At the end of a week of incredible fishing, full of twists and turns, Northern Ireland/Republic of Ireland pair, Philip Jackson and Cathal Hughes, retained their crown as Lakelands and Inland Waterways World Pairs Angling Champions and picked up a mighty cheque for €16,000. Holding off a strong challenge from Preston Innovations EnglandFeeder Team Internationals, Steve and Phil Ringer, the Irish duo slammed an amazing 47.920kg on the scales. Their last day performance capped a week where weights eclipsed the previous year. Over the course of the week, there were twelve
weights in excess of 30kg (66lbs), capped by Cathal Hughes' 40.180kg from the
river section of the Upper Lough Erne on the Crom Estate on Wednesday.Paul Keeley and Lee Addy were a credible third and received a cheque for €3,000.
The top ten pairs shared the €30,000 guaranteed prize fund - see full results at www.worldpairsangling.com
Irish Bait & Tackle Limited are Ireland's largest producer of
quality fishing bait, supporting all your Irish angling needs.
They will be on site with supplies at regional draw locations on most days. Details to be confirmed.
Unlike many Irish festivals where entry money is 'pools' and the payout
dependant on the number participating, for the World Pairs the entire €30,000
sponsorship from Lakelands & Inland Waterways has been assigned to the prize
The Daiwa Cup Individuals Match will run inside the World Pairs giving you the opportunity to win more.
Details coming soon......
The Department of Culture, Arts & Leisure are
responsible for the public angling estate in Northern Ireland including the loughs and rivers of County Fermanagh. The Fisheries staff of Fermanagh will once again ensure all venues are accessible for the anglers and act as stewards
throughout the match.
We are delighted to announce that as part of our sponsorship in 2013 DCAL will offer all participants of the World Pairs a 14 Day combined Coarse Permit/License FREE OF CHARGE.
The license valid for the period 07Sept - 20Sept is worth £19.50.
This offer is only valid for entries received by 17th August. All you need to do is
include your date of birth on the entry form and leave the rest to us. Please contact us with your DOB if you have already entered.