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  1. FFF 2020 Sunrise Photo Awards, Jerome Adventure Tale Award, and some Special Awards It is with a heavy heart that I announce FFF 2020 awards. As many of you know, Frank Aiello passed away on January 1. That sadness is tempered, somewhat, by the joy and celebration of Frank’s legacy of his carp angling enthusiasm, of his willingness to share and teach younger and more inexperienced anglers, and of the friendships he nurtured and forged through his carping adventures. For that reason, I dedicate FFF 2020 to Frank Aiello’s memory! Rest in peace, Frank. Sincere thanks to the nearly 50 CAG members who registered for First Fishing Folly 2020 (FFF 2020). Big thanks to the Carp Anglers Group for sponsoring the event for the past 17 years! Congratulations to the fourteen anglers who submitted entries for FFF 2020. Eighty-six carp were entered weighing in at 733 pounds, 11 ounces. This concludes FFF 2020! Congratulations to all and thanks for your involvement in CAG and in the annual First Fishing Folly. Thanks to CAG for its continuing support and sponsorship of the event! We hope to see you in 2021! —Dr. Frank Rink, Coordinator-FFF 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 The FFF Sunrise Award goes to every FFF 2020 registrant who submits a photograph of the first sunrise of the year. The primary intention of this category is to share some fabulous January 1 photos with fellow CAG anglers. In fact, if it’s too foggy, cloudy, snowy, or rainy, you can still take a picture at the approximate time of sunrise. The picture may or may not include a fish. Anyone submitting a sunrise picture earns an FFF 2020 Sunrise downloadable, frameable certificate. The FFF 2020 Jerome Adventure Tale Award. Many of you have submitted interesting FFF summaries with accompanying photos in the past. In honor of Jerome Moisand's quick wit, photography skills, way with words, and dedication to CAG and FFF, we are, again, including a prize category for the best written summaries with photographs of your 2020 FFF adventure. Some Special Awards For her participation in FFF 2020, for getting out there when she was ill, for her charitable contributions following the passing of Frank Aiello, and for her capture and photo of a "ghost carp," Amy Demrovsky of Colorado receives a special "FFF 2020 Ghost Carp Award." Thanks, Amy! For his heartfelt sharing of the events surrounding the passing of Frank Aiello and for his willingness to bare his emotions with stirring literary skills, Josh Iverson is awarded the "FFF 2020 From the Heart Award." Thanks, Josh! Link to Josh's story here The FFF 2020 Jerome Adventure Tale Award First Place - Kirk Suedmeyer Link to Kirk's FFF 2020 Jerome Adventure Tale here FFF 2020 Sunrise Awards Kirk Suedmeyer - Missouri and Kansas Jeff Conroy - Illinois Tyler Andrews - Ontario Keith Letourneau - Connecticut Tim Columbo Massachusetts Frank Rink - Illinois Brenden Burnham - Nevada Tom Schulten - Maryland
  2. FFF 2020 State Level Awards It is with a heavy heart that I announce FFF 2020 awards. As many of you know, Frank Aiello passed away on January 1. That sadness is tempered, somewhat, by the joy and celebration of Frank’s legacy of his carp angling enthusiasm, of his willingness to share and teach younger and more inexperienced anglers, and of the friendships he nurtured and forged through his carping adventures. For that reason, I dedicate FFF 2020 to Frank Aiello’s memory! Rest in peace, Frank. Sincere thanks to the nearly 50 CAG members who registered for First Fishing Folly 2020 (FFF 2020). Big thanks to the Carp Anglers Group for sponsoring the event for the past 17 years! Congratulations to the fourteen anglers who submitted entries for FFF 2020. Eighty-six carp were entered weighing in at 733 pounds, 11 ounces. Through the next several days, I will be posting announcements of winners and certificates of achievement. If winners find errors or need a certificate revised, just let me know. Congratulations to all and thanks for your involvement in CAG and in the annual First Fishing Folly. We hope to see you in 2021! —Dr. Frank Rink, Coordinator-FFF 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 The FFF State Level Awards: We added a new feature this year that included in-state competition in all fishing categories. Eight states were represented in entries submitted. Congrats to the winners! Click on a certificate for higher resolution. Your FFF 2020 State Level Award Winners Massachusetts Texas Pennsylvania Maryland Illinois Nevada Missouri Kansas
