VETERAN top-chucker Colin Howlett has won the World Distance Casting Competition for the third time.

At the age of 63 the mad-keen coarse angler beat a field much his junior to claim the title.

Against some 15 different countries the Lyng, Norfolk-based World Record holder beat off competition from German soldiers who are given time off of work to practice.

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