Paul Bick is the 2016 RiverFest champion after weighing in over 50lb in the two day event on the River Wye.

In what what was a tough final for many in cold conditions, Paul had the match sewn up after the first day after weighing in 46-4-0 of barbel and chub from the bottom but one peg on the tennis court.

Paul’s 55-2-0 two-day tally saw him as the only angler to top the 50lb mark, with Paul Downes keeping him honest with a 44-15-0, just ahead of Nick West on 42-2-0.

Full report to follow.



RiverFest Final 2106, River Wye

1 Paul Bick, 55-2-0. £12,000
2 Paul Downes, 44-15-0, £6,000
3 Nick West, 42-4-0
4 Sean Ashby, 33-13-0
5 Tom Noton, 33-2-0
6 Steve Clark, 26-7-0

Paul Downes, RiverFest Final 2016.
Paul Downes, RiverFest Final 2016.