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  1. North American Champion (Biggest 4 Fish) will have their name added to this impressive trophy! North American Carp King (Big Fish) - A Special Carp King Belt Buckle Additional Trophies and Prizes will be awarded for Total Weight, Individual Section Winners and First Fish.
  2. 2019 CAG Membership Drive & A Special Incentive to Join! For over 25 years the Carp Anglers Group (CAG) has been dedicated to introducing anglers in North America to the excitement of catch & release carp fishing as well as the protection of trophy carp. Strength in Numbers: One of the critical factors toward ensuring the protection of trophy carp (especially from indiscriminate bow fishing and unregulated or illegal movement of fish) is the continued growth of our membership base. Simply put - The more members we have the greater our presence, influence and representation we can have to ensure better appreciation for carp and carp fishing with state fishery organizations. Every $ Counts! CAG is a not-for-profit organization run by volunteers. Every cent of your membership fee goes toward supporting the CAG mission and better outcomes for our favorite sport fish. We need you! Now is the time to step up and join CAG. It costs only $25 for new members (which includes a New Member Pack) and then just $20 a year for renewals. We now have almost 4,000 people on the CAG Facebook page so we know there are plenty of potential members! Please Note: If your CAG Membership has expired or you are a CAG Forum Guest please Log-In with your existing User Name and Password to renew your membership. Please do not create another account. Click Here to Join CAG CAG Members* who join or have a current membership at midnight on August 31st 2019 will be automatically entered into a draw and the chance to win the following prizes! First Prize: Worth $279 A Deeper Smart Pro + Castable Sonar Unit together with a Smart Phone Rod Mount, Night Fishing Cover & a Winter Smart Phone Case (perfect for winter or ice fishing trips). Second Prize: Worth $100 A Special Linear Bait Session Pack that includes Session boilies, flavored pellets, jars of double dipped hook bait, jars of flavored corn, Plus Glug & Booster spray. Third, Fourth and Fifth Prizes: Worth $50 each A RidgeMonkey VRH300 Rechargeable Headlamp worth over $50. The VRH300 offers Selectable White or Green light two level output for wide angle and a third longer range spotlight makes this the ideal fishing headlamp. Rechargeable lithium battery offers up to 90 hours of use. Click Here to Join CAG * To be entered for the draw you must be a fully paid CAG member (excludes CAG Directors and Temporary memberships) at midnight August 31st 2019. The lucky winners will be drawn using an on-line number randomizer. The North American Carp Anglers Group (also referred to as CAG) was established to pursue the following objectives: A): To gain acceptance of common carp as an exciting and challenging sport-fish B): To become better carp anglers, assist others and encourage them to join us. C): To treat the carp with respect, promote the release of trophy-size carp and encourage others to do the same. D): Most of all: go fishing, share with others, and have fun.
  3. This weekend Saturday June 29th 2019 - CAG Social Thomas Bull, NY This social will be held on a NY free fishing day. That means no fishing license is required for anyone from anywhere. That being said it is a great opportunity to get people from everywhere together to wet some lines and teach the youngsters a thing or 2. The venue is just a few miles off I-84 in the town of Montgomery NY 38 min from PA & NJ and 50 min from CT. This social is aimed towards introducing the next generation of carp anglers to the sport and or helping them hone in on there skills. Bring your kids and their friends. We would prefer if you brought you own bait and tackle and maybe an extra pole or 2 if you could, but if you don't have the proper gear don't worry we will get you set up. This park lake was stocked with Mirror carp some time ago. It is believed that there are mirrors up to 20lb but the majority of the stock are in the 5-12 lb range. The fish see bread often from people feeding the birds and do respond to corn and other hook baits. I hope to see some of you there. Tight lines until then. Johnny Jackets
  4. Not sure if you want to splash out on a guide but might be easiest way to get on some fish. http://freshwaterphil.com/carp-fishing-guide.cfm Basically its the St Larry so if you can find river access you stand a good chance, same tactics as the CT River will work.
