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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: LARRY KIRCHNER
PHONE: (239) 246-2742
or
CONTACT: DIXON TOURISM
PHONE: (815) 284-3496

DIXON CARP DERBY
RETURNS WITH A SPLASH

The weekend of August 23 and 24th, 2014. 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 23th and 6am on Sunday August 24th., 2014. 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 24th, 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 the Bait Shanty at 2200 E Algonquin Rd. Algonquin, Ill..
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.
More to Come!!!

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You flying me out? ;)

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My son's been asking about this since June lol.... Looking forward to it

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You flying me out? ;)

Whats the cheapest flight gonna cost me?

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Will do Cory, the river is a little high rite now but hopefully it will drop by then, just hope we don't get a lot of rain!!! :swimminfish::swimminfish::swimminfish::swimminfish::swimminfish:

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More details will be coming in the next week about an additional ANGLER CLASS for pro's, experienced anglers and previous winners of the Dixon event.

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Is there still campinog by the pavilion?

I have always tried to accommodate folks in need for the event and found a place for anyone who has contributed to the event, helped with the event, or been supportive of my efforts, other promoters, or proved to be friends and supportive\complimentary of the efforts by the City of Dixon and myself.

With that said, it would be advised that you speak to me personally before you make the long trip up Bill.

I can be reached at (239) 246-2742

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More details will be coming in the next week about an additional ANGLER CLASS for pro's, experienced anglers and previous winners of the Dixon event.

hmmmmmm

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Posted 4th of August 2014 - 01:55 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: LARRY KIRCHNER
PHONE: (239) 246-2742
E-mail: carpfishingnow@yahoo.com
or
CONTACT: DIXON TOURISM
PHONE: (815) 284-3496


DIXON CARP DERBY
RETURNS WITH A SPLASH

CURRENT UPDATES!!!!!
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The weekend of August 23 and 24th, 2014. 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 $40 for the Advanced Division, $12 for Adults/Amature Division and $5 for children 13 and under for the Boys and Girls Divisions. 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 23th and 6am on Sunday August 24th., 2014. 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 24th, followed by the awarding of prizes at 2:30pm (GIVE OR TAKE)
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 the Bait Shanty at Carp Fishing Now (239) 246-2742.
You can get the rules, maps sign-up sheets for the Derby at Bunny's Bait shop in Dixon, Il, FishTech in Morton Grove, Ill. Wacker Bait and Tackle in Broadview, Ill., and at the Bait Shanty at 2200 E. Algonquin Rd. Algonquin, Illinois.. 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, for the Adult, Girls and Boys Divisions)
Advanced Division Anglers are Eligable for the Grand Champion

GRAND CHAMPION
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$500 and the Grand Champions Trophy

All participants are eligable to Win the Title of Grand Champion, the Trophy and the $500 Prize Award as determined by the single Largest Carp caught during the event. Ties will go to the earlier recorded fish. In the event that a tie still exists the prize money will be devided equally and the trophy will be awarded based on a coin flip.

ADVANCED DIVISION
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$40.00 Entry (Advanced Class Event)

(If you would like to camp at the Event Head Quarters Friday and Saturday Night,
a $10.00 donation to the fund to help pay the Stewards will be requested

Winning order will be determined by adding your Three Largest Common, Mirrror, Leather, Koi or Hybrid Carp caught over the two days of fishing.
Ties will broken giving preference to Largest fish of those tied, then second largest, then third, if still tied. If at this point a tie still exists, the prize(s) concerned will be split equally.

Prize totals will be based on the number of entrys and will be split in the following manor

First Place: 50% Plus the first Place Trophy
Second Place: 30%
Third Place : 20%

***** Advanced Division Anglers are Qualified for the Chance to Become Grand Chamion in ADDITION to the Advanced Division Winner. Adult Division, Girls Division and Boys Division Anglers are Eligable for ONE prize only and should you become Grand Champion, you will move up and the next angers will move up one in your division.*****

ADULT DIVISION
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$12.00 Entry (Amature Class event)

Winning order determined by the Individual anglers single biggest carp caught during the event.

$300 1st. place plus The First Place Adults Trophy
$200 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

KIDS DIVISION(s)
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Entry for Anglers 13 yrs and under is $5.00 for the Boys or Girls Division

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

---All anglers should take note of the following Event Changes----
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Anglers in the Advanced Division as well as the Adult, Girls and Boys Divisions will all be eligable for GRAND CHAMPION payout of $500 and the trophy for the Largest Carp Caught During the event.

