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

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  1. More sponsors added... generous donations from Fox & RecordBaits!
  2. Over $5000 in Door & Raffle Prizes from our generous sponsors!
  3. 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!
  4. 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!
  5. Also - Under 16's will be admitted free when accompanied by a ticket bearing adult.
  6. North East Carp Conference 2017 When: Saturday April 8th 2017 10am – 6pm Where: Elks Club, Middletown CT This will be the first of its kind anywhere in North America! Organized in association with the Carp Anglers Group we are anticipating that this will be a sell-out event attracting carp anglers from all over New England, NY, NJ, PA and perhaps even further afield. In addition to Guest Speakers & Carp Tackle Vendors there will be a TAG Sale where you can buy, swap or sell carp tackle (space is limited so if you want to sell items please book early!). This will be a great opportunity to meet fellow carp anglers as well as learn more about the tackle and techniques for catching these incredible sport fish. Each Conference attendee who pays in advance will also receive 10 free raffle tickets to use toward the door prizes! We'll be updating details on speakers, prizes and much more over the coming weeks. TAG Sale – Bring along your carp gear to sell or swap! · Rig, Bait & Beginner Clinics · Tackle & Bait Vendors · Expert Panel Q&A – We are planning a live video link with one of the UKs top carp anglers! · Guest Speakers – talks from top level carp anglers. · Door Prizes / Raffle – Hundreds of $$$ worth of top tackle prizes. · Food & Beverages on sale during day T Tickets in Advance: $15 entry ($5 CAG members) TAG Sale Space* $10 ($5 CAG members) Advanced Purchase of CAG membership with Door Entry Only: $25 * * * Advance Ticket Purchasers will also receive 10 free raffle tickets to use toward the door prizes! * * * Advance Ticket Purchase link: http://bit.ly/2017NECC On the Day: $20 ($15 CAG member). How to get there: The Elks Lodge, 44 Maynard St, Middletown, CT 06457 is easily reached just 5 mins from J13 on Route 9. Route 9 connects directly with several major interstates I-91, I-90, I-95 or I-84 placing the venue only 2 hours from Boston, NYC or Albany and within 4 hours of Philadelphia. * Please note TAG spaces are reserved for private (non commercial) individuals. If you are interested in becoming an NECC vendor please contact: Iain Sorrell c: 860-729-0555 or e: anglingsolutions@gmail.com
  7. I've always kept plastic corn in small containers with the desired flavor until needed. Then I just put them on the hair along with the regular unflavored maize / field corn You can also add in regular field corn or sweet corn to the pots with the imitation corn if and as desired or needed. BCT also stocks the Enterprise Tackle range that comes in a variety of flavors. http://www.bigcarptackle.com/enterprise-flavor-popup-sweetcorn
  8. I've used imitation corn for years and had great success with or without method / pack. My guess is that the pop-up corn is floating the hook away from the method/pack as you suggest. I would get some regular (non buoyant) corn or as someone else suggested add a small piece of shot or tungsten putty just behind the hook ( or even on the hair between the hook and the imitation corn like a KD rig) to keep it anchored. I also use soft braid as a hook link instead of a stiffer material as that can push the hook etc away from the method/pack. I also use a simple set up with a #6 or #8 hook and had 100% hook sets in the bottom lip. Lastly don't be in too much of a hurry to 'strike'... I used a pellet method with a piece of white imitation corn (see photo) to catch some very big carp to 55lb in Italy this past September. The bobbin was being bounced around for as long as 5 minutes as the carp messed with the method before finally sucking in the hook and the rod being pulled hard around.
  9. I’m delighted to announce that the BOD has approved Vince Shiflet's application to the position of State Chair in Ohio. He was the State Chair of Ohio in 2010 for a few years until Craig Welsh took over the position. Since Craig has stepped down Vince has agreed to once again take up the position. Vince is looking to continue the monthly fish-ins that run from April to October. He will also welcome members new and old to the yearly social gathering in February where plans are laid for the fish-Ins, raffles are held and everyone can learn and improve their techniques. Thanks again to Vince for stepping forward and our thanks also to Craig for his past efforts and continued membership of CAG.
  10. This is indeed sad news and a loss to our CAG community. Is there anyone who knows him who might be prepared to write an obituary or share some of experiences fishing with him?
  11. I am delighted to announce that Barry Howard is our new Membership Director. Barry is already in charge of running the CAG store and his taking on this additional responsibility is very much appreciated.
  12. Just returned from fishing in Italy... 1x55, 4 over 40, 8 over 30 and another 8 over 20. All on imitation corn. I think that speaks for itself. I'm now fishing the CT River tournament and doing just the same set up with fish to 30lb. The only time I use sweet corn on the hook is when float fishing.
  13. Lot's happening in CT. This coming week is the B-I-G tournament with lots of entries and big prizes http://carptournamentseries.com/
  14. What temps are you at? It should just keep getting better as they drop below 70F all the way down to 45-50F