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World Pairs lead the way with a massive prize fund

By Vic Thomas

Published 22/08/2015

Top of class: Colin Rutherford and Lindsay McFadden were the top ranked pair in the Predator Qualifiers on Lough Erne
Top of class: Colin Rutherford and Lindsay McFadden were the top ranked pair in the Predator Qualifiers on Lough Erne

The top prize of €10,000 has boosted entries for the Lakelands and Inland Waterways World Pairs Angling Championships, one of Ireland's most prestigious coarse angling events.

The angling zone for the event - which starts on September 6 and already has over 100 entries - ranges from Killadeas, Lough Erne in the north to Garadice on the Shannon-Erne Waterway in the south.

Running the event across the border is an important feature of the competition for the sponsors Lakelands and Inland Waterways.

Failte Ireland and Waterways Ireland continue to sponsor the World Pairs, providing the top prizes with further support from Fermanagh Omagh District Council, Leitrim County Council and Cavan County Council.

DCAL Inland Fisheries and Inland Fisheries Ireland also have key roles.

DCAL will also provide a special licence - valid from September 5 to 19 - for competitors registered before August 28.

The top prize of €10,000 and second of €5,000 head a full range of prizes including the DAIWA Cup, an individual entry competition running within the Pairs with a full entry payout providing cash for five peg sections, daily by county and a top 10 overall topped up by a massive £8,500 in tackle vouchers from DAIWA Sports Ltd.

Entry is still open, just visit info@worldpairsangling.com

TEAM OF WEEK: The National Coarse Fishing Federation’s Predator Boat Team which will represent Ireland at the 2015 championships in Estonia has been selected after two rounds of weekend qualifiers on Lough Erne.

The team comprises Colin Rutherford, Lindsay McFadden, David Dennis and Kamil Majda.

MATCH OF WEEK:  A great days fishing was had at Islandderry Fishery, Dromore in the competition between Donaldson Lake, Holywood and Islandderry Trout Anglers.

Plenty of fish were caught and returned safely with buzzers the favourite fly.

Islandderry Trout Anglers won the contest with a team weight of 30lb 8ozs to Donaldson’s weight of 19lb 14ozs.

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