Carver claims his first Barford Festival success

Barford Festival winners - Simon Smith from sponsors Norfolk Van Sales, Stuart Elmar, Lee Carver, D

Barford Festival winners - Simon Smith from sponsors Norfolk Van Sales, Stuart Elmar, Lee Carver, Dan Hull and fourth-placed Keith Pearson Picture: Sarah Thomson - Credit: Archant

Barford Tackle's Lee Carver came out on top in the Norfolk Van Sales.Co.Uk 5 day festival.

Festival winner Lee Carver Picture: Sarah Thomson

Festival winner Lee Carver Picture: Sarah Thomson - Credit: Archant

Held at Barford Lakes on the Barford Match Lake, Colton and Railway Lakes, Lee caught 832lb 8oz over the five days, with the worst result dropped, had a counting weight of 650lb 5oz

Lee owns his own tile and bathroom fitting business and has fished the festival from the start but while he has often framed this was his first win, and earned him £915 in winnings including overall and lake wins.

Second place overall was Dan Hull (Dynamite/Shearsby Lakes) from Leicester with Dereham's Stu Elmar third and Keith Pearson, from Doncaster, in fourth.

Norfolk Van Sales.Co.Uk 5 day festival, Barford: 1 Lee Carver (4 points), 832lb 8oz/ 650lb 5oz, 2 Dan Hull (4) 624lb 9oz/581lb 8oz, 3 Stu Elmar (5) 625lb 3oz/534lb 6oz.


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