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CAG Discovery Month

Discovery Month is a story writing competition for CAG members only that takes place every October. The winners are decided by a member vote right here in the forum.


About Discovery Month

CAG Discovery Month – October

Introduction
North America is a huge continent with a lot of water and very few anglers fishing for carp. CAG discovery month is about opening up unfished waters. It might be the gravel pit down the road, the tiny park lake that people keep telling you has monster carp, the big drinking water reservoir that is a pain to fish as you need a special permit, perhaps a local lake that you are not even sure has carp in it!

How to participate
To participate simply follow the rules given below. The CAG Discovery Month is
entirely free for CAG members.

Rules
1. The CAG Discovery Month is a month long event which takes place in October. Participants can fish as much or as little as they want over the course of the
month. Anglers can fish more than one swim.

2. Locate one or several swims that to the best of your knowledge a CAG member has not caught a carp from within the last three years. Anglers are encouraged to fish as far away as possible from known swims. At the very minimum, participants should at least not be able to see a known swim from the spot they are fishing from.

3. Document your adventure with photographs and a good story. Past winners can be seen below. Remember even a blank can make a great story!

4. You can fish the way you want, using as many rods as locally allowed, using whatever fancy gear, pre-bait, boats, baitboats, whatever you like, but please catch carp with a single hook and practice catch & release.

5. Although this event is centered on Cyprinus Carpio, feel free to document incidental captures.

6. Carp anglers from any country, any age, and any gender are most welcome. The more participation, the better! Non-CAG members (guests) are welcome to fish with CAG members during the weekend however they will not be eligible for prizes.

7. This event is run on the honor system. Anglers do not have to disclose venues if they do not feel comfortable doing so. Please no cheating, you'll only be cheating yourself.

Prizes
In order to qualify for the prize you must write up a story and document your story with photographs. The main prize will be awarded based on a vote that will take place here in the forum. All members will have an opportunity to vote. Entries will be judged based on originality, quality of story, and quality of pictures. The intent of the event is to encourage discovery, undoubtedly the more adventurous the angler and story the better the chance that you will win. Other prizes vary year to year.

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