Recording the activities of Heron Angling Society

Friday, 26 January 2018

Jubilee Cup round 1 results

The first beach competition of the year took place on Sunday 21st January for the Heron, the 1st of 2 rounds for the Jubilee Cup.  Unusually, only 8 anglers took to the shores as this event is normally well attended. 
Catch rates were fairly slow with pin whiting proving a pest but 5 managed to weigh in bags consisting of whiting, dabs and flounders. The best of the latter falling for T. Morris with a 1lbs 3.4oz specimen fish. Along with that, Tony takes the lead in the event with 9 fish in total from a Studd Hill mark. 

Full results as follows;
1st- T. Morris, 9 fish, 4lbs 6.4oz
2nd- D. Smith, 5 fish, 1lbs 14.4oz
3rd- K. Morris, 3 fish, 14.8oz
4th- B. Morris, 2 fish, 10.8oz
5th- D. Neiles, 1 fish, 5oz

T Morris with his specimen flounder

Monday, 22 January 2018

Social Calendar for 2018

17th February We Ghost – Acoustic Duo

3rd March GSAC Presentation Evening 7.30 for 8.00pm
10th March The Konks – tribute band to the Kinks – first set to include Bowie, The Who, Rolling Stones, & T.Rex. 2nd set Kinks Tribute
17th March Heron Prize Giving Evening

13th April Heron AGM 7.30 for 8.00pm
14th April Casino Night – Kevan Ford organising

25th to 28th May Heron Beer Festival – Saturday 26th Mixed Emotion 8.00pm
Sunday 27th Steve Huckle 1.00pm?

9th June 70s Disco – 70s dress optional
17th June Annie Love – 40s Wartime Tribute up to today
23rd June Charity Quiz Night – Rick will host evening if you like quizzes!
This will be for Cancer Research

7th July Kevan Ford's Tiddlers Cup and Social evening

21st July Fishing for Soul – Northern Soul, Funk, Disco, 80's Groove and Rare Groove.

11th August Herne Bay Carnival – Majestic 12 from 8.30pm
12th August Heron Beach BBQ – the Interseptors playing from 1.00pm

25th August Charity Day – Pimm's & Cake – Air Ambulance

29th September Pub Games – Dominoes, Cribbage, Shove-halfpenny etc

12th October Annual Fish cake Competition – open to all members using fish
caught at the previous weekends 3-day Festival

20th October Jay Singer – She has a wide repertoire from Soul to Motown to current day

17th November Jason Leigh – All kinds on music from the 60's onwards and a great guitarist

15th December Christmas Party entertainment TBA

31st December Smiler to play if anyone will do the bar??? 

Most socials will start at 8.00pm apart from those stated. Tickets may be on sale 4 weeks before events please come to clubhouse and check. Average price £3.50 / £4.00.

All are Saturdays except the AGM which is a Friday.
If anyone would like to volunteer to do the bar then we will have a New Year event.

2017 Fishing competitions Final Standings

Well done all for another successful fishing year with the Heron Angling Society. Please see below, the final standings for 2017 and I hope to see you all again throughout 2018!

Beach Championship;

1st- S. Stephenson, 84pts
2nd- I. Morris, 61pts
3rd- D. Neiles, 56pts
4th- T. Morris, 51pts
4th- A. Wood, 51pts
6th- B. Morris, 47pts
7th- B. Perry-French, 41pts
8th-D. Morris, 38pts
9th- P. Morris, 37pts
10th- L. Perry-French, 35pts
11th- M. Morris, 24pts
12th- T. Sadik, 21pts
13th- K. Morris, 14pts
14th- R. Cimino, 12pts
15th- K. Wilton, 9pts
16th- A. Louch, 6pts
17th- P. Gower, 4pts

Boat Championship;

1st- T. Morris, 102pts
2nd- B. Morris, 83pts
3rd- M. Morris, 82pts
4th- D. Neiles, 71pts
5th- L. Perry-French, 69pts
6th- I. Morris, 68pts
7th- B. Perry-French, 56pts
8th- A. Wood, 50pts
9th- D. Morris, 40pts
10th- K. Morris, 23pts
11th- P. Gower, 18pts
12th- S. Mannering, 10pts
12th- D. Perry, 10pts
14th- R. Cimino, 8pts
15th- K. Wilton, 7pts
16th- C. Zacharia, 6pts
17th- H. Heffer, 4pts
18th- K. Grove, 1pt 

Club Championship (top 15); 

