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    Light Tackle & Fly Fishing, Motor Sports. Originally joined CAG in 1995...

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  1. Our second speaker profile: Phil Nathan Presentation: River Strategies, Tournaments and Fish Born and raised on Fishing in the South of England Phil has fished for freshwater coarse and game fish as well as many saltwater species. Phil cut his teeth on waters throughout the Darent Valley in the SE of England during the 70’s and 80’s. In addition to fishing this ‘Silicon Valley of Carp Fishing’ Phil was also “lucky enough to share bank time with some of the great carp anglers of the era including names like Savage, Ashby & Harris…” In his late teens and twenties Phil worked with notable Southern UK tackle shops to develop the iconic Conoflex range of bespoke rods for all types of angling including Carp. Now based in NY Phil is using his knowledge to catching Carp throughout Long Island and Connecticut. Fishing solo & on his first attempt Phil won the CARP Connecticut Tournament in October 2016. Phil ‘s tally of big fish includes numerous carp to over 30lb both in the UK and USA together with many specimen fish from the UK to over 75% of National record status including Barbel, Chub, Tench, Bream and Roach. Phil is as eager to learn new tactics as he is to share his own knowledge and skills with others. In his presentation for the NECC Phil will share the river tactics and strategies that helped him land in excess of 50 fish during the Connecticut Big 4 Tournament and secured him Tournament win.
  2. Another great prize has been donated! Thank you to the Polonia Carp Team for this Fox Easy Carp Mat XL worth $120
  3. Vendor Profile: RecordBaits from Attila Horvath Record Baits is making its debut with a booth at the NECC. Owner Attila Horvath is a name that will be familiar to many carp anglers. He has successfully competed in many tournaments and has influenced many anglers with his carp fishing techniques & experience learned from World Champion competition carp anglers. Attila started boilie rolling in the basement of his apartment in New York City and these prototypes baits brought him success in several tournaments. Attila then started to research both American & overseas suppliers to find high grade, quality ingredients to ensure the baits were among the best available. This research and continued improvement will never end says Attila. Stop by the Record Baits booth at the NECC and take a look at their new range of baits and tackle. You can be sure a top angler like Attila has invested a lot of time and experience in this new business. \
  4. Vendor Profiles continue with CAM Magazine Carp Anglers Magazine (CAM) was created in 2012 to promote the growth of carp angling in the USA. It evolved from the Carpaholics Anonymous group to become a monthly online publication in May of 2014. The magazine is a collection of articles by anglers with an array of videos, pictures, and testimonies of baits, tackle, tips and tactics of all kinds. The magazine promotes all styles of carp angling from Pay Lake to Euro style with features from both North American and Europe. It also features the latest tackle, baits and companies from the world of carp angling. The CAM publication is available on line and has attracted subscribers throughout the United States, Canada & Mexico and even over the pond in countries like the Netherlands, France, and Germany. Tight lines and wet nets from all of us here at CAM. We are looking forward to meeting you at the NECC!
  5. Stick’em Steve Decals Steve Denault is the owner and creative talent behind Stick’Em Steve Decals. They are based in New Jersey but can offer their services to support anyone, anywhere in the USA who needs custom cut decals. Steve offers custom cut decals of up to 12” x 24” although he can sometimes work with larger pieces on request. Their work covers a wide range of designs that includes custom memorial decals as well as a selection of carp and other fish species. Prices vary depending on the complexity of the design and quantities needed but just contact Steve for more information at stickemstevesdecals@gmail.com And be sure to stop by and see Steve’s amazing carp decals and designs at his booth at the NECC.
  6. NECC Speaker Profile Dean Brookes Spring Awakenings - My Approach for Big Carp Like many UK born anglers Dean Brookes grew up fishing for a wide range of species but always found himself drawn to specimen fish. In 1990 he made the move to carp fishing, targeting mostly estate lakes in the North West of England. Over the next several years he fished many waters, including the historic 'Farmwood' which was acquired by the Carp Society and had original Leany strain fish with many over 60 years old. One of his greatest achievements was to catch a carp from Farmwood. At over 65 acres it held only 25 carp and out of 100 members that year Dean was one of only 12 who caught a fish! As a busy soccer coach & family man Dean tends to focus on fishing 8-12 hour overnight sessions, usually about once per week, in the spring and fall. In just the last 4 years he’s caught around a 100 carp over the 30lb mark with more than a dozen of these being over the magical 40lb barrier. A remarkable achievement in the USA. Dean’s presentation will explain how he targets these large pre-spawn carp in the spring with a focus on location, watercraft, baiting approaches, rigs and tackle together with a general overview of his own personal experiences. Dean is a Fox International Consultant as well as an editor for Big Carp News and the North American Carp Angler
  7. Today we are introducing Trilogy Baits in our vendor profile. Trilogy Carp Baits was born from one man’s passion and the dreams of 2 young anglers to share together the awesome sport of carp fishing. Trilogy baits have been developed for anglers who strive to catch bigger and better carp every time they go out. These specially designed baits have been proven for well over a decade by a select few with outstanding results. The baits have been developed through an alternative method, using only high quality, human grade ingredients that create a long lasting bait without the need for refrigeration. Whether you use them in day or longer sessions or even in a tournament setting Trilogy baits have been created ‘for anglers by anglers’ so you can be sure of getting the best results. For more details visit: www.trilogycarpbaits.com
  8. NECC Lodging options: Passport Inn & Suites 2* Address: 1310 S Main St, Middletown, CT 06457 Phone:(860) 346-7701 http://www.passportinnsuites.us/ Wesley Inn & Suites 2* Address: 988 Washington St, Middletown, CT 06457 Phone:(860) 346-9251 https://reservation.magnusonhotels.com/bbe/page1.aspx?pcode=M20115 Red Roof inn 3* Address: 65 Columbus Blvd, New Britain, CT 06051 Phone: (860) 348-1463 https://www.redroof.com/property/New-Britain/CT/06051/-/RRI857/
  9. With just a month to go we'll now be posting regular updates on what will be happening at the NECC. Lookout for news about our Speakers, Vendors, Door & Raffle Prize Draw, Floor Layout, Guest Video links (think a very big name or even two!) and much, much more! There are folk coming from all over the east coast and even as far away as Michigan, Indiana, South Carolina and even Canada! So if you haven’t got your tickets yet we’d suggest you get them ASAP. Advance Ticket Purchase link: http://bit.ly/2017NECC And don’t forget Advance Purchase not only saves you money but also includes 10 free raffle tickets!
  10. Frank Warwick has kindly donated a signed copy of his book "Every Bit of Blue" with one of his incredible bespoke drawings. A very, very lucky raffle winner will be going home with this specially illustrated book from the NECC!
  11. More sponsors added... generous donations from Fox & RecordBaits!
  12. Over $5000 in Door & Raffle Prizes from our generous sponsors!
  13. A huge prize donated by our friends at Sonik - A complete tackle set up worth over $950! 3 x SK3 12' 3.25 rods with cork handles! A set of matching Tournos 8000 FS Reels! A set of SKS Alarms with Receiver & Bivvy light And an SKS Black Pod to complete the set up!
  14. Just a few of the prizes... Nash Groundhog Brolly System - worth $500! Over $250 in Frank Warwick's new baits from SpottedFin A deluxe hook sharpening kit from PinPoint-Hooks A limited edition copy of the Carpscene Years by Rod Hutchinson $400 in vouchers for 2 People from Canadian Carpin holidays 3 x $100 tackle vouchers from Big Carp Tackle More to follow!