  5. Registration is now open for the 2019 CCC. Please note: When you sign up you are agreeing to abide by the CCC 2019 Rules. Please be sure to read them! Use the link below: Click Here to Sign Up for the 2019 CCC CAG members: $60 Non Member: $60 + $25 (CAG Membership) = $85 If you already have an account as a Forum Guest please log-in and become a member instead of creating a 'second' account.
  6. Spring Big 4 And Finally!!!!!!! Congratulations to everyone who entered this years Spring Big 4. Here are the results and prizes. All those named.....please ensure you message me or Phil Nathan your email and valid postal address or no prizes can be sent out!! Please post on here photos of your biggest fish and its weight. Let everyone see your best. Here’s the final leaderboard. 1. $300 Kody Clayton 153lb. Pa 2. $150 Tom Schulten. 141lb 3oz. Maryland 3. $100 Sean Clayton. 140lb. PA 4. $ 75 David Dakin 139lb. Ct 5. $ 50 Barry Howard 133lb 4oz. NY 6. $ 30 Dean Brookes 132lb 9oz Mass 7. $ 30 Chris Mathews 132lb 6oz Illinois 8. $ 30 David Pickering 126lb 12oz. Ct 9. $ 30 Todd Richer. 122lb 11oz. Ct 10 $ 30 Blayne Beeler. 116lb 15oz. DC All $ values are gift certificates for BCT. Photo Plaque for Regional Winners Reg 1 Kody Clayton 153lb Reg 2 Kirk Suedmeyer. 91lb 7oz Reg 3 Peter Oberholzer. 105lb 12oz Reg 4 Paul Woodmansey. 76lb 15oz Biggest Common Kody Clayton 51lb 14oz Biggest Mirror Chris Mathews 39lb 12oz Each will receive Linear Baits Pack ($100 value) Well Done. Once again we have been monitoring comments and will freshen up the Fall Big 4 accordingly.
  7. CCC 2019 Itinerary & Hotel Information Friday September 27th Pre-Fish Event: We will have a pre fish in downtown Chicago at Montrose Harbor on Friday the 27th There isn’t any start or stop time for fishing. There is free parking available but you must be there really early in the morning if you want free parking. Friday Evening: Meet & Greet Social & Scale Certification From 6pm at the Clarion hotel on 411 S. Larkin Ave. Joliet IL 60436. The hotel has a restaurant and bar inside that is open from 4:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. We will get together for dinner at 6 p.m. in the restaurant. Please note that each angler / guest will be responsible for their own dinner and drinks on the Friday evening. Bring your Scales for Certification! We will also have a table set up for anyone who has tackle they may want to sell or trade prior to Saturday's event. Saturday September 28th : CCC Tournament & Banquet 7:00 am CCC Peg Draw in the parking lot of Veterans Park (middle of Section A) off N. Bluff St. Look for the 10x10 pop-up canopy. 8:00 am – 4pm CCC Tournament 6:30pm CCC Awards, Banquet Dinner and CAG Annual Meeting The banquet after the CCC will be at the Rockdale Athletic Club at 704 Moen Avenue, Rockdale Illinois 60436. Your banquet dinner is included as part of your CCC entry, however drinks will be the responsibility of each angler... alcohol and pop available. Sunday September 29th : Mid-State Carpers of Illinois Tournament The Mid-State Carpers of Illinois will be hosting a money tournament at the same venue as the CCC. More details to follow. Hotels & Accommodation The main hotel that will be used will be the Clarion Hotel at 411 South Larkin Avenue Joliet Illinois 60436. The Clarion is 9 minutes from the river and 5 minutes from the Rockdale (where the CCC banquet will be held). Clarion hotel at 4:11 South Larkin is $112 per night Harris Joliet.. 151 North Joliet street Joliet Illinois is $245 per night Quality Inn and suite South at 135 South Larkin Avenue Joliet is 95 to a $108 per night Towne place suites by Marriott at 1515 riverboat drive center in Joliet is $141 a night Red Roof Inn Joliet 1750 macdonogh street Joliet Illinois $85 night Hampton Inn Joliet I-80 1521 riverboat center drive Joliet $165 per night Motel 6. I-80... 1850 McDonough Street Joliet is $63 per night All of the hotels listed are 13 minutes or less to the river where we will be fishing. Harrah's casino which is the most expensive is on the river at a cost of $245 per night if anyone wants to be that close For anyone wanting other options to get a bite to eat there are numerous restaurants within 15 minutes of the hotels that offer a wide variety of food and drinks
  8. Here are some photos of the Sections that will be pegged for the 2019 CCC Please note the drop to the river. A long handled or drop net will be needed! We will be fishing four sections on the Desplaines River next to two historic draw bridges the Jefferson street bridge and the Cass street bridge both were built and 1933 and are still in operation. The sections of river we will be fishing has depths from 12 ft to 25 ft deep.
