Ringer and Wakelin rack up brace of pairs victories

When you put two anglers of the calibre of Steve Ringer and Adam Wakelin together, you’ve got a pretty handy duo on commercial fisheries whatever the weather, and the two men, part of last year’s gold medal-winning England Feeder team, enjoyed a super post-Christmas win double on two big pairs events – despite the wind and rain!
Going up against 35 other pairs on the annual Tunnel Barn Farm Bank Holiday Monday match, Steve and Adam scored four points to get the nod by a point from Pete Rice and Dave James. Adam led them home as the Preston Innovations’ man won the match from peg 21 on the Top Pool with 91-12-0 of F1s and mixed silverfish using maggot at 9m.
The two men then moved onto Barston Lakes 24 hours later for the Ringer Baits Pairs and battling the poor weather, both won their sections to add more cash to the kitty. This time it was Angling Times columnist Steve’s turn to enjoy some individual glory as he took second overall with 87-12-0 of carp and F1s using Hybrid feeder and mini boilie tactics.
His brother Phil won the match easily with 131-8-0 of carp and F1s on Method feeder and mini boilies.
However, proving how fickle matchfishing can be, the two men came back down to earth with a bump at the weekend as the opening round of the Meadowlands Winter League dealt them what turned out to be two poor pegs with Adam catching just three skimmers and Steve blanking!