Ireland’s most prestigious coarse angling event, the World Pairs Angling Championships, is open for entry. The event attracts anglers worldwide to fish the natural wild angling available in the prolific angling destinations in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands and the Fermanagh Lakelands. This area is renowned for its extensive waterways is based on the Erne system, the Shannon-Erne Waterway and the majestic Shannon Navigation. A haven of calm this region is an ideal host for the event but also offers all kinds of water sports and cruising.
Waterways Ireland and DAIWA Sports Ltd continue to sponsor the World Pairs which has been prominent in its contribution to highlighting Ireland’s magnificent coarse angling and increasing the number of anglers fishing in Ireland in recent years. The partnership provides for €7,500 towards the top pairs prize of €10,000 and £6,500 in tackle vouchers for the Top ten DAIWA Cup winners. Additional funding for a guaranteed Pairs prize pot of €20,650 is assisted by additional funding from local partners and the event organisers.
Sharon Lavin, Head of Marketing and Communications, Waterways Ireland - “Waterways Ireland are delighted to support the World Pairs Angling Championships 2019. For Waterways Ireland this championship is an ideal opportunity to showcase the areas of outstanding natural beauty on the inland waterways of Fermanagh, Cavan & Leitrim while promoting coarse angling tourism in Ireland. We hope that this expertly managed event will attract significant numbers of participants who will get the opportunity to experience a thriving angling community of hosts and the convivial hospitality that they offer. This event is a wonderful example of all that is wild and wonderful about fishing in Ireland.”
There are no qualifiers – entry is open to anyone – just find a partner and get ready for some fabulous fishing! To attract those of all abilities the event incorporates the DAIWA Cup an individual entry competition running inside the Pairs with a full entry payout providing cash for 5 peg sections, daily by county and a top ten overall topped up by a massive £6,500 in tackle vouchers from DAIWA Sports Ltd.
Stephen McCaveny, Marketing Manager, Daiwa UK - "Daiwa are pleased to confirm their on-going support for The Daiwa Cup, in conjunction with The World Pairs Angling Championship. As an event it is the perfect way for an angler to experience that unique mix of wild fishing, tremendous hospitality and those incredible natural waters that make a trip to Ireland so unforgettable. Since the first event the reputation of The Pairs has continued to stretch its reach internationally, establishing itself as a premium event. It has now become a pilgrimage for many and a much-anticipated date in the Daiwa calendar."
The venues for this years’ event will include some proven favourites and hopefully some new stretches on known waters. DAERA Inland Fisheries and Inland Fisheries IFI will once again support the organisers with their professional services.
The massive prize fund makes it the richest coarse match in Ireland and topped up with tackle vouchers it’s an event worth crossing the water for!