"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.
What a brilliant week in Ireland! With surprisingly very good weather throughout (though not ideal for fishing), fishing in beautiful locations among new friends. Had my first taste as an ‘international’ match angler. Reached my goals of not blanking on any day and certainly did not finish last, hurrah!
I sincerely hope that more international anglers will take part in the coming years and the World Pairs will grow from strength to strength with solid support from sponsors and participation from all of the top anglers again.
I've certainly learnt loads, and identified areas that I need to improve on, which are very important, things that hopefully will turn me into a better angler and a better person. Against all odds I made it to Ireland and caught a few fish, travelling thousands and thousands of miles on limited budget and borrowed tackle but it was all worth it.
Can’t thank Steve Lockett enough who made it all possible. He was my coach, chef, chauffeur, cameraman, caster turner and what else! And not to forget my partner Kevin Locke (who surprisingly liked my cooking) for his generosity and for sharing plenty of his Irish fishing tips.
The two most frequent questions I get asked in Ireland were "Are you enjoying it?"
"I certainly am!" I'll reply, and " Will you be back?" " I certainly will!"
Till then, tight lines. - Guv