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I must admit chaps and chapesses it's pretty quiet out there considering it's just around the corner. Either everyone is busy making last minute changes and tweaks or everyone's gone secret squirrel :rolleyes:

In order to get the chat going I thought I'd ask what people's plans are - the US is well represented and most attendees are CAG stalwarts so post up your arrival and departure dates along with where you're staying pre and post tourney and lets see if we can get a little Social going on somewhere.

I'll start us off - Jeff and I are arriving late Thursday night - 22nd - and are staying in one of Terry's lodges at Specialist up until the Sunday a.m.

I'm thinking of arranging a corn boil and BBQ on the Friday night combined with a rig tying session on the porch - I need to run this by Tel but doubt it will be a problem - if anyone is up for it from about 5pm let me know, otherwise lets nominate a bar and knock the head off a few frothies, feel free to shout up fella's :party0012icon:

After the event - we haven't made any plans, probably get drunk and celebrate the win on Friday ( :pcorn: ) then go find a bar on the saturday :Banana:

So chuck up your thoughts on this thread and lets see what we can make work

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Will you be bring'n the Stella?? ;)

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I must admit chaps and chapesses it's pretty quiet out there considering it's just around the corner. Either everyone is busy making last minute changes and tweaks or everyone's gone secret squirrel :rolleyes:

In order to get the chat going I thought I'd ask what people's plans are - the US is well represented and most attendees are CAG stalwarts so post up your arrival and departure dates along with where you're staying pre and post tourney and lets see if we can get a little Social going on somewhere.

I'll start us off - Jeff and I are arriving late Thursday night - 22nd - and are staying in one of Terry's lodges at Specialist up until the Sunday a.m.

I'm thinking of arranging a corn boil and BBQ on the Friday night combined with a rig tying session on the porch - I need to run this by Tel but doubt it will be a problem - if anyone is up for it from about 5pm let me know, otherwise lets nominate a bar and knock the head off a few frothies, feel free to shout up fella's :party0012icon:

After the event - we haven't made any plans, probably get drunk and celebrate the win on Friday ( :pcorn: ) then go find a bar on the saturday :Banana:

So chuck up your thoughts on this thread and lets see what we can make work

Marcus we may be quiet but we are ready and stoked to fish the event!! Tommy and i will be arriving friday afternoon and would be happy to meet up with you all at specialist . well have a turkey fryer on hand for some corn boiling and if you want some BBQ ill even be happy to help out cooking it. we are staying in Massena and will also be celebrating our win there on friday :D and as a fan of tatas im with ya on saturday night!!

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hi marcus,jeff, mark and tommy.

we are well geared up for this. have made loads of stuff recently including a stack of our special st lawrence boilies plus various tackle needed for our style of fishing the larry.

we are also flying in on thursday and are staying till saturday the 8th oct with a trip to the tommy planned in the middle. we will be in odgensburg for a suspected pub crawl friday night. we will be in the excellent company of jay and af bob and co. looking forward to seeing everyone.

marcus...are you taking your phone? i can give you a ring and let you know where we are if you fancy a few beers after the bbq.

roll on next week.

.

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We are greatly looking forward to the Carp World Championships!!

Hopefully we will be there Thursday night at the Riverview as long as everything goes to plan.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!!

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Good stuff fella's :yourock:

Mark, we're checking out some of Dave's new pegs during friday so we're familiar with them prior to the draw. PM me your cell number so I can call you on Friday.

John, we'll see you around Specialist on Friday, would be good to meet up for a chin wag. If my 100k of bait doesn't turn up by then, you might be my new best friend :D

Andrew, yes I'm taking my mobile, if we can't make it out Friday with the Ogden Massif I'll see you at the draw Saturday and we'll meet up after the event.

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Pat and I should be arriving anytime between Friday and Saturday - not decided yet! lol We're staying at the Riverview on Saturday night and if we arrive Friday we'll crash somewhere... a social on Friday sounds good, so maybe that'll kick us into gear to getting there for then. Phil and his son Stuart should be at the Riverview sometime on Thursday I think.

Look forward to seeing you all... it's going to be fun, if nothing else! :D

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Pat and I should be arriving anytime between Friday and Saturday - not decided yet! lol We're staying at the Riverview on Saturday night and if we arrive Friday we'll crash somewhere... a social on Friday sounds good, so maybe that'll kick us into gear to getting there for then. Phil and his son Stuart should be at the Riverview sometime on Thursday I think.