1st- T. Morris, 152pts
2nd- B. Morris, 130pts
3rd- I. Morris, 129pts
4th- D. Neiles, 127pts
5th- M. Morris, 106pts
6th- L. Perry-French, 104pts
7th- A. Wood, 101pts
8th- B. Perry-French, 97pts
9th- S. Stephenson, 84pts
10th- D. Morris, 78pts
11th- P. Morris, 37pts
11th- K. Morris, 37pts
13th- P. Gower, 22pts
14th- T. Sadik, 21pts
15th- R. Cimino, 20pts 

Presidents Heron (top 10)

1st- T. Morris, 480 fish
2nd- B. Morris, 349 fish
3rd- I. Morris, 272 fish
4th- B. Perry-French, 232 fish
5th- D. Neiles, 212 fish
6th- A. Wood, 211 fish
7th- M. Morris, 210 fish
8th- L. Perry-French, 198 fish
9th- D. Morris, 170 fish
10th- K. Morris, 104 fish



Charsley Beach competition Sunday 17 December 2017 results

Sunday 17th December saw the last of the Heron’s 2017 competitions take place with the Charsley lunch. 
Fishing the West beach, 23 anglers set up outside the clubhouse prior to the annual pie and mash meal provided as part of the event. 
Despite a continual flow of undersized fish, the final takings were disappointing but, keeping it in the family, 8 of the 9 competitors who did weigh in were a Morris! With 2 dabs and a whiting the eventual winner was D. Morris, no other species were landed. 
 Full results as follows; 
1st- D. Morris, 3 fish, 1lbs 7.8oz
2nd- P. Morris (jnr), 3 fish, 1lbs 2.6oz
3rd- I. Morris, 3fish, 1lbs 2.4oz
4th- L. Perry-French (jnr),2 fish, 1lbs 0.4oz
5th- S. Morris (L), 2 fish, 13.4oz
6th- K. Morris, 1 fish, 6.8oz
7th- T. Morris, 1 fish, 6.2oz
8th- B. Morris, 1 fish, 5.6oz
9th- J. Morris (jnr), 1 fish, 4.2oz

Monday, 11 December 2017

The Accumulator results

The Heron’s final championship competition, The Accumulator, took place on Sunday 10th December and for the eight entrants who took park it was a very cold event. 
The staunch NW wind did die down a little by the end but conditions were testing throughout and the results reflected it. 
Just whiting were weighed in with the heaviest fish falling for D. Morris at 13.2oz from reculver. 
Studd Hill produced the better results with winner D. Neiles landing 16 fish from the area. 
Full results as follows;
1st- D. Neiles, 16 fish, 6lbs 8.2oz
2nd- S. Stephenson, 9 fish, 4lbs 6.2oz
3rd- A. Wood, 8 fish, 3lbs 3.8oz
4th- D. Morris, 6 fish, 2lbs 13.8oz
5th- T. Morris, 5 fish, 1lbs 11.2oz
6th- B. Morris, 2 fish, 10.4oz
7th- I. Morris, 1 fish, 6.2oz
8th- P. Morris, 1 fish, 4.8oz

Monday, 27 November 2017

Maureen Cup results

Biting, cold NW winds greeted the 11 anglers fishing the Heron’s Maureen Cup on Sunday 26th November. Thankfully though, it dropped significantly as the contest went on and the evening was fairly pleasant by the end. 
With numerous other competitions taking place, Herne Bay’s beaches were busy and the Heron members spread out. Unsurprisingly, whiting were the order of the day with Studd Hill proving the most productive. Fishing the beach there, junior angler P. Morris landed a nice 10.2oz flounder along with her offering of 16 fish whilst Dad, I. Morris took top spot with 30 fish from the same mark. 
The harbour arm did well for twins Lewis and Bradley Perry-French with Lewis landing the heavy fish prize with 11.6oz whilst the West beaches in between proved decidedly poor. 
Full results as follows;
1st- I. Morris, 30 fish, 12lbs 2oz
2nd- T. Morris, 25 fish, 11lbs 4.2oz
3rd- L. Perry-French, 17 fish, 7lbs 6oz
4th- P. Morris, 16 fish, 6lbs 10.8oz
5th- D. Neiles, 16 fish, 6lbs 1.4oz
6th- B. Perry-French, 14 fish, 5lbs 12.8oz
7th- K. Morris, 13 fish, 5lbs 0.2oz
8th- M. Bowman, 9 fish, 3lbs 11.2oz
9th- D. Morris, 8 fish, 3lbs 7.2oz
10th- B. Morris, 7 fish, 2lbs 13.8oz
11th- A. Wood, 7 fish, 2lbs 8.2oz

