England International Kimberley Leads The Norfolk List

by Dene Conway

Norfolk Angling Club LogoAnother great turnout with 22 anglers keen and eager to get among the fish. Some discussion was had at the shop prior to the match whether to make it everything 18cm or dabs at 18cm, but it was decided to keep to normal and fish to size limits. With expectations of dabs, pouting and whiting all over the required limits it seemed the best thing to do.

Pegging was left and right of the carpark with the higher numbers normally producing better results, however the flat calm sea looked very much like a summer evening. The water clarity did not bode well for a whiting fest, and so it turned out to be, with 100’s of fish caught but with the majority being undersized dabs and whiting it was a struggle to get through them.

As always with Kelling the pegs play a massive part in where you finish on the night and if you’re on them you will do well. A warm welcome to new member Ivan Allen and a welcome back to Kimberley Lawn, on a night out with her other half Henry Randell. So with the numbers drawn we all set off to our respective pegs with a flooding tide hoping for a good night.

fishing on Kelling beach

Top rod on the night went to Kimberley Lawn showing she still has what it takes to get among the fish and keep plugging away, she finished with 12 fish for 3lb 121/3oz fishing from peg 21. Second podium spot went to Peter Simmonds on peg 16 with a last cast double shot, giving him 11 fish for 3lb 72/3oz. The final podium spot went to Russell Taylor on peg 10 nudged out by Peter by two weight points, with 11 fish for 3lb 7oz, a very close battle.

With 99 sizeable fish carded it was an OK evening but the numbers of undersized fish caught would have made for hectic action had we changed size limits.

Heaviest flat went to Jimmy Shaul Shaul with a 30cm dab and heaviest round went to Billy Rush and Peter Simmonds with whiting of 32cm.

Well done to all who attended, next weeks match is at Mundesley, please book in early.

Organiser Kimberley Lawn

Organiser Kimberley Lawn

This coming Saturday Paul Grothier has setup a race night for all club members at the Cross Keys Pub in Dilham, starting at 7pm, your support for this event would be greatly appreciated if you can make it message Paul for more details or directions, but it would be good to have some social time away from the beach.

Full Results

  1. Kimberley Lawn 30pts
  2. Peter Simmonds 29pts
  3. Russell Taylor 28pts
  4. Paul Thorburn 27pts
  5. Keith Shaul 26pts
  6. Billy Rush 25pts
  7. Richard Craske 24pts
  8. Jimmy Shaul Shaul 23pts
  9. Leon Smith 22pts
  10. Richard Hipperson 21pts
  11. Henry Randell 20pts
  12. Simon Bottomley 19pts
  13. Dene Conway 18pts
  14. John Catchpole 17pts
  15. Dave Mathers 16pts
  16. Andrew Bunn 15pts
  17. Tyler Rush 14pts
  18. Ivan Allen 13pts
  19. Eddie Bowie 12pts
  • Colin Clifford 5pts
  • Paul Grothier 5pts
  • Roger Cunnington 5pts
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