TeamUSA for the upcoming 2012 (Romania) and 2013 (Portugal) FIPSed World Carp Championships
Our mission is to help American Anglers qualify for Team USA, and thereby fish against the best Carp Anglers in the World, at the annual FIPSed World Carp Championship. The World Carp Championship is fished for national pride, medals and trophies only (just like the Olympics), and there is no prize money involved.
Carp are the World’s most popular Sport Fish, as they grow big, fight hard, and can be very difficult to catch. These web pages are your resource, to help you learn more about the World Carp Championship, and discover how maybe you can one day represent the USA in the FIPSed World Carp Championship, one of the most prestigious fishing tournaments in the World. The FIPSed World Carp Championship takes place every year, at the end of September; a different host country is chosen for each year. For 2012, the World Championship is in Romania, with Portugal chosen as the host country for 2013. The Team USA Carp World Championship Squad comprises 8 anglers (6 anglers will fish as 3 pairs, each pair fishing one of 3 randomly drawn locations, with 2 reserves in case of illness or injury). The anglers and reserves will be supported by 3 officials; Captain, Vice Captain, and Assistant Coach or FIPSed Delegate. The 8 anglers will be chosen from a series of qualifying tournaments, held up to 18 months before each World Championship event. 2 or more qualifying tournaments will be organized, in appropriate regions of the US (e.g. Mid-West, North-East, South-West, etc.), to allow as many anglers as possible to attend a local qualifier.
Lee Young 920-246-3434 Manager & Captain, TeamUSA Carp Squad, for the 2012 & 2013 FIPSed World Carp Championships