Recording the activities of Heron Angling Society



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. 
 

Monday, 7 November 2016

Autumn beach festival results

What a stark contrast 24hrs can make!! 
Twelve anglers took to the shores on Saturday 5th November for the 1st day of the HAS' autumn festival. 
The strong NW winds were akin to last year's  event and made fishing very difficult indeed. Things were only made worse by the distinct lack of fish! In fact, only 4 managed to weigh in a catch with T. Morris leading the way. Tony managed just 3 sizeable whiting from Lane End whilst S. Stephenson had 2 fishing the arm.... until he virtually got blown off!! Meanwhile the Reculver beaches produced just one whiting for M. Morris and a rockling for I. Morris. 
Faced with similar conditions on the Sunday, fourteen competitors took part and thankfully the wind wasn't quite as bad. The fish also decided to put in an appearance as all managed to weigh in. 
Again, T. Morris continued his run of good form with a stout haul of 23 fish and took top spot with S. Stephenson closely behind nabbing 20 of his own. 
Meanwhile, D. Morris clawed his way into the prize monies for 3rd place. All catches comprised of whiting with the exception of L. Perry-French who bagged an eel of 11.6oz and B. Morris who's diminutive dogfish of 12.6oz won the heavy fish prize. 

Full results as follows;
Saturday 5th Nov;
1st- T. Morris, 3 fish, 1lbs 0.4oz
2nd- S. Stephenson, 2 fish, 11.8oz
3rd- M. Morris, 1 fish, 4.4oz
4th- I. Morris, 1 fish, 3.2oz

Sunday 6th Nov;
1st- T. Morris, 23 fish, 9lbs 3.4oz
2nd- S. Stephenson, 20 fish, 8lbs 4.2oz
3rd- D. Morris, 16 fish, 6lbs 14oz
4th- K. Morris, 16 fish, 6lbs 7.8oz
5th- B. Morris, 15 fish, 6lbs 6.8oz
6th- M. Morris 16 fish, 5lbs 11.6oz
7th- D. Smith, 8 fish, 3lbs 1.4oz
8th- I. Morris, 8 fish, 3lbs 0.2oz
9th- D. Murray, 6 fish, 2lbs 11.2oz
10th- B. Perry-French, 7 fish, 2lbs 7.4oz
11th- A. Wood, 5 fish, 2lbs 5.2oz
12th- L. Perry-French, 4 fish, 2lbs 0.2oz
13th- D. Neiles, 5 fish, 1lbs 12.4oz
14th- L. Murray, 3 fish, 1lbs 4oz

Class winners (by elimination rules)

Class 1; Aggregate
1st- T. Morris, 10lbs 3.8oz (£50)
2nd- S. Stephenson, 9lbs (£30)
3rd- D. Morris, 6lbs 14oz (£20)

Class 2; Heaviest 1 day catch
T. Morris, 9lbs 3.4oz

Class 3; Heaviest Fish
B. Morris, 12.6oz

Class 4; Greatest No. (1 day)
S. Stephenson, 20 fish 

Class 5; Greatest No. flat fish
Not won

Class 6; Greatest No. on Sunday
D. Morris 16 fish

Class 7; Heaviest catch by a Lady
Not won

Class 8; Heaviest catch by a Junior
B. Perry-French, 2lbs 7.4oz

Class 9; Heaviest catch by a Senior
M. Morris, 5lbs 11.6oz
 
T Morris with Sundays haul

 

Bradley with his eel

 

B Morris and the tiny dogfish

 

Monday, 31 October 2016

Last Chance Boat Comp Results

As the days grow shorter and the weather deteriorates, the time comes for the Heron's final boat competition of the year; the Last Chance. 
13 Anglers set out from the club on Sunday 30th October and following the decent catches in the autumn festival, expectations were high. 
Unfortunately it wasn't to be and in fact at times, it was remarkably quiet. 
Despite the glass like seas and amicable weather, the skate and indeed any other larger species just didn't want to play ball. 
In the end, it was those who headed further off shore that got amongst the numbers, D. Neiles returned with 44 whiting and took top spot whilst newcomer, H. Heffer was second with 36 fish of her own. 
The only skate to show were from the closer marks but the heaviest of these was only 6lbs 5.8oz which fell to B. Morris and won the heavy fish pool. Other fish caught included dogfish and quite a few nice sized dabs. 

