Recording the activities of Heron Angling Society

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Lawler Pairs Boat comp results

The Heron Angling Society are being blessed with perfect boating weather so far this year and the Lawler Pairs was no exception on Sunday 23rd April. 
Ten anglers set out in five boats and all headed to various parts of the Weir bank. The final trophy goes to the combined weight of two anglers, hence the title. 
There were decent catches of good sized thornback rays weighed in with I. Morris landing the biggest for the heavy fish pool.  His 10lbs 3.6oz fish, narrowly beating T. Morris' offering of 10lbs 3.2oz by just 0.4oz! 
Meanwhile, M. Morris bought ten rays to the scales whilst P. Gower had eight, encouragingly, all of the anglers landed at least one. 
There were also a lot of smoothhounds caught with T. Morris bagging the largest of these at around 7lbs and B. Morris with several just short of 6lbs. 
In the end M. Morris' haul of rays coupled with I. Morris' bag was good enough for top spot besting 2nd place by nearly 10lbs.

 Full results as follows; 
1st- M. Morris & I. Morris, 157lbs 11.2oz
2nd- T. Morris & B. Morris, 148lbs 13.7oz
3rd- A. Wood & D. Neiles, 103lbs 6oz
4th- P. Gower & K. Wilton, 80lbs 3.2oz
5th- B. Perry-French & L. Perry-French, 53lbs 4.4oz
Individual results as follows;
1st- M. Morris, 20 fish, 95lbs 1.6oz
2nd- T. Morris, 35 fish, 86lbs 12.1oz
3rd- I. Morris, 16 fish, 62lbs 9.6oz
4th- B. Morris, 27 fish, 62lbs 1.6oz
5th- P. Gower, 10 fish, 58lbs 11.6oz
6th- A. Wood, 26 fish, 51lbs 14.4oz
7th- D. Neiles, 29 fish, 51lbs 7.6oz
8th- B. Perry-French, 21 fish, 31lbs 5.6oz
9th- L. Perry-French, 9 fish, 21lbs 14.8oz
10th- K. Wilton, 8 fish, 21lbs 7.6oz

Andy Wood with a nice brace of fish

Ben and Tony Morris on the Hounds

winners Mick and Ian Morris   

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Accumulator Boat Results

The Herons' first boat competition of the year took part on Sunday 9th April in what can only be described as perfect conditions. 
14 took part in 7 boats and spread out from Bishopstone to the pier head and out to the Weir bank. All weighed in with dogs, whiting and skate accounting for most of the bags and a couple of early, small smoothhound making an appearance also. D. Neiles had the biggest of these at 4lbs 4.2oz. 
The heaviest fish of the day fell for event winner T. Morris, who had a lovely thornback ray of 13lbs 13oz, missing out on a specimen medal by just 3oz. Meanwhile, I. Morris also had a double figure fish, boating a personal best ray of 10lbs 4.8oz. 
Full results as follows;
1st- T. Morris, 33 fish, 44lbs 11oz
2nd- M. Morris, 12 fish, 39lbs 11.4oz
3rd- D. Neiles, 23 fish, 33lbs 1.7oz
4th- L. Perry-French, 10 fish, 30lbs 1.8oz
5th- K. Morris, 6 fish, 27lbs 0.2oz
6th- D. Perry, 6 fish, 25lbs 14.2oz
7th- I. Morris, 14 fish, 24lbs 15.6oz
8th- B. Perry-French, 14 fish, 23lbs 14.4oz
9th- A. Wood, 16 fish, 22lbs 1oz
10th- B. Morris, 24 fish, 19lbs 1.6oz
11th- D. Morris, 3 fish, 14lbs 15.2oz
12th- R. Cimino, 4 fish, 7lbs 6.6oz
13th- H. Heffer, 6 fish, 4lbs 2.2oz
14th- C. Zacharia, 6 fish, 3lbs 2.8oz
Ian Morris 10lbs 4oz ray
Bradley and Lewis Perry-French

Tony Morris 13lbs 13oz Ray.      