  3. FFF 2020 Big Sack Total Weight Awards It is with a heavy heart that I announce FFF 2020 awards. As many of you know, Frank Aiello passed away on January 1. That sadness is tempered, somewhat, by the joy and celebration of Frank’s legacy of his carp angling enthusiasm, of his willingness to share and teach younger and more inexperienced anglers, and of the friendships he nurtured and forged through his carping adventures. For that reason, I dedicate FFF 2020 to Frank Aiello’s memory! Rest in peace, Frank. Sincere thanks to the nearly 50 CAG members who registered for First Fishing Folly 2020 (FFF 2020). Big thanks to the Carp Anglers Group for sponsoring the event for the past 17 years! Congratulations to the fourteen anglers who submitted entries for FFF 2020. Eighty-six carp were entered weighing in at 733 pounds, 11 ounces. Through the next several days, I will be posting announcements of winners and certificates of achievement. If winners find errors or need a certificate revised, just let me know. Congratulations to all and thanks for your involvement in CAG and in the annual First Fishing Folly. We hope to see you in 2021! —Dr. Frank Rink, Coordinator-FFF 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 The FFF Big Sack Total Weight Award: Total weight of carp caught by the angler. This is a quantity category. Winners will be those catching the highest total weight of carp during January 1, 2020. The required picture of the angler holding each fish plus accompanying data (time, weight, angler’s name, state in which capture was made) must be submitted. Click on a certificate for higher resolution. Your FFF 2020 Top 10 Worldwide Big Sack Total Weight Award Winners 1. Tom Schulten - 260-0 2. Bill Gordon - 74-14 3. Brenden Burnham - 67-7 4. Jeff Conroy - 65-8 5. Kirk Suedmeyer - 42-10 6. Allen Palmer - 27-5 7. Todd Richer - 25-10 8. Frank Rink - 22-7 9. Brid Caveney - 21-13 10. Kevin Miller - 20-14
  4. FFF 2020 Emperor Persistence Most Carp Awards It is with a heavy heart that I announce FFF 2020 awards. As many of you know, Frank Aiello passed away on January 1. That sadness is tempered, somewhat, by the joy and celebration of Frank’s legacy of his carp angling enthusiasm, of his willingness to share and teach younger and more inexperienced anglers, and of the friendships he nurtured and forged through his carping adventures. For that reason, I dedicate FFF 2020 to Frank Aiello’s memory! Rest in peace, Frank. Sincere thanks to the nearly 50 CAG members who registered for First Fishing Folly 2020 (FFF 2020). Big thanks to the Carp Anglers Group for sponsoring the event for the past 17 years! Congratulations to the fourteen anglers who submitted entries for FFF 2020. Eighty-six carp were entered weighing in at 733 pounds, 11 ounces. Through the next several days, I will be posting announcements of winners and certificates of achievement. If winners find errors or need a certificate revised, just let me know. Congratulations to all and thanks for your involvement in CAG and in the annual First Fishing Folly. We hope to see you in 2021! —Dr. Frank Rink, Coordinator-FFF 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 The FFF Emperor Persistence Award: Total number of carp caught by the angler. This is a quantity category. Winners will be those catching the most carp during January 1, 2020. The required picture of the angler holding each fish plus accompanying data (time, weight, angler’s name, state in which capture was made) must be submitted. Your FFF 2020 Top 10 Worldwide Emperor Persistence Most Carp Award Winners 1. Tom Schulten - 28 2. Bill Gordon - 15 3. Frank Aiello - 8 3. Brenden Burnham - 8 5. Jeff Conroy - 5 5. Kirk Suedmeyer - 5 7. - Frank Rink - 4 8. Kevin Miller - 3 8. Todd Richer - 3 10. Tim Columbo - 2 10. Kyle Houghtelin - 2
