Norfolk Angling Club – 17-02-2014

by David Proudfoot

Another weather break for the Norfolk Angling Club and another Monday night club match saw 26 members, including two females and two juniors together with one new member all eagerly anticipating the start.

Pegging for the match was from the pipe towards the wreck with a good 25 paces between pegs, the pegging was carried out by Duncan Anon who also did a beach clean while walking back to draw his peg, which sets a good example to all anglers and onlookers, well done mate. A long walk for peg 1 right up past the wreck turned into an even longer walk as Andrew Turk had left the third section of his rod back in his car, only realizing once on his peg and made the walk back in record time.

Our two juniors tonight were 12 year old Daniel Brown and Adam Molloy, 11 years old, both starting out with the club and proving to their mothers that they can both get out of bed the next morning. The pair caught many undersized fish and thoroughly enjoyed it. However, it was Molloy’s boy, Adam who managed to find a solitary sizeable fish to gain his first points in the league table, as well as beating his dad.

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During the match rockling, dabs, and the odd sizeable whiting were being recorded all along the stretch but nothing to set things alight. Shane Brown had a cracking 32cm whiting which was the biggest of the night until Ian Gennery topped that with a cracking 38cm whiting down on peg 23 near the pipe area. He also managed a couple of dabs that put him in contention for the podium spots, but would it be enough.

David Lake on peg 8 back to full fitness after his operation had the best bag with five fish for a total of 1lb 8 1/3oz or which translates to 73pts, giving him top rod honours for the night, narrowly beating Ian Gennery’s three fish bag of 1½lb or 72pts into 2nd place. The final podium spot and her first time in the frame was Kimberley Lawn with four fish weighing 1lb 1 1/3oz, this being her best performance in the league and she put it down to her lucky charm friend who came along for the experience and will hopefully be another new member in weeks to come.

An almost a no pointer for Jake Cooper, who has been having a bad run of late, when he forgot to hand his card in even while collecting everyone else’s. Luckily, at the end, the error was spotted and he was back to his usual 4th place positioning. Our newest member Mark Miller also managed to save the blank with a solitary whiting to welcome him to the club.

A cracking turnout on a great evening with the rain only really taking hold after the match was completed, 40 sizeable fish were caught and returned and 20 anglers managed to card fish.

The club is now 50+ members strong and is the biggest club in Norfolk growing every week, and with the excellent banter and friendly support it can only get stronger well done to everyone.

1 David Lake 30pts

2 Ian Gennery 29pts

3 Kimberley Lawn 28pts

4 Jake Cooper 27pts

5 Peter Hansell 26pts

5 Paul Rickard 26pts

7 Eamonn Finch 24pts

8 Ally Barnes 23pts

8 Ron de Boer 23pts

10 Charlie Needham 21pts

10 Richard Chapman 21pts

12 Dene Conway 19pts

13 Bob O. 18pts

14 Shane Brown 17pts

15 Mark Miller 16pts

16 Greg Metcalf 15pts

17 Mark Batson 14pts

18 Adam Molloy 13pts

18 Andrew Turk 13pts


All others receive 5pts

Daniel Brown 5pts

Henry Randell 5pts

Campbell Mckenzie 5pts

Dean Gibson 5pts

Duncan Anone 5pts

Iain Molloy 5pts

Steve Smith 5pts

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