in the air and the last few weeks throwing up some decent codling, bass and dogfish expectations were running high and maybe this year as with 4 years ago some spring codling would make a welcome appearance.
Onto day one we were greeted by a lovely sunny day , light winds and perfect spring conditions, as anglers began returning with fish rumor control had already been rife with talk of a 3lb plus codling being caught by Gary Medlar this turned out to be a nice fish at 41cm but a tad short of the rumors, Helen Molloy had caught a nice dogfish on her first cast and this rumor proved to be correct much to the disdain of her young England international son Adam Molloy who apparently now must wear a wig for the next teams of five match, as usual within our area there is always plenty of banter, with some good friendly rivalry.
Sadly only 18 anglers managed to find a sizable round fish on day one and that included 3 of the 4 juniors, and 2 out of the 4 ladies, showing the men how it’s done, the biggest fish of the day was Helen Molloy with a cracking dogfish of 1.005kg.
Onto the second day and its all to play for those that blanked knew they had to find a sizeable fish to card if they had a chance of getting in the top ten, and the pressure was also on for those who carded on day one as they needed to add to their weight on day two, decisions needed to be made whether to try for the top ten or try for the flatfish or bass prize, or as many would do just go all out for a big fish.
Top fish on the day was Chris Clare with a lovely codling of 1.435kg, and reports filtered in that a sizeable bass had been caught by junior angler Curtis Taylor with a cracker at 45cm, measured, photographed and returned, it was turning out to be lads beating dads as Chris had also beaten his dad Chuff Clare over the weekend, Curtis beating his father Russell Taylor, Fynn Betts also beating his dad Darren Betts, so well done to all.
A big well done to all competitors who brought fish back to the scales, as the care given to these fish with regular changing of water throughout the match meant that more than 60% of the fish caught were in fact returned alive and those that didn’t make went to local families and business owners for free.
Onto the final combined results from each day, we started the presentation with the Juniors, as always we try to make sure all get a prize and this year was no exception, 4th place went to Adam Molloy, 3rd place to Keiron Edwards 2nd place to Curtis Taylor and Top Junior of the weekend and in his first competition was Fynn Betts, well done to all of you.
Biggest Bass of the weekend went to junior rod Curtis Taylor with a 45cm specimen
And biggest flat was a 33cm flounder for Michael Gill
Onto the overall winners Gary Medlar managed to add to his day one weight with a nice dogfish giving him a combined weight of 1.555kg taking 3rd place overall , Ian Nelson also in the frame last year managed a dog fish on both days and took 2nd place overall with a weight of 1.585kg and taking top spot this year and the new Norfolk Angling Festival Champion 2018 was Ian Childerhouse again managing to card both days for a total weight of 1.690kg.
Full results are listed below.
Let’s hope next year’s event is even bigger and better once again thank you to everyone who supported the event, including all competitors and all sponsors.
NAC on tour, showing off our winnings, tough fishing yesterday, good couple of days though with good lads… SAMF GB Masters Skegness 2017
4 Members of the NAC traveled to Belgium to fish the Yuki Masters, pairs competition, out of 54 pairs, Dene Conway & Simon Bone were 5th overall and Roger Cunnington & Ian Childerhouse were 14th Overall, excellent result
First match of the new season , saw a great turnout of 24 anglers with two new members , Dave Hall and Roger Cunnington a big welcome to both of them. The match stretch was left and right of the slipway at Mundesley, and with flat calm conditions we were expecting it to be tough. We could not have predicted how tough it would be, only 6 anglers managed to find sizeable fish.
Top spot and his first ever match was Dave Hall who was coached and assisted for the evening by one of… our novice development officers Richard Hipperson, this paid off for him with a nice 32cm flounder for 13 1/3oz sadly his only fish but enough to take the top spot. Second place went to league runner up Leon Smith also with one flounder at 31cm for 12oz, and third place went to Russell Taylor who managed to winkle out 3 rockling for 11 2/3oz.Adrian Bordianu was in 4th place with 2 fish for 9 1/3oz one a whiting of 29cm. 5th place went to Dene Conway who sneaked a flounder out on his last cast of 26cm for 6oz and finally in 6th place was Iain Molloy with a solitary rockling for 1 2/3oz.
A disappointing night for the majority, but that’s fishing, heaviest flat on the night picking up £12 was Dave Hall and Heaviest round was Adrian Bordianu also picking up £12.
