93lb of Swale chub wins RiverFest clash

As the UK’s rivers enjoy one of their best starts to the season in years, Yorkshire angler Paul Kozyra joined in the fun with a cracking 93lb of chub.

Shown here is just part of his River Swale haul, which was easily enough to win a RiverFest qualifier on the river at Scruton, North Yorkshire.

Paul used stick float and caster for the haul, which comprised 28 fish and earned him a place in the big final on the River Wye.

Amazingly, the Helperby man has now qualified for all three finals of the prestigious running-water competition. Will it be third time lucky in November?