Full results as follows;

1st- D. Neiles, 44 fish, 20lbs 5.3oz
2nd- H Heffer, 36 fish, 17lbs 13.4oz
3rd- D. Perry, 32 fish, 16lbs 3.8oz
3rd- M. Morris, 12 fish, 16lbs 3.8oz
5th- B. Morris, 20 fish, 14lbs 14.4oz
6th- T. Morris, 22 fish, 14lbs 13.2oz
7th- K. Morris, 33 fish, 14lbs 10.6oz
8th- I. Morris, 19 fish, 14lbs 3.8oz
9th- A. Wood, 28 fish, 13lbs 9.8oz
10th- K. Wilton, 21 fish, 9lbs 13.2oz
11th- C. Zacharia, 14 fish, 6lbs 5.2oz
12th- P. Gower, 10 fish, 4lbs 14.8oz
13th- S. Mannering, 4 fish, 2lbs 14oz
 
Dave Neiles winning catch

Ben Morris and his 6lbs 5oz ray
 

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Autumn Boat Festival results

The H.A.S held its annual 3 day, Autumn Boat Festival on 15th-17th October and thankfully the weather was good enough for all 3 days to be fished. 
12 anglers set out on day 1 with the Weir bank seemingly the top choice. The area was teaming with pin whiting, fishing was frantic but little was being bagged. As a result two of the boats headed closer inshore in search of skate and found a few producing the best weights of the day. 
T. Morris led the way with 2 rays amongst 53 other fish for 39lbs 15oz, whilst less than 2lbs separated B. Morris and M. Morris in 2nd and 3rd spots, Mick Morris took the heaviest fish of the day at 9lbs 9oz. 
Notably day one also saw D. Morris land a nice bass of 4lbs 6.6oz which will win him the Derek Line Bass Trophy and it was also decided that the junior boat competition which was cancelled in August would be fished in tandem with day 1. This was therefore won by L. Perry-French with a very respectable weight of 17lbs 14.4oz. 
The weather on Sunday was less favourable with a little rain and a stronger SW wind than the previous day. Although only 6 anglers ventured out, on the whole the fish numbers were up with T. Morris continuing his impressive streak, this time bagging 6 rays towards his days weight of 68lbs 7.6oz. M. Morris and B. Morris continued the tussle for second spot with their aggregate weights now separated by just 2.2oz!! 
Day 3 saw the wind drop marginally and again just 6 anglers headed out, this time it was very much a family affair as all were a Morris! The catch rate was a slower pace for sure but all managed to continue the catches of skate, dogfish, dabs and whiting as seen on the previous days. T. Morris emerged the days winner for the 3rd day in a row and the battle for 2nd place was decided by a difference of just 8.5oz in favour of B. Morris. 

Full results as follows;

Junior Trophy Winner;
L. Perry-French, 33fish, 17lbs 14.4oz


Saturday 15th;
1st- T. Morris, 55 fish, 39lbs 15oz
2nd- B. Morris, 33 fish, 28lbs 2.3oz
3rd- M. Morris, 37 fish, 26lbs 7.3oz
4th- I. Morris, 35 fish, 22lbs 6.6oz
5th- L. Perry-French, 33fish, 17lbs 4.4oz
6th- R. Gower, 25 fish, 12lbs 12.4oz
7th- K. Wilton, 12 fish, 12lbs 12.2oz
8th- D. Morris, 20 fish, 12lbs 6.8oz
9th- K. Morris, 27 fish, 11lbs 10.4oz
10th- B. Perry-French, 24 fish, 11lbs 2.2oz
11th- J. Marshall, 14 fish, 6lbs 6.8oz
12th- P. Gower, 9 fish, 5lbs 9.2oz


Sunday 16th;
1st- T. Morris, 58 fish, 68lbs 7.6oz
2nd- M. Morris, 47 fish, 41lbs 1.4oz
3rd- B. Morris, 43 fish, 39lbs 4.2oz
4th- I. Morris, 31 fish, 27lbs 6oz
5th- L. Perry-French, 39 fish, 20lbs 1.3oz
6th- B. Perry-French, 30 fish, 13lbs 10.6oz


Monday 17th;
1st- T. Morris, 50 fish, 47lbs 0.2oz
2nd- B. Morris, 38 fish, 39lbs 12.4oz
3rd- M. Morris, 24 fish, 39lbs 1.7oz
4th- D. Morris, 30 fish, 35lbs 6.6oz
5th- K. Morris, 25 fish, 30lbs 1.3oz
6th- I. Morris, 17 fish, 22lbs 10.2oz


Class results (by elimination rules);
Class 1, Aggregate;
1st- T. Morris, 155lbs 6.8oz
2nd- B. Morris, 107lbs 2.9oz
3rd- M. Morris, 106lbs 10.4oz
4th- I. Morris, 72lbs 6.6oz
5th- D. Morris, 47lbs 13.4oz
6th- K. Morris, 41lbs 11.3oz
7th- L. Perry-French, 37lbs 15.7oz
8th- B. Perry-French, 24lbs 12.8oz
9th- R. Gower, 12lbs 12.4oz
10th- K. Wilton, 12lbs 12.2oz
11th- J. Marshall, 6lbs 6.8oz
12th- P. Gower, 5lbs 9.2oz