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Jackson Cup beach comp results

A good turn out saw 16 Herons head to Deal for the Jackson Cup on Saturday 25th March. Fishing the tide up and virtually all in darkness, the event was promising of good results..... until the wind had its say. A staunch 20mph North Easterly was prevalent for the whole competition and made things very difficult. Nonetheless, 13 competitors brought bags to the scales comprising whiting and dogfish. 
S. Stephenson found the best of the numbers from the Walmer end with 10 fish for the win whilst newcomer, R. Cimino took 7 from the golf course for second. Ronnie also won the heaviest fish pool with a specimen dogfish of 2lbs 2oz. 
D. Neiles was third with 6 fish from Deal main beach. 

Full results as follows;
1st- S. Stephenson, 10 fish, 10lbs 14.4oz
2nd- R. Cimino, 7 fish, 6lbs 8.2oz
3rd- D. Neiles, 6 fish, 5lbs 14.6oz
4th- K. Wilton, 5 fish, 5lbs 9.6oz
5th- M. Morris, 4 fish, 4lbs 4.8oz
6th- A. Wood, 4 fish, 4lbs 0.6oz
7th- A. Louch, 2 fish, 2lbs 9oz
8th- P. Morris, 2 fish 2lbs 3.6oz
9th- D. Morris, 3 fish, 1 lbs 11.4oz
10th- P. Gower, 1 fish, 1lbs 6.2oz
11th- I. Morris, 1 fish, 1 lbs 2.8oz
12th- L. Perry-French, 1 fish, 1lbs 2.4oz
 13th- B. Morris, 1 fish, 13.4oz

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Heron Angling Society 2017 Calendar

14th Bingo – this was cancelled as to late to advertise
11th Elton Towers tickets available now £3.00
25th Greenhill Presentation Evening

18th Carmen and the Devils 8.00pm
1st Heron Prize Giving Evening
Friday 7th Heron AGM
22nd Kevin Ford – Casino Night

26th - 29th Beer Festival – Hot Potatoes to play Saturday Night
Sunday lunchtime – a local Ukulele Band – will play from 12 noon
Monday – 2.00pm Dead Horse Morris will perform
10th 'School Disco' – Disco School Uniform Fancy Dress Optional
8th Tiddlers Cup & Social – Kevin Ford
15th Quiz – Rick Gaskell

12th Herne Bay Carnival
13th Heron Beach BBQ – The Interseptors

9th RNLI – Paella & Sangria – Charity Fund-Raiser
30th Pub Games – Kevan
27th Friday Fish-cake Competition?
28th Halloween – Lost Weekend £3.00 tickets nearer the event

18th Alan Stewart – Dave La
25th Ronan's Charity Night

9th Christmas Party
17th Charsley Lunch Comp. 10.00 – 14.00
31st ????????

Monday, 6 March 2017

The Tamkin Cup Beach comp results

The Tamkin Cup is the second beach competition of the year for the H.A.S and this year saw 12 anglers take to the shore on Sunday 5th March. 
The weather was predicted to have strong winds and heavy rain which thankfully never really transpired. There was a moderate SW throughout but not troublesome and the rain never really came at all. 
In the end, just 5 of the competitiors weighed in catches which comprised of dabs, a rockling and skate. Newcomer junior angler, Poppy Morris (I know, I know, another Morris!!) had her first fish with a dab and T. Morris managed his first shore caught ray from middle bank for second spot. 
It was D. Morris however who stole the show, Dave was also fishing middle bank and returned with two rays, the biggest pulling the scales down to a clonking 10lbs 13.4oz. Along with a second fish just over the 6lbs mark, Dave easily took top spot. 
Full results as follows;
1st- D. Morris, 2 fish, 17lbs 2.2oz
2nd- T. Morris, 1 fish, 3lbs 13.6oz
3rd- S. Stephenson, 2 fish, 8.6oz
4th- A. Wood, 1 fish, 3.6oz
5th- P. Morris, 1 fish, 2oz

 D Morris with his decent brace of rays

T Morris and his skate

Thursday, 9 February 2017

End of 2016 report and Final standings

It dawned on me today that I never did an end of year report for 2016 and publish last year's final standings so for those of you interested, here they are!....


