Recording the activities of Heron Angling Society

Monday, 16 April 2018

Lawler Pairs boat competition results

For the most part, conditions were perfect for the sixteen Herons taking part in this years Lawler Pairs boat competition on Sunday 15th April. As well as partners combined weights contributing to the trophy and individual results rewarding championship points, it was decided the event would also coincide with the boat accumulator prize monies since that event was previously cancelled.
Catches were encouragingly varied with 6 species landed overall. Bags consisted of whiting, dogfish, pouting, dabs, thornback rays and some small smoothhounds. 
The heaviest fish of the day fell for B. Morris, fishing with partner T. Morris on the weir bank. The thornback ray pulled the scales down to a healthy 13lbs 3.4oz, a personal best for Ben.  
This was closely followed by another personal best ray, L. Perry-French’s offering came in at 12lbs 9oz. 
Along with this fish, Lewis and brother Bradley managed a combined weight of 48lbs 8.6oz for 2nd place, behind Ben and Tony Morris in 1st. Tony took the individual honours with an impressive weight of 42lbs 11.2oz. 

Full Results as Follows;

1st- T. Morris & B. Morris, 75lbs 13.4oz
2nd- B. Perry-French & L. Perry-French, 48lbs 8.6oz
3rd- A. Wood & D. Neiles, 37lbs 2oz
4th- K. Morris & D. Perry, 24lbs 15.8oz
5th- D. Morris & I. Morris, 22lbs 8.3oz
6th- P. Gower & K. Wilton, 11lbs 13oz
7th- S. Mannering & C. Zacharia, 11lbs 4.2oz
8th- R.Gower & M. Roach, 2lbs 7.4oz

Individual Results 
1st- T. Morris, 41 fish, 42lbs 11.2oz
2nd- B. Morris, 27 fish, 33lbs 2.2oz
3rd- D. Neiles, 24 fish, 24lbs 13.2oz
4th- L. Perry-French, 8 fish, 24lbs 9oz
5th- B. Perry-French, 18 fish, 23lbs 15.6oz
6th- I. Morris, 19 fish, 16lbs 2.2oz
7th- D. Perry, 13 fish, 15lbs 4.2oz
8th- A. Wood, 14 fish, 12lbs 4.8oz
9th- K. Morris, 11 fish, 9lbs 11.6oz
10th- C. Zacharia, 8 fish, 7lbs 13.2
11th- P. Gower, 2 fish, 6lbs 7.2oz
12th- D. Morris, 14 fish, 6lbs 6oz
13th- K. Wilton, 5 fish, 5lbs 5.8oz
14th- S. Mannering, 4 fish, 3lbs 7oz
15th- R. Gower, 3 fish, 2lbs 6oz
16th- M. Roach, 2 fish, 11.4oz

B Morris 13lbs 3oz Ray

L PerryFrench 12lbs 9oz Ray

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Jackson Cup Results

Conditions were nigh on perfect for the eleven anglers who headed to Deal for the Jackson Cup beach competition on Sunday 8th April. Unfortunately, things were very slow. Nine managed to weigh in a fish each with the exception of S. Stephenson who returned with 5 for a resounding victory from Walmer. Dogfish made up the majority of catches with Stephenson and M. Roach also finding a flounder each. L. Perry-French took the heavy fish pool with his dogfish of 1lbs 12oz
Full results as follows;

1st- S. Stephenson, 5 fish, 6lbs 1.8oz
 2nd- L. Perry-French, 1 fish, 1lbs 12oz
3rd- D. Neiles, 1 fish, 1lbs 6.8oz  
4th- R. Wall, 1 fish, 1lbs 4oz
 5th- B. Morris, 1 fish, 1lbs 2.8oz  
5th- A. Wood, 1 fish, 1lbs 2.8oz  
7th- B. Perry-French, 1 fish, 1lbs 2oz  
8th- I. Morris, 1 fish, 15oz
  9th- M. Roach, 1 fish,  8.8oz

Monday, 26 March 2018

Tamkin cup results

Seemingly the recent cold spell really has taken its toll on the shore fishing at Herne Bay as the 11 anglers taking part in this years  Tamkin Cup for the Heron found out. 
The competitors spread out from Studd Hill to Lane End, the Kings Hall and several Reculver marks. All bar one returned reporting barely a bite in the 4 hour event. 
S. Stephenson took the honours in the end however, returning from the Kings Hall with a male thornback ray of 4lbs 13.6oz. 

Full results as follows;
1st- S. Stephenson, 1 fish, 4lbs 13.6oz 
Simon with his ray

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