The race is on for a share of the £20,000 cash pot up for grabs in this year’s World Pairs Angling Championships.
Entries are now being taken for the Lakelands and Inland Waterways event in Ireland, which was won last year by England Feeder Team duo Adam Wakelin and Rob Wootton
The match is now in its fourth year and has been a huge hit with anglers both in the UK and on the Continent, attracting some of the best matchmen around to enjoy natural wild angling on Ireland’s prolific Lakelands area over five days of fishing in mid-September.
Match dates for 2015 are Monday, September 7 to Friday, September 11 and the generous sponsorship continues, with 15,000 Euros being put up by the Lakelands & Inland Waterways body alongside additional funds from partners Fermanagh-Omagh District Council, and Leitrim and Cavan County Councils.
That means over £20,000 of money to be fished for along with the Daiwa Cup, an individual event that runs alongside the main pairs battle with more cash and top tackle from the Scottish company. For just £85 per angler all in, entry won’t break the bank either.
“I’d not been to Ireland for ages until brother Phil and I fished the pairs, and I was amazed at how good the fishing was!” said World Feeder Champ Steve Ringer, who has finished second in the last two years. “The sport is just incredible with 10 kilos of roach and hybrids on almost every day and a really top class of angler. When you’re up against the likes of Bob Nudd, Tommy Pickering, Kev Ashurst and Cathal Hughes, you can see just what a prestigious event the pairs has become.”
Venues for this years’ event include some proven favourites and possibly new stretches on known waters.
With big bream not dominating, the event will suit the angler targeting roach and hybrids on pole and feeder and the massive prize fund makes this the richest coarse match in Ireland.
Topped up with tackle and vouchers from Daiwa plus goodies from Bait-Tech, it’s an event well worth crossing the water for.