World Pairs is now even richer!

A guaranteed 20,000 Euros awaits match anglers in Ireland’s richest-ever match, Angling Times can reveal.
The Lakeland & Inland Waterways World Pairs is back for 2016, and in addition to the big prize pot, the ever-popular Daiwa Cup running alongside has increased its share of the spoils to £10,000 of top-notch tackle vouchers and equipment.
Won by brothers Phil and Steve Ringer in 2015, the series attracts a who’s-who of UK match anglers, plus rods from abroad, including as far away as Malaysia.
Entry for this year stays the same at just £170 per pair. Anglers booking through the event’s travel partner Ireland Travel Plus will benefit from a £30 discount. To enter the optional Daiwa Cup, running alongside the main event, you’ll have to pay a further £140.
It all takes place from Monday, September 5 until Friday, September 9 with the central ‘hubs’ the same as in 2015 – Loughs Garadice and Erne – alongside some new waters.
“We strive to improve this event every year and 2016 will see improved access on some of the venues, which will help a lot,” said organising committee member Helen Rainsford.
“There’s also a warm-up match based on venues south of the border on Sunday, September 4. Daiwa’s increased commitment only helps make the Pairs even bigger.”
Lurgan angler and member of Garbolino Feeder Team Ireland, Philip Jackson won the event in both 2012 and 2013 with Galway’s Cathal Hughes.
“The World Pairs is one Irish festival not to be missed – the fishing is brilliant, as is the organisation and hospitality every year,” said Philip.
“It’s a great opportunity for Irish anglers to fish alongside those from overseas, and the Daiwa Cup match running alongside gives everyone a chance to win some section money too.
“In fact, it’s a fabulous first introduction to angling in Ireland.”
To take part in the World Pairs, visit the website or call 07711 607200.