ENTRIES are being taken for the Lakelands and Inland Waterways World Pairs Angling Championships, Ireland’s most prestigious coarse match angling event.

The massive World Pairs prize fund makes it the richest coarse match in Ireland and it’s topped up with tackle, vouchers and products from Daiwa and Bait-Tech.

In 2014, the main payout of €10,000 was scooped by Preston Innovations ace Adam Wakelin and Shimano/Dynamite Baits bagger Rob Wootton, with runners-up, brothers Steve  and Phil Ringer ,finishing second and €5,000 better off. The previous two World Pairs events were won by Irish aces  Cathal Hughes and Phil Jackson (full story by Cathal here).

There are no qualifiers – entry is open to anyone – just find a partner. And the event also incorporates the Daiwa Cup, an individual entry competition running inside the Pairs.

Tommy's in! Tom Pickering (right) is seen here with organiser Kevin Locke sorting his entry for the pairs, with Mick Vials.

Tommy’s in! Tom Pickering (right) is seen here with organiser Kevin Locke sorting his entry for the pairs, with Mick Vials.

This year the event will again open in Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim on Sunday 6th September and will close with a Grand Presentation in Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh on Friday 11th September.

The three key hubs for accommodation will be Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, Ballyconnell, Co.Cavan and Ballinamore, Co. Cavan with draws being held in each.

The venues will include some proven favourites and hopefully some new stretches on known waters. DCAL Fisheries and Inland Fisheries IFI will continue to support the competition by providing professional stewarding services and bio-security checks on the ground with DCAL sponsoring license fees for the Northern Ireland venues for the duration of the event allowing for some practise time too.

Entry costs remain the same for 2015 with all sponsorship attributed to the prize fund and entry fees covering running costs. For more info and to download an entry form visit www.worldpairsangling.com

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