  9. Congratulations to Kirk (MO) MOCarper for his winning tip for the month of May. Kirk wins a $25 CAG Store gift certificate. You can post Carp Tips & Tricks for June at the following link. http://www.carpanglersgroup.com/forum/index.php?/forum/171-members-only-diy-section/ Carp’n Tips & Tricks Over the years we often come across some clever ideas or neat tricks that enhance our carp fishing experience. As an encouragement to share these ‘golden nuggets’ I’m proposing that members post them in the Members Only DIY Section of the CAG forum. As an added incentive we’ll be awarding a $25 CAG store gift certificate to the best idea posted each month (based on views and responses to the topic thread and as judged by the CAG BOD). You don’t have to be the originator of an idea but it would be nice to give credit to those you think deserve recognition. I’ve posted a couple of my own to get the ball rolling so now it’s over to you!
  10. Hmmmm that’s bigger than any stream I’ve ever seen... it must be a very affluent stream 😂
  11. The 2019 CAG Carp Classic (CCC) will take place on Saturday September 28th along the Des Plaines River, Joiliet IL ! Fish-In on the Friday 27th plus an optional to enter tournament at the same venue Sunday 29th. More details to follow in the CAG Carp Classic Forum section! Chris Labucki was the big winner in 2018... who will be the winner in 2019?
  12. Please write to Tennessee email FishingReg.Comments@tn.gov to propose protecting trophy carp from being taken from Dale Hollow Reservoir and sold to other lakes. Here is my letter. Please feel free to write your own response or copy from mine: The rapid growth in the catch and release of trophy carp has brought anglers to Dale Hollow Reservoir in search of its remarkable, trophy sized fully scaled mirror carp. Carp anglers come from all over North America as well as parts of Europe often fishing for periods from a few days to 1-3 weeks at a time. The anglers spend significant tax dollars and often rent house boats to access key areas of the reservoir. They bring significant economic opportunity to TN & KY by extending the business opportunities before and after the regular tourist season (April, May and Sept, Oct & Nov). Paul Hunt of Canada with a Dale Hollow Fully Scaled Mirror Carp Unfortunately it has come to our attention that commercial operations are catching and removing trophy carp (possibly catfish & as well) from Dale Hollow then transporting the live fish for sale to small ‘paylakes’ and ponds in North Carolina and other states. This is not only detrimental to the stocks of trophy carp in Dale Hollow but also brings the risk of transporting unwanted species or invasives such as zebra mussels or hydrilla, especially as these commercial operations are also taking & moving live fish from other lakes and rivers around the USA. We would propose introducing restrictions on the taking and movement of common carp (especially of trophy size over 30”) to protect the long term fishing & economic prospects of common carp fishing in Dale Hollow Reservoir. The unique nature of the fully scaled mirror carp in Dale Hollow makes them a very valuable resource. The taking of common carp over 30” has been shown to rapidly diminish the number of trophy fish in a water. Trophy common carp are usually considered to be fish in excess of 30 inches. They can reach weights in excess of 50lb and may be upwards of 15-20 years in age. Catch & Release anglers go to great lengths to ensure the care and safe handling of these trophy fish to ensure they can be released to grow bigger and bring pleasure to other anglers in the future. In Europe catch and release fishing for trophy carp is now worth an estimated US$ 7 billion. We hope you will consider introducing regulations to limit or prevent the taking of trophy common carp from Dale Hollow Reservoir. I would be happy to help answer any questions you might have in relation to trophy carp fishing or proposed regulations. Sincerely,
  13. The Fishin’ Factory in Middletown will be bringing a huge range of the latest & very best in carp tackle & bait to the Carp Conference on Saturday!
