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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: LARRY KIRCHNERPHONE: (239) 246-2742E-mail: email@example.com orCONTACT: DIXON TOURISMPHONE: (815) 284-3496 DIXON CARP DERBY RETURNS WITH A SPLASH The weekend of August 24th and 25th, 2013. will see the return of carp fishing to the Rock River with the "DIXON FAMILY CARP DERBY" Back for the third year in a row.....Carp Fishing Now with the help of the City of Dixon, Dixon Tourism, and the Dixon Parks Department will be holding a Catch and Release family style carp derby open to the public. People of all ages are welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $12 for Adults and $5 for children 13 and under. There will be cash and/or prizes for the 20 largest carp caught as well as for the top five for the girls and top five boys catagory. Currently there is a total of over $2,000.00 in cash and prizes to be awarded. So make sure you come out to win big!!! Raffles and kids prizes too!!!! The hope is to give people a chance to win big, enjoy the Dixon Downtown and Parks and get people to experience the majesty of the Rock River. Check in is at the PAGE PARK PAVILLION on Page Drive in Page Park just East of the HighSchool in Dixon Illinois and will be open at 6am on Saturday August 24th and 6am on Sunday August 25th., 2013. All who attend will need to sign in before starting to fish. The actual fishing schedule is 8am to 4pm Saturday August 24th, and 8am to 2pm August 25th, followed by the awarding of prizes at 2:30pm at the Page Park Pavillion. You do not need to fish the entire time to quality for the big fish prizes. There will be demonstrations of new carp fishing methods as well as how to "Helpers" to give you moral support and fishing advice if you need it. And for those who want to see a "REEL" spectacle, there will be Professional Carp Anglers fishing againts each other in a team catagory inter-mixed throughout the Derby area. One angler fishing one day,and the other the next. This will allow the non-fishing member to walk around and help offer insight to the novice anglers fishing the Family catagory's. Here spectators will be able to walk up to the Two Man Teams of Shore anglers and see why Carp Fishing in Europe is as big as Bass fishing in the USA, truly something you haven't seen before and won't forget. For more information stop by Dixon Tourism, or contact Larry at firstname.lastname@example.org .You can get the rules, maps sign-up sheets for the Derby at Bunny's Bait shop in Dixon, Il. Gander Mountain in Rockford, Ill., FishTech in Morton Grove, Ill., The BIG WORMS Bait Shanty in Port Barrington, Ill. or at any time the during the event at Page Park in Dixon. Hope to see you all there!! . DIXON CARP DERBY PRIZES (one winner per person) Adult Catagory $500 1st. place plus Champions Trophy $300 2nd place $150 3rd place $100 4th place $100 5th place $75 6th place $75 7th place $50 8th, place $50 9th place $50 10th place $25 11th,$25 12th,$25 13th,$25 14th,$25 15th,$25 16th,$25 17th$25 18th,$25 19th, $25 20th Boys (13 and under) $50 1st place plus trophy $40 2nd place $30 3rd place $20 4th place $10 5th place Girls (13 and under) $50 1st place plus trophy $40 2nd place $30 3rd place $20 4th place $10 5th place Also all entrants will enrolled in a raffle for a multitude of Carp and Fishing related prizes, you will need to be present to win at the award ceramony.