"Here to enjoy the fishing, some Irish craic' and pick up a few tips along the way" Tengku Izzudin
Read how the first ever Asian angler all the way from Kuala Lumpur fished his way through the Lakelands and the World Pairs.
I don't think I did too bad for my first introduction to Ireland! Fair play to Kevin for being my partner as he could be a serious contender although as Kevin is also the match director we were unable to fish for any of the massive €15,000 sponsorship which amounts to the 1st and 2nd prizes in the Pairs.
For those not chasing the prestigious Pairs title now sought after worldwide the DAIWA Cup is great. The individual match runs inside the Pairs and allows the regular match angler to compete for cash prizes and the top ten get big vouchers to spend on tackle & accessories too. With section payouts every five pegs or so and a best by county section each day it means hundreds of envelopes full of cash are distributed. Even I nearly made it with a second in section to Francis McGoldrick at Kiltybarden!
As for my two modest goals; I didn't finish last and I didn't blank either so it was a success and I shall come back next time and do better having got lots of tips from some of the best match anglers in the world!
Thank you to Bait-Tech who sponsored me with my Ground Bait and other goodies all week - it certainly helped and I have managed to get some back home too.