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Nope, no fish ins....I have no clue if there is a "chapter" in this state or not and if there is...I have no idea what they do or where they go.

I do it because I really enjoy it. There is little to compare to a big common peeling off drag...

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I will probably never own a "Bivvy" or a "Brolly" or a bed chair.

:) - never say never................I started using an unhooking mat last year. Been carping since @ 1980!

Welcome to the madness...............

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Hi 

Recently moved to NJ from Yorkshire in the UK, unfortunately my tackle couldnt travel with me :(

Looking forward to catching up with any carpers that are nearby me, That for me is the best way to learn what is transferable from the tackle I had / used in the UK, more importantly where I can get a hold of it 

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You can get carp tackle from Big Carp Tackle or from Carp kit International

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On 7/15/2016 at 6:09 PM, Gizzy said:

Hi 

Recently moved to NJ from Yorkshire in the UK, unfortunately my tackle couldnt travel with me :(

Looking forward to catching up with any carpers that are nearby me, That for me is the best way to learn what is transferable from the tackle I had / used in the UK, more importantly where I can get a hold of it 

Welcome Gizzy

Which part of Yorkshire? All of my family hail from there.......so I need to establish if I'm allowed to talk with you. :lol:

There is some good carp fishing in NJ and quite a few CAG Members live there.

Iain

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On 17/07/2016 at 1:54 PM, redcoat said:

Welcome Gizzy

Which part of Yorkshire? All of my family hail from there.......so I need to establish if I'm allowed to talk with you. :lol:

There is some good carp fishing in NJ and quite a few CAG Members live there.

Iain

lol  

Hi Redcoat

South Yorkshire, think Sheffield :)  *wonders if thats the right county*

Looking forward to catching up with some NJ members 

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I have gone completely 'in" now...

 

Got a carp net, an unhooking mat and a weigh sling....

 

I have been buying Nash "the Key" boilies and got a bunch of betain pellets in 2 and 4 mil and some 20 mil that I band on the hook with a rubber band....got a bag of halibut pellets but to be honest...have not caught a thing on them.  I got some CC Moore feeding stimulant and hemp oil and have been using the corn 'deer" attractant I learned about on this site to "glug" my boiled field corn feed.

 

I am planning on getting a barrow before long because Ii have accumulated so much stuff it is now multiple trips to the car to get set up....

 

You guys have made me an addict.....it's all your fault!

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You guys have made me an addict.....it's all your fault!

Hey, blame the carp themselves - once an angler has hooked and landed a few, it's game over !!!   look forwards to seeing a few of your catch photo's soon ! 

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Hi, I'm Mike, I'm in the NW burbs of Chicago.  I'm not new to fishing, but I'm new to carp fishing.  I was watching the YouTube channel Catfish and Carp, and got the bug.  I spent 30 bucks on gear to make a Hair rig and feeder system.  I made some boilies and soaked my new gear for total of 6 hours, and that is where I'm at.  I don't know if I should "bark up this carp fishing tree".  I was searching the net for info and found you guys, but am not ready to drop any coin on a membership.  

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Hi, Mike!  If you look at the home page of CAG, you will find places where people meet and fish.  There are specific events ad Carping Locally.  You can contact carp anglers in your area by PM and get a response.  I recall some in the Chicago area and Joliet.  Good luck with your newfound hobby...from which there is no escape.

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I think making a choice to join as a CAG member is a personal decision. People join for different reasons. I joined because as with several membership organizations I belong to, I knew I could short cut my learning curve by reading, sharing, and learning from others. The value in having a resource to ask questions alone, is worth the small cost of membership to me.

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I have made offline friends through the membership that I wouldn't have otherwise. I've met many good fishing partners online and we fish very regularly locally.

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I'm sure we can add to this list...

CAG Benefits

  • Entry to exclusive CAG events such as the CCC, ATC, BIG-4, FFF & Discovery Month
  • A chance to win valuable tackle prizes, trophies, medals and certificates.
  • Your membership supports CAG’s mission to protect trophy carp by educating anglers on the excitement of catching carp, better carp care and the benefits of catch & release.
  •  A special printed edition of the NACA.
  •  Bimonthly Newsletter.
  •  Special reduced member rate for entry to events like the NECC
  •  As a national non-profit organization CAG has been instrumental in creating respect and awareness for carp fishing among several State fishery bodies.
  •  An opportunity to share your passion with other anglers and newcomers at local fish-ins & other events.
  •  As a non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers your membership fees are used only to support and promote the CAG mission.

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