Weed Proves Problematic At Sheringham For Norfolk Angling Club

by Dene Conway

Norfolk Angling Club Logo27 anglers had booked in but with one thing and another only 21 made it to the match, sometimes work just gets in the way or mistress fate throws a hand in. Nevertheless, the 21 who did make it were all ready to roll. With pegging on the promenade and along past the life boat shed the match started out on the flooding tide. With a good swell running and plenty of bass being reported this last week or so expectations were high, we just hoped the weed wouldn’t play a major part as it did a few weeks ago at Overstrand.

Sheringham can be a tough venue to master and can either fish well or not at all. For some it would prove the latter once again showing that peg draws and features in front of you can play a part but making the most of your draw is what you aim for.

Down on peg 1 and under the cliffs was Peter Simmonds who made the most of his end peg by finding five fish for 3lb 91/3oz his haul consisted of three flounders, 29cm, 31cm and a cracking 39cm along with a good eel and a rockling giving him top spot honours this week. Second place also on the shingle was Russell Taylor on peg 7 finding four fish for 3lb 21/3oz his haul was made up of two bass, a rockling and another eel over 50cm, so 7oz between the top two.

small Sheringham bass

Third place and final podium spot went to John Catchpole on peg 2 also on the shingle with two bass for 2lb2/3oz.

Seven bass, six flounders, eight rockling and two eels were carded but with nine anglers blanking it was another tough night. In some bays the weed was easily manageable but for others it became a struggle as the tide pushed up. If the tides had possibly been an hour earlier and a tad bigger the venue would have produced more bass.

As always it was a great night with plenty of banter and nice to see some newer members carding for the first time.

Next week’s match is at Trimingham please book in Friday and Saturday once main post is put up, especially with bait orders.

Full Results

  1. Peter Simmonds 30pts
  2. Russell Taylor 29pts
  3. John Catchpole 28pts
  4. Paul Grothier 27pts
  5. Dene Conway 26pts
  6. Jimmy Shaul 26pts
  7. Simon Bottomley 24pts
  8. Colin Clifford 23pts
  9. Paul Thorburn 23pts
  10. Richard Ling 21pts
  11. Neil Haynes 20pts
  12. Eddie Bowie 19pts
  • Keith Shaul 5pts
  • Roger Cunnington 5pts
  • Mark Cox 5pts
  • Eamon Finch 5pts
  • Chick Roper 5pts
  • John Harvey 5pts
  • Leon Smith 5pts
  • Paul Chambers 5pts
  • Billy Rush 5pts
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