Class 2, Heaviest 1 day catch
T. Morris, 68lbs 7.6oz


Class 3, Greatest No. (1 day)
M. Morris, 47fish


Class 4, Heaviest catch round fish (1 day)
L. Perry-French, 20lbs 1.3oz


Class 5, Greatest No. Round fish (1day)
B. Morris, 38 fish


Class 6, Heaviest catch flat fish (1 day)
K. Morris, 2lbs 3.4oz


Class 7, Heaviest fish
I. Morris, 8lbs 8.6oz


Class 8, Greatest Variety (1 day)
D. Morris, 4 varieties


Class 9, Heaviest 1day catch by a lady
R. Gower, 12lbs 12.4oz 


Class 10, Heaviest 1day catch by a senior
T. Morris, 68lbs 7.6oz


Class 11, Heaviest 1day catch by a junior
B. Perry-French, 13lbs 4.8oz


Class 12, Heaviest Catch On Monday,
B. Morris, 39lbs 12.4oz


D Morris 4lbs 6oz Bass
T Morris with 2 of the 12 rays he weighed in across the even


Monday, 10 October 2016

HAS vs GSAC vs WADAS results

Saturday 8th October was the second year running the H.A.S took on the Greenhill and Whitstable clubs in a friendly Vs. competition however due to fixture congestion last year not a single Heron turned up for the event! 
This year however, the H.A.S more than made up for it with 9 members fishing the shore event against 7 G.S.A.C members and 4 from the W.A.D.A.S. 
During daylight hours the fishing was tough with only a couple of reported catches coming through. S. Stephenson found a nice fat flounder of 15.4oz from the harbour arm whilst B. Morris nabbed a healthy bass of 2lbs 5.4oz fishing just past the Kings hall. 
As darkness fell the whiting showed up with most anglers bagging 1 or 2 sizeable fish whilst M. Morris found a better bass of 2lbs 10.6oz from Middle Bank. 
With the top four weights from each club contributing towards the trophy, it was the Heron who finally came out on top with a combined weight of 8lbs 4oz whilst the Greenhill club were second with 4lbs 1oz and Whitstable in 3rd bringing 2lbs 7.2oz to the scales. 
Individually, M. Morris was the star of the event, not only winning 1st place but also taking the the heavy fish and the greatest number prizes. Meanwhile, B. Morris was second and P. Dimente third. 

Full results as follows
1st- Heron, 8lbs 4oz
2nd- Greenhill, 4lbs 1oz
3rd- Whitstable, 2lbs 7.2oz

Individual results;
1st- M. Morris (H), 4 fish, 3lbs 12.2oz
2nd- B. Morris (H) , 1 fish, 2lbs 5.4oz
3rd- P. Dimente (W), 4 fish, 1lbs 10.2oz
4th- R. Philips (G), 4 fish, 1lbs 8.2oz
5th- S. Stephenson (G), 2 fish, 1lbs 6.2oz
6th- T. Morris (H), 3 fish, 1lbs 5.6oz
7th- M. Terry (G), 2 fish, 12.6oz
8th- K. Morris (H), 2 fish, 12.4oz
9th- B. Perry-French (H), 1 fish, 9.2oz
10th- K. Wilton (H), 1 fish, 7.8oz
11th- R. Page (W), 1 fish, 6.8oz
12th- L. Perry-French (H), 1 fish, 6.4oz
13th- P. Page (W), 1 fish, 6.2oz
14th- D. Sales (G), 1 fish, 6oz

M Morris with his bass of 2lbs 10oz
B Morris and his bass of 2lbs 5oz

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Jubilee Cup, Round 2, Beach Comp Results

Following some great results in January's 1st round of the Jubilee Cup, 11 anglers took to the shore on Sunday 2nd October for the 2nd round. 
The event started with a staunch NW wind but relatively warm and sunny. 
Expectations were low for the event however with weed being the main concern. 
In the end, just two fish were brought to the scales. 
B. Morris had a bass of 2lbs 12.4oz as well as reporting returning two others due to current bass laws. M. Morris also found himself a bass of 2lbs 8oz for second place on the day. 
The result meant Ben pipped K. Morris to the trophy having been trailing by about a pound and a half, M. Morris came 3rd overall. 
Round 2 results;
1st- B. Morris, 1 fish, 2lbs 12.4oz
2nd- M. Morris, 1 fish, 2lbs 8oz

Overall result (top 3)

1st- B. Morris, 17lbs 0.8oz
2nd- K. Morris, 15lbs 14.4oz
3rd- M. Morris, 10lbs 15oz 

B. Morris with his bass of 2lbs 12.4oz
 

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Old rules competition result.

Unfortunately, due to poor weather conditions, this year's Old Rules Boat Competition was not fished.

Regards

Ben

Evens trophy result

Unfortunately due to strong NW winds, the Evans boat trophy competition didn't take place this year and was called off

Regards

Ben

GSAC vs HAS 10th Sept beach Competition results.

8 Herons and 5 Greenhill members took to the beach on Saturday 10th September for the vs. match.
Conditions were flat calm with very clear waters and the competitors spread out from Stud Hill to just past the Kings hall.
Fishing the latter, B. Morris lost a very good bass close in to a snapped line whilst T. Morris had an undersize bass at Stud hill.
Sadly all others could only report weed and crabs and no one managed to bring a fish to the scales.
Prize monies were therefore pulled out of a hat and went to R. Philips and T. Morris.