Next weeks match is at Cley, please book in asap especially with you bait orders.
rest receive 5pts
Dean James Gibson
Luke Lukeyboy Childerhouse
Adrian Charlie Needham
NAC 2016 to 2017 Winter Season Final Results
Worst Score Deductions have been made and the final league standings are as follows below, it was very tight right up until the last match, well done to everyone. The league is based on consistency throughout the whole season, with a set amount of lowest scores including missed matches being deducted from the date of your first match within the club. If you have joined later in the season this has been taken into consideration and …calculated into final deductions, any questions or queries please come into the shop where the master excel sheet is held.
Well done to the winners and to all the new members which have made this a great league and an excellent club, New Seasons starts Monday at Mundesley and i am pretty sure with the talent we now have within the club that it will be exceptionally close throughout.
Top 16 anglers have also be drawn out as pairs and are as follows
Simon Bone & Adrian Bordianu
Leon Smith & Dean James Gibson
Russell Taylor & Barry Iseton
Will Sprules & Kimberley Lawn
Adrian Charlie Needham & Billy Rush
Dene Conway & Richard Hipperson
Ian Childerhouse & Richard Chapman
Luke Lukeyboy Childerhouse & Ben Nicholson
NAC Report Kelling 30th Jan 2017
The final match of the winter season, which runs from September to end of January, and it is so close at the top anyone of about 6 people could take top spot honours after lowest match deductions, so it was all to play for and with another excellent turnout of 19 fishing and the pegging being left and right of the carpark, who would come out on top.
As we all know Kelling can produce fish in numbers but we also know that if you’re on a bad pa…tch there is nothing you can do but hope that as the tide changes you may well start to find the fish. The evening was nice and calm with a slight swell rolling in, hardly any wind and no rain, weed was minimal a slight patch now and again on the leader knot but nothing to make it unfishable, the tide pull was strong and from the off the fish were on the feed, especially the pin whiting and undersized dabs.
A couple of new members again tonight with Matt Lawes making a welcome return and Ciprian A a warm welcome to you both.
On with the match and the night produced some great battles between individuals in contention but it was Simon Bone who took top rod honours for the 2nd week in a row with 17 fish for 6lb 4 1/3oz, Dave Mathers showing he hasn’t lost the touch took 2nd place with 13 fish for 4lb 13oz and the ever-consistent Leon Smith also with 13 fish for 4lb 9 1/3oz.
An excellent match for the last one of the season with 146 sizeable fish caught and returned for a total of 53lb, next week’s new start summer season will be at Mundesley, please book in early as this helps us get everything ready on Saturday morning.
Results of final standings will be posted up asap once deductions have been worked out.
Simon Bone 30pts
Dave Mathers 29pts
Leon Smith 28pts
Ian Childerhouse 27pts
Dene Conway 26pts
Luke Lukeyboy Childerhouse 25pts
Adrian Bordianu 24pts
Ben Nicholson 23pts
Will Sprules 22pts
Russell Taylor 21pts
Richard Chapman 20pts
Adrian Charlie Needham 19pts
Billy Rush 18pts
David Aldridge 17pts
Dean James Gibson 16pts
Ciprian Cip Retro 15pts
Matt Lawes 14pts
Gary Moore 13pts
Kimberley Lawn 12pts
MATCH REPORT BACTON 23/1/17
A low turnout for this match no doubt partly due to freezing temperatures on a venue not known to be prolific in winter. It was decided to turn the match into a rover but everyone stayed fairly close together in any case.
Fishing was hard with Dabs being the main prize as most whiting turning up were very small (having decided to keep size limits for whiting, bass and that bearded fish I can’t remember the name of, think it begins with a C..!). Ki…m Lawn did add a touch of variety with an 18cm Coalfish, something much more common in the North-East but a rare shore catch in Norfolk.
Top angler on the night was Simon Bone with 5 Dabs for 105 points, Will Sprules second with 3 fish for 79 points and Adrian Bordianu third with 3 fish for 65 points.
The flat calm conditions clearly didn’t help fishing and from what I gather online this area is greatly affected by longshore drift so it may well be the beach has shallowed (or at least larger sandbanks) following recent tidal surges?
Anyway tough fishing but always good to experience different types of match and I’m sure we all agree and arguably we learn more scratching than when the fish are in numbers.
Placings are as follows;
Simon Bone 30pts
Will Sprules 29pts
Adrian Bordianu 28pts
Ian Childerhouse 27pts
Ben Nicholson 26pts
Gary Moore 25pts
Leon Smith 24pts
Luke Childerhouse 23pts
Dean Gibson 22pts
Kim Lawn 21pts
Paul Rickard 5pts
Billy Rush 5pts
Russel Taylor 5pts
(other names are crossed off scorecard but anyone else I’ve missed for 5pts just let me know 🙂
(Any discrepancies with this report blame Kim and Simon for letting me have a go! I’m sure I can find the edit button if needs be…)