Poppy Morris with her flounder

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

The Last Chance Trophy results

Sunday 19th November saw 10 Herons set out from the club house for the last boat competition of the year, “The Last Chance Trophy”.
As anticipated, large numbers of whiting were the return along with a smattering of dogfish and dabs. 
True to form for the year, T. Morris emerged the winner fishing a mark off of the rand. In the staunch and very cold NW winds, the next 3 spots were also claimed by members of the Morris family with Tony’s son, B. Morris coming in 2nd and nephew D. Morris 3rd. 
Full results as follows;
1st- T. Morris, 103 fish, 48lbs 14oz
2nd- B. Morris, 73 fish, 33lbs 14.8oz
3rd- D. Morris, 65 fish, 30lbs 10oz
4th- I. Morris, 59 fish, 27lbs 12.6oz
5th- A. Wood, 24 fish, 14lbs 6.4oz
6th- D. Neiles, 20 fish, 13lbs 1oz
7th- L. Perry-French, 25 fish, 11lbs 12.6oz
8th- B. Perry-French, 21 fish, 9lbs 6.6oz
9th- P. Gower, 7 fish, 3lbs 3.2oz

Winner T Morris and his haul

Monday, 13 November 2017

Heron Beach Festival results.

Saturday 11th and Sunday the 12th saw 12 anglers take to Herne Bay’s beaches for the annual Heron Beach Festival. 
Saturday saw reasonable weather conditions with a moderate NW breeze and plenty of whiting on show along with a couple of dogfish and a single dab. 
S. Stephenson found the better numbers from the harbour arm and over the 4hrs bagged up just over 16lbs whilst his nearest competitor, A. Wood, came in second with 11lbs 11oz from Hampton Jetty. 
Sunday came and the NW wind was ferocious, making fishing very difficult indeed. 
I. Morris found the best spot of the day, netting 8lbs 0.6oz from Studd Hill, including a flounder with his catch. The only other species landed was a rockling for D. Smith from Hampton. 

Full results as follows (including class winners by elimination rules);

Saturday 11th;
1st- S. Stephenson, 33 fish, 16lbs 0.3oz
2nd- A. Wood, 28 fish, 11lbs 11oz
3rd- B. Morris, 27 fish, 10lbs 11oz
4th- T. Sadik, 25 fish, 10lbs 7.8oz
5th- D. Neiles, 21 fish, 9lbs 5.8oz
6th- P. Morris, 16 fish, 7lbs 12.8oz
7th- T. Morris, 20 fish, 7lbs 10.2oz
8th- I. Morris, 17 fish, 6lbs 15oz
9th- L. Perry-French, 18 fish, 6lbs 11oz
10th- B. Perry-French, 18 fish, 6lbs 7oz
11th- D. Smith, 7 fish, 3lbs 0.4oz

Sunday 12th;
1st- I. Morris, 20 fish, 8lbs 0.6oz
2nd- T. Morris, 9 fish, 3lbs 15oz
3rd- B. Morris, 10 fish, 3lbs 12.2oz
4th- D. Smith, 7 fish, 3lbs 2.2oz
5th- S. Stephenson, 7 fish, 2lbs 15.4oz
6th- T. Sadik, 6 fish, 2lbs 7.2oz
7th- B. Perry-French, 2 fish, 13.2oz
8th- L. Perry-French, 2 fish, 12.6oz

Class 1: Aggregate;
1st- S. Stephenson, 18lbs 15.7oz (£50)
2nd- I. Morris, 14lbs 15.6oz (£30)
3rd- B. Morris, 14lbs 7.2oz (£20)

