NAC Match Report Gorleston 20th January 2020

NAC Match Report Gorleston 20th January 2020

Following last weeks ‘whiting
fest’ at Sheringham the mood was good as a total of 14 fisherman managed to negotiate
the cross Norfolk traffic to Gorleston. A great turn-out!

Nev Brighton joined us for his
first NAC Match, and managed to secure Peg 11 with John Catchpole taking Peg 12
to show him the ropes, we look forward to seeing him at future matches.

The weather was on its best behaviour
with a little wind, crisp and cold with a gentle swell on an ebbing tide.
Nathan talked it up with the possibility of Rays reported being caught offshore
so all were in a hurry to hit the beach.

The decision to record catches
over 18cm was an inspired call as the first couple of catches set the scene for
the evening with very small Whiting of 18cm – 20cm being recorded on the score
cards. This set in for the evening as you can see from the weight points
recorded, see below. Whilst a total of 134 fish were recorded the
biggest flat was a 26cm Dab caught by John Catchpole on Peg 12, the biggest
round was a 29cm Whiting caught by Simon Bottomley on Peg 8.

Match ‘results’:

In No 1 Podium position was Ian
Childerhouse with 20 fish on Peg 10, followed by Russell Taylor from Peg 2 with
17 fish, and the ever dependable John Catchpole taking on Peg 12 taking No 3
slot by 1 weigh point from Simon Bottomley in No 4 position on Peg 8 (“must
have been that Dab John”…Simon).

Bacton beckons for next week
(27th January 2020), see you all there.


Childerhouse                         30

Taylor                               29

Catchpole                            28 +
5 flat

Bottomley                         27 + 5

Hipperson                       26

Smith                                     25

Turk                                     24

Wells                                       23

Beare                                   22

Rush                                      21

Rowe                                     20

Rush                                     19

Drewery                          18

Nev Brighton                                  5

NAC Match Report Sheringham 13th January 2020

Match Report Sheringham 13th January 2020

anticipation of the effects of storm Brendan on the match, and whether the
rumoured early arrival of Dog Fish was true,  and who in the top three in
the league would take the night, 10 intrepid NAC anglers kitted up for the
storm and headed for the shingle at the end of Sheringham’s promenade (Lifeboat
station end).   

up in the shelter of the cliffs the wind was only breezy and the sea had a
slight swell with no visible weed. The match kicked off  in great style
with Nathan Drewery quickly catching a 58 cm Dog Fish on Peg 4. So they were
about, it wasn’t a rumour !.

The evening progressed and proved to be ‘Whiting fest ‘ with over 100 Whiting caught the biggest of which were a 40cm caught by Russell Taylor, 2 x 37cm caught by Ian Wells on Peg 3,  and 2 x 36cm caught by Gary Moore on Peg 5. The total number of fish for the night numbered 114 and in addition to the 100 Whiting and the Dog Fish there were few Pouting, Rockling and a 29cm Flounder caught by guess who ? (Mr Drewery was having a successful night !).

managed to catch fish, no blanks. The only quiet point was when storm Brendan
arrived and we all felt the wind and were rapidly drowned with rain, well for
those without a bivvy. When 10:30pm arrived there was a quick stroll back along
the shingle and promenade to the car park for ‘results’ (speedy admin Russell
!) and a chance to dry off.

Drewery on Peg 4 picked up a well-deserved No 1 podium spot (354 weight points)
a clean sweep that also included the biggest Round and Flat. Andrew Turk came in at No
2 on Peg 2 with 17 fish (310 weight points – a personal best), and Simon
Bottomley taking No 3 podium spot fishing from Peg 1 (304 weight points –
another personal best), close on their heels was Gary Moore on Peg 5 (294
weight points). A quick check by of the Pegs shows those in Pegs 1 – 5 came in
the top 5 for the night.