Promoter reserves the rite to move anglers into this class based on previous success at the event in previous years, Records of Affiliated Clubs and Pro Events, Repeat Participation in Higher Stakes Events, Recored results from other events, or judges opinion. All descisions of the promoter are final.

All Dixon carp Derby Rules apply including the Fishing Boundries, Other Class Anglers (adult, boys,girls), Baits and Techniques and so on. No preference will be given as to location, and no-one may pre-bait, plumb, or hold a spot. Please be courteous to other anglers and understand this is an open field event, and people can move.

All weights will be recorded by roving stewards if available, Please have carp Sacks to hold your fish till Stewards are Available. In the event of limited stewardship of odd topagraphy of the anglers location. fish may need to be brought to several fixed lication weigh stations. This will be determined the day of the event.

All Advanced Anglers will be asked to set a good example by handling fish in a exemplary manor by using carp friendly gear, nets, slings and matts when possible. And by being good Sportsman before, during and after the event.

*****NO CHUMMING/BAITING CAMPAINS BEFORE OR DURING THE THE COARSE OF THE EVENT*****
(please limit your hand fed corn, no slingshots, spods, or throwers are allowed.)
( Feeder use and PVA are ok provided the intent is to fish, not to "BAIT-UP")

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The advanced division PayOut is based on a 70% payout

$40 Entry less the $12 event entry fee (Same as the Adult Division)

That means $28 per angler will go into the pot

EXAMPLE PAYOUT for 36 Advanced Anglers(roughtly)

First Place $500

Second Place $300

Third Place $200

***PLUS***

YOU ARE STILL ELIGABLE FOR THE $500.00 GRAND CHAMPION PRIZE!!!!! FOR THE LARGEST FISH

I invite ALL CAG MEMBERS out for this, and i want you to know these rule changes are meant to help make the event fun for EVERYONE, for this year and years to come.

Thanks,

Larry

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I was waiting for the additional Angler class mentioned by Larry Kirchner in the preceeding information for the 2014 Dixon Carp Derby and in the posting of 4th August 2014 I must admit to having read and re-read this several times in order to clarify the new format for this upcoming event.

This competition does in fact portray the title of "The Dixon Family Carp Derby" and the real intent of promoting carp fishing with catch and release methods to the many families and youngsters who all come to learn this 'art of angling'.

With the addition of the Advanced Division, some twenty prizes become available for presentation in the Adult Division as well as those prizes for the Boys and Girls.

In previous years many of the top prizes went to the more experienced anglers who now must compete in the Advanced Division where they still have a real chance of taking home considerable cash awards.

The change in format for this event is a change for the better and I am looking forward to competing again this year. :swimminfish::swimminfish::swimminfish::swimminfish:

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I, too, like the format changes, but I seek clarification about the "advanced division."

In the first section of the guidelines, it says, "there will be Professional Carp Anglers fishing against each other in a team category inter-mixed throughout the Derby area. One angler fishing one day, and the other the next."

However, in the "Advanced Division" guidelines, there is no mention of a team tournament, and it appears as if a single angler can participate on both days: "Winning order will be determined by adding your Three Largest Common, Mirrror, Leather, Koi or Hybrid Carp caught over the two days of fishing."

Which is it? Thanks.

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Not your normal carp event but definitely one of the more fun ones... Unless you drink a bottle of moonshine and have to wake up and steward the next day!

It's a great opportunity to get normal fishing folks to see safe catch and release methods and good fish care. Plus helping the kids is always fun, especially when the girls category is won using a gummy bear. Hate that I have to miss it this year but count me in for next years!

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Great job, Larry! A well thought out event of this magnitude.

I hope I can make it.

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I, too, like the format changes, but I seek clarification about the "advanced division."

In the first section of the guidelines, it says, "there will be Professional Carp Anglers fishing against each other in a team category inter-mixed throughout the Derby area. One angler fishing one day, and the other the next."

However, in the "Advanced Division" guidelines, there is no mention of a team tournament, and it appears as if a single angler can participate on both days: "Winning order will be determined by adding your Three Largest Common, Mirrror, Leather, Koi or Hybrid Carp caught over the two days of fishing."

Which is it? Thanks.[/quote

My mistake Frank

I just cut and pasted the old info and was worried about fixing the dates and didn't catch that.

The Advanced Anglers will fish both days and there are no teams or Team event I missed that. Right now I think I will be able to get enough help. Lee and Eric are coming down, and I have some kids going to help. However, Edward may have moved, so I am still looking for extras. If for some reason people don't show I may ask you guys to help weigh each other if we are short.

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Nicely put together, Larry. Jim Rink and Frank Rink are in.

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Pro tip: bring something for shade!

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