Class 2: Heaviest 1-day catch;
S. Stephenson, 16lbs 0.3oz

Class 3: Heaviest Fish;
P. Morris, 1lbs 2oz

Class 4: Greatest No. (1 day);
A. Wood, 28 fish

Class 5: Greatest No. Flats (1 day);
I. Morris, 1 fish

Class 6: Greatest No. on Sunday;
B. Morris, 10 fish

Class 7: Heaviest 1 day catch by a Lady;
P. Morris, 7lbs 12.8oz

Class 8: Heaviest 1 day catch by a Junior;
L. Perry-French, 6lbs 11oz

Class 9: Heaviest 1 day catch by a Senior;
D. Neiles, 9lbs 5.8oz

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

3-day Autumn boat festival results

With storm “Brian” beckoning, it was very uncertain as to whether or not this years 3-day Autumn boat festival would go ahead on 21st, 22nd and 23rd October. 
As it transpired, the storm was not nearly as bad as forecast and with the wind coming from the SW on Saturday it was deemed safe enough to fish within a limit marked out between Hampton pier, the pier head and the main pier. 
4 boats head out and the results were very underwhelming to say the least, after 5 hrs of fishing, D. Neiles led the way with a single dogfish and a whiting whilst only 3 other anglers managed a catch at all. 
By Sunday, the wind had swung round to the West, threatening North West and safety dictated the day be called off. 
Monday came and it had dropped off dramatically, going back to a comfortable South West which meant 5 boats comprising  11 anglers set out to try and make amends for the disappointing start to the event. 
Huge catches of whiting were the result with a few dogfish and pouting also showing along with a dab, an eel and a 5lbs 5oz ray also falling to D. Neiles. 
The best of the catches came from the shallow end of the copperas though, with T. Morris landing a very impressive haul of 144 fish for the win. 
Full results as follows including class winners (by elimination rules);

1st- D. Neiles, 2 fish, 1lbs 14.8oz
2nd- A. Wood, 1 fish, 1lbs 9.4oz
3rd- T. Morris, 3 fish, 1lbs 1.2oz
4th- L. Perry-French, 2 fish, 14.4oz


1st- T. Morris, 144 fish, 64lbs 7.6oz
2nd- M. Morris, 106 fish, 51lbs 0.4oz
3rd- B. Morris, 94 fish, 43lbs 9.6oz
4th- I. Morris, 71 fish, 33lbs 9.7oz
5th- L. Perry-French, 61 fish, 32lbs 4.6oz
6th- B. Perry-French, 61 fish, 31lbs 1.6oz
7th- D. Neiles, 48 fish, 30lbs 4.8oz
8th- K. Morris, 58 fish, 28lbs 5.3oz
9th- D. Morris, 51 fish, 23lbs 8.3oz
10th- D. Perry, 43 fish, 21lbs 13.2oz
11th- A. Wood, 38 fish, 19lbs 10.2oz

Class winners;
Class 1, Aggregate 
1st (£50)- T. Morris, 65lbs 8.8oz
2nd (£30)- M. Morris, 51lbs 0.4oz
3rd (£20)- B. Morris, 43lbs 9.6oz

Class 2, Heaviest 1 day catch
T. Morris, 64lbs 7.6oz

Class 3, Greatest No. (1 day)
M. Morris, 106 fish

Class 4, Heaviest catch round fish (1 day)
B. Morris, 43lbs 9.6oz

Class 5, Greatest No. rounds (1 day)
I. Morris, 70 fish

Class 6, Heaviest catch flat fish (1 day)
I. Morris, 5.3oz

Class 7, Heaviest fish
D. Neiles, 5lbs 5oz

Class 8, Varieties
D. Perry, 3 varieties

Class 9, Heaviest catch by a Lady (1 day)
Not won

Class 10, Heaviest catch by a Senior (1 day)
K. Morris, 28lbs 5.3oz

Class 11, Heaviest catch by a Junior (1 day)
L. Perry-French, 32lbs 4.6oz

Class 12, Heaviest catch on Monday
B. Perry-French, 31lbs 1.6oz

Monday, 9 October 2017

Jubilee cup 2nd round results

Following the 1st leg of the two part Jubilee cup back in January, 13 Heron's headed out from the club house on Sunday 8th October. 
The weather had really settled from the previous few days strong NW winds, there was barely a breath of wind through the whole day and the bright sun was ever present. 
Despite high hopes, the fishing was poor with just 5 weighing in catches of whiting, eels and a dab. A couple of undersized bass were reported but none sizeable. 
In the end, only I. Morris weighed in more than one fish. 
Fishing from Beltinge, Ian had 4 whiting and a dab easily taking top spot. 
Unfortunately for him though, it wasn't enough to overturn junior angler, B. Perry-French's aggregate weight who did well on the dabs in January and had the heaviest fish of the second round with an eel of 15.4oz. 

Full results as follows;

2nd round;
1st- I. Morris, 5 fish, 1lbs 12.2oz
2nd- B. Perry-French, 1 fish, 15.4oz
3rd- S. Stephenson, 1 fish, 11.6oz
4th- A. Wood, 1 fish, 8.8oz
5th- D. Neiles, 1 fish, 5.8oz

Overall (top 3);
1st- B. Perry-French, 5lbs 2.4oz
2nd- I. Morris, 4lbs 13.8oz
3rd- S. Stephenson, 2lbs 9oz