In all
a successful night justifying the feeling of anticipation with everyone
catching sizeable whiting, storm Brendan’s impact was limited, the Dog Fish
arrived (well 1!), and Nathan Drewery took No 1 for the night. I’m sure Ian Childerhouse
and Ian Wells will be back on the podium soon. Finally congratulations to
Russell Taylor for winning the Team of 5s match held at Salthouse on 12th

match will be 20th January at Gorleston


Nathan Drewery
            30pts + 5
Round + 5 Flat

Andrew Turk




Russell Taylor

John Catchpole

Ian Childerhouse

Barry Iseton                   

Neil Rowe                        21pts

NAC Match Report Waxham 6th January 2020

NAC Report 6th January 2020 Waxham

10 anglers turned up for tonight’s bait pack match, for a bit of fun a half pint of mixed maggots was added onto the bait pack specifically to target flounders, by the end of the match most had caught fish on maggots either by tipping off worm or 30 plus on a hook.

An unseasonably warm evening with a light breeze made for a pleasant evening with a slight swell early on and very little weed.

Top rod on the night by a long way was John Catchpole on end peg 10 with 14 fish 3lb 3 1/3oz including a 26cm flounder caught on maggots, second podium spot went to the ever consistent Ian Childerhouse on the other end peg 1 with 9 fish for 1lb 8oz and finding his form in third place was Andrew Turk, with 6 fish for 11 1/3oz.

Biggest round fish also went to John Catchpole with a whiting of 28cm but his flounder was pipped by a 27 dab for Ian Childerhouse taking biggest flat of the night.

A tough evening fishing for most being plagued by under sized pin whiting and dabs.

Next weeks match is back to Sheringham which fished really well last time.

Full results

John Catchpole 30pts +5 round

Ian Childerhouse 29pts +5 flat

Andrew Turk 28pts

Dene Conway 27pts

Nathan Drewery 26pts

John Harvey 25pts

Neil Rowe 24pts

Ian Wells 24pts

Richard Hipperson 23pts

Russell Taylor 22pts


NAC Match Report Sheringham 30th December 2019

NAC Report 30th December 2019 Sheringham

10 anglers turned out for the last match of 2019, a wise decision was made to walk along past the life boat station and fish on the shingle bank , with high tide being at 9pm it was all set to be a good night with a slight wind but generally flat calm conditions. We were not disappointed with 119 sizeable fish carded for a total weight of 46lb 1/3oz, top rod on the night with 17 fish for 6lb 14 1/3oz was Ian Childerhouse, 2nd place went to Nathan Drewery also with 17 fish and pipped by 2 1/3oz , with 61lb 12oz, and final podium spot went to Ian Wells with 15 fish for 5lb 10 2/3oz. Heaviest round was Ian Childerhouse with a lovely 36cm whiting and heaviest fat went to John Catchpole with a 28cm flounder. All in all a very busy night for all lets hope it continues for the next match at Waxham which will another first time venue.

Happy new year to everyone.

Full results

Ian Childerhouse 30pts +5 round

Nathan Drewery 29pts

Ian Wells 28pts

John Catchpole 27pts +5 flat

Neil Rowe 26pts

Andrew Turk 25pts

Barry Iseton 24pts

Simon Bottomley 23pts

Gary Moore 22pts

Chick Roper 21pts

NAC Match Report Cley 23rd December 2019

NAC Report 23rd December 2019 Cley

11 anglers braved the latest NAC Match at Cley, with a cold south westerly blowing, pegging was to the left of the car park. Plenty of undersized fish from the off and it was a struggle to find treble shots of good ones. However 52 sizeable fish were carded and no one blanked so always a bonus.

Top rod on the night was the ever consistent Ian Childerhouse with 9 fish 3lb, second podium spot and in the frame again was Richard Hipperson with 7 fish for 2lb 7 2/3oz

And final podiums spot was John Catchpole making a welcome return after his skiing holiday, with 5 fish for 1lb 14oz.

Biggest flat was Neil Rowe with a 28cm flounder and biggest round was Chick Roper with a 34cm whiting. Well done also to guest angler Kevin Warner with a credible 4th place.

