Jump to content
Carp Anglers Group Forums

(RI) pickerd

  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited


About (RI) pickerd

  • Rank
    Dave Pickering.....CAG Secretary, VP and RI State Chair
  • Birthday 09/27/1950

Contact Methods

  • Website URL

Profile Information

  • Interests
    Any type of fishing, saltwater and fresh, Writing and photography work....member of New England Outdoor Writer's Association, professional ski instructor, Enjoy bike riding and exercising.

Previous Fields

  • Location
    Lincoln, RI
  • Who Referred you?
  • Age range
  • Gender

Recent Profile Visitors

4,128 profile views
  1. The BOD has unanimously voted Deric Martin as Co-Chair for Ontario. Good luck Deric and thank you for volunteering.
  2. By a unanimous vote, the BOD has approved Louis-Philip Lortie as the CAG state chair for Quebec. Thank you Louis for volunteering for this position and good luck.
  3. Last week the unthinkable happened. I landed what I believe is the first 40 lb. common carp to be caught in RI waters. The massive fish weighed exactly 40 lbs., and was 40 inches long. It was caught on a hair rig combo bait that was made up of a kernel of maize along with a white, artificial, plastic corn. This combo bait has been a killer for me all spring. Unlike in other nearby states, thirty pound carp are rare here in RI. There are a few low thirties landed every year in RI, but 40 lbs. is a mark few sharpies would have ever thought possible. My previous biggest carp in RI was 36 lbs., a fish thought to be the biggest ever taken up until now. The crazy thing about monster fish is that it was landed in exactly the same spot that I caught my 36 lber. eight years ago. It is not the same fish. This forty pound carp would have easily shattered the official RI state record of 32 lbs. But, to claim that record in this state, the fish must be taken to an official weigh station and weighed. Knowing this fish would have died, I chose to release it in good shape quickly after a few photos. Note that had it been caught in many other states, I could have easily claimed the record with the info I had. The fish was weighed on a certified Reuben Heaton scale, I got a measurement, I had a witness and I had a photo. A fish this size is a female capable of producing eggs that will produce offspring that could grow to enormous sizes. No way I would keep a fish like this just for the official record. And, besides, I just might meet up with her again some day!
  4. The BOD has unanimously approved a number of Regional Directors who will support State Chairs. Below is a list of these appointees: Amy Demrovsky: WA, OR, CA, ID, UT, NV, CO, MT, WY, ND, SD, NB, KS, HI, and AK Lynn Newsome: OH, MI, PA, NY, WV, VT, KY, IN, NH, VA, MA, ME, MD, CT, RI, NJ, DE Wayne Smith: Canada Provinces Chad Woolward: TX, OK, NM, AR, LA Thanks you to those who volunteered for these important positions and good luck.
  5. Brenden Burnham has been unanimously voted in as the new NV state chair. Good luck to Brenden and thanks for volunteering.
  6. Wayne Smith was recently unanimously approved by the CAG BOD as the CAG Media Director, a new BOD position. Thank you, Wayne, for volunteering for this position and good luck.
  7. The BOD has created the position of Media Director. This BOD position was unanimously approved by the BOD. Here are the duties of this position: The CAG Media Director is responsible for ensuring a positive and consistent presence for the organization across its range of social media outlets. · Oversee & Manage CAG Facebook page(s) content, moderators, rules etc · Manage CAG Webpage Presence with Educational & Creative Content · Use appropriate means to increase awareness of CAG across media platforms.
  8. By a unanimous vote of the CAG BOD, the positions of CAG Regional Directors has been established. A description is below: CAG Regional Director Responsibilities Oversee State Chairs & their Activities Communicate with State Chairs on a regular basis Ensure State Chairs hold at least two fish-ins / events every year Support communications with State DNR / Fishery Personnel Act as an Admin & Moderator for Regional & CAG State Facebook pages
  9. Yes, too bad that Big 4 was cancelled. But, I can understand the difficulties that fishermen face in many areas of the country. Here in the northeast we are basically in a lock down. Only travel by car to supermarkets and pharmacies. All state and local parks (where there are lots of lakes and rivers) are closed in RI. No travel out of state. However, I am lucky enough to live walking distance to some pretty good carp waters that hold good numbers of beautiful mirrors.These places are woodsy spots with no one around which is good. So, my fishing continues, though very local and limited. Below is a photo of a mirror that was coming to the net last evening. Stay safe everyone and hope you can still get out fishing locally in your area.
  10. Open water....doesn't matter the type. .When the shallow ponds are iced over, I hit the moving river waters.
  11. Snow all over me, all over the fish. Been great up here in southern New England. At this point almost 150 carp released in 2020. A warm winter has been the ticket.
  12. We have a new Co-Chair for Ontario, Canada. By unanimous vote of the BOD, Jesse Gallant was voted Ontario Co-Chair. Thanks for volunteering for this position and good luck.
  13. I am pleased to announce that Amy Demrovsky has been voted unanimously by the BOD as the new Events Director for CAG. This fills an important position and adds a new member to our BOD (Board of Directors). CAG thanks Amy for volunteering for this important position, and we wish her the best of luck.
  14. CAG has two new state chairs. Wayne Smith has been voted by the BOD unanimously as the State Chair for Ontario, Canada. Mark Staley has also been voted unaniously as the new State Chair for New Jersey. Thank you to both Wayne and Mark for volunteering for these important positions.
  15. For any complainers out there, we are in DESPERATE need of volunteers. The word has gone out many times. No one applied for the President's job that was posted. No one stepped forward for the Treasurer's job. No takers for the Event's Director. Clubs like this work only if you have the volunteers. I'm amazed we can still do what we do with the few people we have on the BOD.
  • Create New...