  14. We are monitoring the CT River carefully... The flow is up due to recent snow melt up north and temps stuck around 40F. Steve Clow took a look along Harbor Park in his lunch break today and said he could hold bottom with 5oz at 25yds out with 2 hours before low tide (so very much on the outgoing). Low tide on Sunday is 9:52 am so it should be fishable from around 9 am until around 3pm. One positive is that the higher water level will make netting fish easier!
  15. You can post higher quality pictures here: And be sure to save the original photo!
  16. PLEASE make sure you follow the requirements below when entering photos with your Big 4 fish entry! Rule 9. Images must be clear. (See notes below). The fish, angler, scales and logo must all be in focus and clearly visible - The 2019 Spring Big 4 logo & your Scales must be clearly visible & recognizable. They must NOT be out of focus or partially covered. - The fish must be held so its full length and size can be easily determined. - The captors (i.e. anglers) face must be clearly visible and recognizable. It should not be partly covered (e.g. under a buff) or hidden from looking down. *** Any entry where the submitted photo does not meet these requirements or has been subject to editing is at risk of being excluded from the Big 4 Competition. *** Here are a couple of good examples of photos that meet these requirements.
  17. Here are the parking areas for those attending the NACC. Please park only in the designated areas . DO NOT PARK in the area designated for Elks Club Members Only. Handicap parking is available directly opposite the main entrance.
  18. Saturday April 6th 2019 will see the third North American Carp Conference to be held at the Elks Club, 44 Maynard Rd in Middletown CT. It runs 10am - 6pm and features Vendors, Speakers, Raffle Prizes, Rig & Bait Clinics, Newcomer Advice plus Lots More! We’ll even have our popular ‘Live Links’ which will be no other than carp legend Steve Briggs! The only ‘Carp Conference’ to be held in North America it has proved it to be an outstanding success and brings fellow carp anglers together from all over New England and further afield. The Elks Club Bar will also open & serving food and drinks for NACC attendees Registration in Advance: CAG Members $5.00 & Non Members $10.00 Save with Advance Registration On-Line (which also includes 10 free Raffle Tickets!) - just follow this link: Click Here to Register for the Carp Conference Under 16’s Admitted Free when accompanied by an Adult with a ticket. Entry also available on the door. *** Please note that we do not send out tickets - We will check your on-line registration details at the door and provide you with an entry id ***
  19. Linear Bait & Tackle will be showcasing their Juicy Pear and NOG flavors at the NACC. You will also get a chance to see the BMG range of Tackle plus many of the award winning Ridgmonkey products.
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  21. The Fish-In for Sunday April 7th (the day after the Conference) is on! The Venue: Harbor Park, Middletown CT When: Dawn - Dusk It looks like the weather will be kind to us this year and the CT River while still a bit cold is very fishable. Harbor Park has seen some memorable catches over the recent years. Important Information! - Simple Oats / Sweetcorn method around the lead works very well here. - It is a 6-8 ft drop to the water. Please bring a long handled net, drop net or use a Retainer Sling with ropes attached to land & release fish. We'll have some extra nets and slings available. - Park ONLY in the designated areas. Do NOT park in the area around the Canoe Club Restaurant! - Space is limited so please use a maximum of 2 rods. - CT Fishing Licences are Available at the Fishing Factory 238 E Main St, Middletown, CT 06457 or on-line Click Here and Choose On Line Sportsmen Licensing System - This is a Public Park. No Alcohol or Fires allowed and All Trash must be removed Space is limited so If you want to fish (CAG Members and Conference Attendees will get priority) please add you name below in a reply to this topic: Parking info:
  22. Lorenzo Rosaci's Carp Bait USA will be at the NACC for the first time and launching two new products! Look out for their High Attractant Tiger Nut hook baits and a new line of 'Fast Action Boilies'.
  23. In addition to the extensive range of bottom baits Tamas at CarpMaxx has been busy making these pop ups exclusively for visitors to the Carp Conference on Saturday April 6th!
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