Look forward to seeing you all... it's going to be fun, if nothing else! :D

We've got a two bedroom cabin Stew, so you can crash with us mate if you make it up Friday

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So you're one of the reasons I couldn't get a cabin! :lol: Cheers mate... deal! :D

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Louis and I are leaving on Friday, but we probably won't get up to the Massena/Ogdensburg area until Saturday sometime.

We've heard from Dave that there is a bivvy city at Coles Creek for competitors (no fishing, but free camping) so we might try and stay there to save some cash.

Can't wait for it to get started! It's going to be a blast. Looking forward to hanging with everyone before the tourney and afterwards!

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Carphd and I have talked to Dave--correct on NO FISHING and NO CHUMMING at coles for friday/sat nights.

Paranoia :o tends to creep in with loads of tackle outside while we stay inside a hotel PRIOR to an event. Dave said he would contact the park police so we don't see the inside of a jail cell :lol: for anyone staying the night at coles.

We will be driving up either Friday (work depending) or Saturday.

We really should be up there NOW! as the amount of work being produced at the moment is miniscule ~8 with the worlds a mere 10 days away.

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We did a day session at Coles Creek at exactly this time last year. Completely deserted and absolutely stunning, it felt like we were doing something wrong by being there but nobody said anything! Conditions weren't condusive to fishing as you'll see, but we did catch

Bruce Forsyth impression

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That picture has been my wallpaper on my PC at work for 11 months now. Dreaming on being back there. Not long now. I 2nd the comment on workbench done right now :)

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Pat and I should be arriving anytime between Friday and Saturday - not decided yet! lol We're staying at the Riverview on Saturday night and if we arrive Friday we'll crash somewhere... a social on Friday sounds good, so maybe that'll kick us into gear to getting there for then. Phil and his son Stuart should be at the Riverview sometime on Thursday I think.

Look forward to seeing you all... it's going to be fun, if nothing else! :D

Sorry I think we have one of those cabins reserved.Me and our runner will be there thursday

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~8:-) Finding it hard to concentrate on anything that's not related to driving north and hauling huge lumps..

Can't wait ..... Just another week to go B)

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~8:-) Finding it hard to concentrate on anything that's not related to driving north and hauling huge lumps..

Can't wait ..... Just another week to go B)

plus one!!!:D

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~8:-) Finding it hard to concentrate on anything that's not related to driving north and hauling huge lumps..

Can't wait ..... Just another week to go B)

Mark.

I understand that your going to bring your (( one )) plastic boilie to get you through the event. Might you share one??

Tom.

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Mark.

I understand that your going to bring your (( one )) plastic boilie to get you through the event. Might you share one??

Tom.

you know i am always happy to share :D since all i have is one i am willing to split it in half, which side do you want right or left ? or perhaps top or bottom :D I am also prepared to soak it for you in either wild river grape , hot cinnamon or cherry. which will it be?

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you know i am always happy to share :D since all i have is one i am willing to split it in half, which side do you want right or left ? or perhaps top or bottom :D I am also prepared to soak it for you in either wild river grape , hot cinnamon or cherry. which will it be?

Mark.

The cherry would be nice. Actually, it would be all I could ever hope for. Might I have the Right side?? Leaving you your very favorite (( left side )).. :o

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Plus two, busy tying rigs every evening, my wife thinks I've finally turned.... ~8

Not sure what is worse, driving up 81 for 8 hours or praying that the baggage handlers were gentle whilst enjoying an eight hour flight from the UK.

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Not sure what is worse, driving up 81 for 8 hours or praying that the baggage handlers were gentle whilst enjoying an eight hour flight from the UK.

working for an airline myself and having to fix what they break (aeroplanes) i take the latter.

one time i flew back from the states and landed at heathrow, my attention was drawn out the window to a motley crew of wreckers (thats what we call them in my department!) that had taken up position ready for unloading. one was sat down playing imaginary drums, two on air guitar, an air violinist and a lead singer jumping around. when it came to unloading, they were banging on the roof of the cargo bay and shouting "oh sh1t" pretending to break things, which could be clearly heard by all the passengers. i then watched with horror as my rod tube was slung on a cart quickly followed by about 20 suitcases that got launched on top of the tube. i thank bazooka pro rod tubes that my rods were still all in two peices when unpacked!

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