Next weeks match is at Sheringham, last match of 2019.

Full results

Ian Childerhouse 30pts

Richard Hipperson 29pts

John Catchpole 28pts

Kevin Warner 27pts

Nigel William 26pts

Neil Rowe 25pts +5 flat

Chick Roper 24pts +5 round

Andrew Turk 23pts

Sam Ellis 22pts

Gary Moore 21pts

Nathan Drewery 20pts

NAC Match Report Eccles on Sea 16th December 2019

NAC Report 16th December 2019 Eccles Beach

The Simon “Luggy” Simon Farrow Cup

11 anglers arrived at this new venue for us all (Eccles-on-Sea, Norwich NR12 0SE – just down from Cart Gap) after the driveway from hell we all managed to park up safely in the gap and ready for our latest adventure, pegging was left and right of the slip. Flat calm conditions greeted us with a small swell in close should have meant whiting galore but as the first hour passed and the tide kept on flooding only undersized fish were making a nuisance of themselves with many catching triple shots of what can only be called micro whiting , even an 18cm match we would have struggled.

The night didn’t get much better as high tide came and the ebb started a few sizeable fish were being caught but top rod on the night went to Richard Hipperson on end peg 11 managing to winkle out 4 fish for 1lb 2 2/3oz , 2nd place with 3 fish on peg 8 was Ian Childerhouse with 14oz, and final podium spot went to Nathan Drewery on peg 10 with 2 fish for 10oz, heaviest round fish went to Neil Rowe with a 30cm whiting and heaviest flat was shared between Richard Hipperson and Chick Roper both with a 26cm dab.

In summary it was a pretty dire night with only 16 fish caught between us and two blanking lets hope next weeks match at Cley produces some good fish.

Full Results

Richard Hipperson 30 +5 flat

Ian Childerhouse 29

Nathan Drewery 28pts

Simon Bottomley 27pts

Neil Rowe 26pts +5 round

Chick Roper 25pts +5 flat

Ian Wells 24pts

Andrew Turk 23pts

Russell Taylor 23pts

Sam Ellis 5pts

Dene Conway 5pts

Christmas 2019 Opening Times @ Rite Gear (West Runton)

Please see photograph for Christmas 2019 opening times for Rite Gear (West Runton – 01263 838 248 / 0776 711 3065) for all your Bait and Tackle needs.

Useful to know for those last minute Christmas presents and for planning those over the holiday fishing sessions.

NAC Match Report Weybourne 2nd December 2019

NAC Report 2nd December 2019 Weybourne

13 anglers attended tonight’s match, pegging was to the left of the pipe, a cold evening with a slight swell on a flooding tide predicted good numbers of fish , we were not disappointed, with a total of 123 sizeable fish caught between us again as always with Kelling and Weybourne your either on them or your not and finding the bigger ones can always be a challenge.

Top rod and a welcome return to the podium for Andrew Turk on peg 4 with 13 fish for 5lb 5oz, closely followed by Nathan Drewery on peg 6 with 15 fish for 5lb 4oz and final podium spot went to Ian Wells on peg 2 with 12 fish for 4lb 15 2/3oz, biggest flat went to Richard Hipperson with a nice 29cm dab, and biggest round went to Ian Wells with a 35cm whiting, total weight caught between us all was 46lb 7 1/3oz, well done to everyone who braved the cold night.

Next weeks match is at Overstrand but we are keeping an eye on the weather front, all will be notified if any changes occur.


Andrew Turk 30pts

Nathan Drewery 29pts

Ian Wells 28pts +5 round

John Catchpole 27pts

Ian Childerhouse 26pts

Leon Smith 25pts

Nigel William 24pts

Dene Conway 23pts

Roger Cunnington 22pts

Barry Iseton 21pts

Richard Hipperson 20pts +5 flat

Simon Bottomley 19pts

Neil Rowe 18pts

Pegging from left of pipe (No 13 pipe)

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