1st- M. Morris, 84pts
2nd- B. Morris, 65pts
3rd- T. Morris, 63pts
4th- S. Stephenson, 59pts
5th- I. Morris, 48pts
6th- K. Morris, 45pts
7th- D. Morris, 39pts
8th- L. Perry-French, 36pts
9th- D. Neiles, 26pts
10th- B. Perry-French, 21pts
11th- L. Murray, 14pts
12th- A. Wood, 12pts
12th- D. Murray, 12pts
14th- D. Smith, 11pts
14th- T. Sadik, 11pts
16th- P. Thornton, 9pts


1st- T. Morris, 98pts
2nd- B. Morris, 94pts
3rd- M. Morris, 85pts
4th- I. Morris, 61pts
5th- L. Perry-French, 59pts
6th- B. Perry-French, 53pts
7th- D. Morris, 35pts
8th- D. Neiles, 34pts
9th- K. Wilton, 32pts
10th- C. Zacharia, 28pts
11th- D. Perry, 27pts
12th- K. Morris, 25pts
13th- A. Wood, 18pts
14th- L. Simpson, 16pts
15th- P. Gower, 14pts
16th- R. Gower, 12pts
17th- H. Heffer, 11pts
18th- J. Simpson, 10pts
19th- G. Mummery, 7pts
20th- S. Mannering, 5pts
21st- J. Marshall, 4pts

Club Championship (top 10);

1st- M. Morris, 169pts
2nd- T. Morris, 161pts
3rd- B. Morris, 159pts
4th- I. Morris, 109pts
5th- L. Perry-French, 95pts
6th- D. Morris, 74pts
7th- K. Morris, 70pts
8th- B. Perry-French, 64pts
9th- D. Neiles, 60pts
10th- S. Stephenson, 59pts

Presidents Heron (top 10);

1st- T. Morris, 324 fish
2nd- B. Morris, 248 fish
3rd- M. Morris, 234 fish
4th- I. Morris, 162 fish
5th- L. Perry-French, 145 fish
5th- K. Morris, 145 fish
7th- D. Morris, 132 fish
8th- B. Perry-French, 120 fish
9th- D. Neiles, 105 fish
10th- S. Stephenson, 75 fish



Monday, 9 January 2017

Jubilee Cup - first round

Twelve anglers took to the beaches for the Heron's first beach competition of 2017, the first round of the Jubilee Cup.
 The sea couldn't have been calmer across the course of the evening and a little drizzle aside, the weather was perfect too. 
 Despite plagues of very small whiting, no sizeable ones were landed. In fact, a rockling aside, all twelve anglers weighed in good catches of just dabs. 
 Junior member, B. Perry-French, found the lions share from the harbour arm bagging 12 with his brother taking 7 for third spot. 
 I. Morris was 2nd with 8 from lane end including the heaviest at 8.8oz for the heavy fish pool. 
 Full results as follows;
1st- B. Perry-French, 12 fish, 4lbs 2.8oz
2nd- I. Morris, 8 fish, 3lbs 1.6oz
3rd- L. Perry-French, 7 fish, 2lbs 5.8oz
4th- S. Stephenson, 5 fish, 1lbs 13.4oz
5th- D. Neiles, 4 fish, 1lbs 6oz
6th- D. Morris, 3 fish, 1lbs 3.2oz
7th- K. Morris, 4 fish, 15.6oz
8th- T. Morris, 4 fish, 14.8oz
9th- B. Morris, 3 fish, 13.8oz
10th- T. Sadik, 1 fish, 8.4oz
11th- M. Morris, 1 fish, 8.4oz
12th- A. Wood, 1 fish, 3.8oz



Monday, 5 December 2016

Charsley beach competition results

After last year's 'whiting-fest', it was decided that only sizeable fish would be permitted in this year's Charsley competition on Sunday 4th December. Since the event traditionally is renowned for very low catches, undersized fish have been permitted in the past provided they were weighed and released when caught but last year, vast numbers of whiting were still abundant so the rules were changed for the 29 anglers taking part in this year's event.  
As it transpired, the numbers weren't as high as expected but most caught at least an undersized fish and 13 weighed in. Just whiting accounted for the catches and with 7 fish, T. Morris took top spot with 3lbs 2.2oz. Tony also won the xmas cake raffle after the weigh in!! 
Meanwhile, T. Blencowe came in 13th, which means he is 2017's "custodian of the gnome", a longstanding club tradition whereby last place is presented with a tacky plastic gnome which lives in the clubhouse! 
All the anglers were treated to meat pie, potatoes and veg in the clubhouse after the event followed by fruit pies and custard thanks to W. Dinley and others who make the event as successful as it is. 

