North Norfolk 2014 Bass Festival

by David Proudfoot

In 2013 Holt Sea Angling Club ran its inaugrial Bass Festival on the North Norfolk Shingle Ridge which was an outstanding success. Over the two day event over 90 sizeable bass (36cm and over) were caught which has prompted Holt SAC to make this an annual event . The 2nd North Norfolk Bass Festival will therefore be held over the weekend of May 17th/18th 2014 and will be sponsored by Kelling Heath Holiday Park and supported by Sea Angler Magazine. Holt Sea Angling Club would like to thank these organisations for their help in making this year’s event possible.

bass festival

The event will comprise of two separate 5 hour matches fished on Saturday 17th May and Sunday 18th May. The venues will be on the North Norfolk Shingle Ridge between Weybourne and Cley but the exact location of each match will not be determined until nearer the event to take advantage of catch information at that time. Similarly, the exact times for each match will not be determined until closer to the date but at this time of year both matches will be in day light.

The entry fee will be £15 for each day with an Optional Pools of £10 per day. Both matches will be catch & release and fished to Holt SAC match rules. Prize monies for each match will be for the heaviest bass, heaviest bass bag, heaviest non-bass bag and heaviest overall bag. There will also be a prize and trophy donated by Kelling Heath Holiday Park for the biggest bass of the festival. Further prize categories will be added if the prize table allows and there will be a ladies and a junior section if numbers allow. Both matches have been registered for Penn Points.

The Head Quarters for the event will be the Kelling Heath Holiday Park and they will be offering a 20% discount on accommodation for those participating. A short break booking will commence on Friday 16th May and finish on Monday 19th May with rates extremely competitive for this time of year. Accommodation comprises of Lodges and a large number of Holiday homes which can accommodate up to 6 adults. There are plenty of restaurant and bar facilities at the complex as well as a Leisure Centre. There is also plenty of activity in the surrounding woodland and Kelling Heath is renowned for the amenities it provides. Holt SAC has hosted last year’s Festival and two National Sea League Finals from this location and all have been impressed with the facilities and the general atmosphere.

This is an ideal place to bring your family, partner, etc. for a short break at the start of the summer. They can enjoy the surrounding facilities whilst you can enjoy your sport or alternatively they can join you on the beach which is just 2 or 3 miles away. Check out their website.

If you and/or your friends are interested in participating in this event or require more information please contact Tony at Holt Sea Angling Club on 07780793141 or for bookings, etc. Please note that booking for just one of the matches will be allowed and the final itinerary will be mailed to each competitor prior to the event. Booking is required to be made on the event Booking Form and sent along with the appropriated entry fee(s) by Friday 9th May 2014. Bookings after this date cannot be accepted.

If you require accommodation for the weekend please contact Kelling Heath Holiday Park on 01263 588181.

The organisers look forward to seeing you in north Norfolk in May.

Facebook Comments Box

You may also like

Leave a Comment

I accept the Privacy Policy

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.