Matt uses all his Wiles to to bank himself another match-winning cheque

Barford Lakes, where Matt Wiles was a winner. Picture: Antony Kelly

Barford Lakes, where Matt Wiles was a winner. Picture: Antony Kelly - Credit: Evening News � 2005

Norfolk matchman Matt Wiles is on a roll this year, having already pocketed winnings nudging £1,000.

And, according to the Dynamite Bait's ace rod, he is poised to explode the hopes of his main opposition as the summer season gets under way.

His latest victory came at Barford's Joe Alden Memorial event on Saturday, when he lifted out a 17-carp winner, totalling 137lb from Colton peg 28.

The 27-year-old Spooner Row kitchen fitter said: 'I've had a great run on the lakes so far this year, recently winning on Cambridgeshire's Decoy Lakes with 250lb and Lincolnshire's Westwood Fishery with 127lb.

'On Saturday I caught seven of my fish up to 10lb on pellet fished well out and the others on meat on the short line.'


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Match organiser Dave Jarvis (Suffolk AD) was runner-up with 127lb 5oz from Match Lake peg 5 and, on the same venue, Ray King (SPRO) was third with 78lb 4oz from peg 26.

Jarvis commented: 'This event was a huge success considering the colder weather, and produced a match average of 80lb per rod from the two lakes.'

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The Mick Critoph Memorial, organised by the Veterans at Topcroft, raised a splendid sum of £350 in aid of Brain Tumour Research.

Winner was David Roe (Angling Direct) with 49lb 1oz, then Bill Hughes (Suffolk) 35lb 3oz and Joe Hammond (Veterans) 30lb 14oz.

Main organiser Joe Beckham said: 'It was a successful event and I thank all those who contributed generously to this most worthwhile cause.'

The Shallowbrook Silver and Gold round 2 was a test of fortitude, especially for those anglers hoping to strike it rich with gold.

The winner of that category was Nigel Goose (Duke's) with 17lb, plus 7lb 2oz silvers that boosted his catch to overall 24lb 3oz victory.

On the regular open match lakes, triple figures at Bergh Apton were highlighted by AMG Martin Peeke's 140lb 13oz, while Bridge Farm's winner was Andy Morrow (BF) with 139lb 12oz. Dereham's Steve Brown scored 113lb 5oz at Wicklewood. Alan Hilton (B/T) topped Railway M/W with 101lb 14oz and Colin Reynolds headed Costessey Crown with 112lb 5oz at Barford.

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