Full results as follows;
1st- T. Morris, 7 fish, 3lbs 2.2oz
2nd- M. Morris, 8 fish, 2lbs 15.2oz
3rd- S. Stephenson, 3 fish, 1lbs 5.6oz
4th- B. Morris, 3 fish, 1lbs 2.2oz
5th- D. Morris, 2 fish, 15.4oz
6th- L. Perry-French, 2 fish, 12.5oz
7th- I. Morris, 2 fish, 11oz
8th- D. Neiles, 1 fish, 7.2oz
9th- S. Munnings, 1 fish, 6.8oz
10th- A. Wood, 1 fish, 6.4oz
11th- A. Louch, 1 fish, 6oz
12th- B. Perry-French, 5.6oz
13th- T. Blencowe, 1 fish, 5.4oz


T Blencowe with the gnome

Winner T Morris

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Accumulator Beach results

Eleven anglers took to the beach for the Heron's last championship match of the year, the Accumulator. 
Prize monies here are adjusted according to how many events an individual has fished or missed and deductions passed to the next placed angler and so on, hence the name. 
Conditions were fair with a fairly strong SW wind meaning most were fairly sheltered and thankfully there was no rain. 
M. Morris found the numbers of fish from cold harbour bringing 39 to the scales whilst T. Morris had 32 fishing outside the clubhouse. 
Catches consisted of whiting and just three dogfish were caught, the best of which fell for A. Wood at 1lbs 13.6oz and won the heavy fish pool. 

Full results as follows;

1st- M. Morris, 39 fish, 16lbs 2.6oz
2nd- T. Morris, 32 fish, 14lbs 10oz
3rd- S. Stephenson, 26 fish, 10lbs 10.2oz
4th- K. Morris, 25 fish, 9lbs 7.4oz
5th- I. Morris, 22 fish, 8lbs 8.4oz
6th- D. Morris, 18 fish, 7lbs 11.6oz
7th- D. Neiles, 15 fish, 5lbs 12.8oz
8th- L. Perry-French, 12 fish, 5lbs 1.6oz
9th- A. Wood, 9 fish, 4lbs 14.2oz
10th- B. Perry-French, 11 fish, 4lbs 6.8oz
11th- B. Morris, 10 fish, 3lbs 7oz

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Maureen Cup beach competition results

An unusually low tide meant the start of the Heron's Maureen Cup beach competition was delayed for most of the twelve anglers that took part. Thankfully though, the Southerly wind made the water calm and the rain did little more than drizzle throughout. 
As it was, whiting numbers were enough that despite waiting for the tide, all weighed in a catch. The only other species brought to the scales in fact, was a single dogfish for T. Morris, fishing Lane End, a dab for D. Morris from the arm and the Perry-French twins a dab each with Lewis also landing a flounder. 
However, with 33 fish from the arm, D. Morris won his first beach trophy, besting T. Morris' weight by nearly 3lbs. 

Full results as follows;

1st- D. Morris, 33 fish, 13lbs 10.8oz
2nd- T. Morris, 24 fish, 10lbs 14.4oz
3rd- B. Morris, 26 fish, 10lbs 2.4oz
4th- M. Morris, 23 fish, 9lbs 0.2oz
5th- S. Stephenson, 19 fish, 7lbs 10.6oz
6th- L. Perry-French, 13fish, 5lbs 2.2oz
7th- P. Gower, 11 fish, 4lbs 11.8oz
8th- D. Neiles, 12 fish, 4lbs 4.4oz
9th- A. Wood, 10 fish, 4lbs 0.2oz
10th- B. Perry-French, 10 fish, 3lbs 13oz
11th- K. Morris, 9 fish, 3lbs 9.6oz
12th- K. Wilton, 5fish, 2lbs 0.4oz 
Bradley and Lewis Perry-French.