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.
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.
Catchpole 28 +
Bottomley 27 + 5
Nev Brighton 5