  5. FFF 2020 Scubadoc Mirror Awards It is with a heavy heart that I announce FFF 2020 awards. As many of you know, Frank Aiello passed away on January 1. That sadness is tempered, somewhat, by the joy and celebration of Frank’s legacy of his carp angling enthusiasm, of his willingness to share and teach younger and more inexperienced anglers, and of the friendships he nurtured and forged through his carping adventures. For that reason, I dedicate FFF 2020 to Frank Aiello’s memory! Rest in peace, Frank. Sincere thanks to the nearly 50 CAG members who registered for First Fishing Folly 2020 (FFF 2020). Big thanks to the Carp Anglers Group for sponsoring the event for the past 17 years! Congratulations to the fourteen anglers who submitted entries for FFF 2020. Eighty-six carp were entered weighing in at 733 pounds, 11 ounces. Through the next several days, I will be posting announcements of winners and certificates of achievement. If winners find errors or need a certificate revised, just let me know. Congratulations to all and thanks for your involvement in CAG and in the annual First Fishing Folly. We hope to see you in 2021! —Dr. Frank Rink, Coordinator-FFF 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 The FFF Scubadoc Mirror Award: Biggest mirror (or leather) carp caught during the FFF (in honor of Dr. Neil Stern). The required picture of the angler holding the fish plus accompanying data (time, weight, angler’s name, state in which capture was made) must be submitted. Click on the certificates for a higher resolution version. Your FFF 2020 Top 10 (5 mirrors entered) Worldwide Scubadoc Mirror Award Winners 1. Todd Richer - 12-13 2. Bill Gordon - 8-11 3. Tom Schulten - 8-3 4. Kevin Miller - 7-10 5. Martin Columbo - 5-0
  6. FFF 2020 Baby Awards It is with a heavy heart that I announce FFF 2020 awards. As many of you know, Frank Aiello passed away on January 1. That sadness is tempered, somewhat, by the joy and celebration of Frank’s legacy of his carp angling enthusiasm, of his willingness to share and teach younger and more inexperienced anglers, and of the friendships he nurtured and forged through his carping adventures. For that reason, I dedicate FFF 2020 to Frank Aiello’s memory! Rest in peace, Frank. Sincere thanks to the nearly 50 CAG members who registered for First Fishing Folly 2020 (FFF 2020). Big thanks to the Carp Anglers Group for sponsoring the event for the past 17 years! Congratulations to the fourteen anglers who submitted entries for FFF 2020. Eighty-six carp were entered weighing in at 733 pounds, 11 ounces. Through the next several days, I will be posting announcements of winners and certificates of achievement. If winners find errors or need a certificate revised, just let me know. Congratulations to all and thanks for your involvement in CAG and in the annual First Fishing Folly. We hope to see you in 2021! —Dr. Frank Rink, Coordinator-FFF 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 The FFF Baby Award: Smallest carp caught during the FFF. The required picture of the angler holding the fish plus accompanying data (time, weight, angler’s name, state in which capture was made) must be submitted. Click on the certificates for a higher resolution version. Your FFF 2020 Top 10 Worldwide Baby Award Winners 1. Bill Gordon - 2-1 2. Frank Rink - 2-14 3. Brenden Burnham - 3-13 4. Tim Columbo - 4-3 5. Tom Schulten - 4-8 5. Kirk Suedmeyer - 4-8 7. Martin Columbo - 5-0 8. Kyle Houghtelin - 5-5 9. Todd Richer - 5-8 10. Kevin Miller - 6-2
  7. FFF 2020 Monster Awards It is with a heavy heart that I announce FFF 2020 awards. As many of you know, Frank Aiello passed away on January 1. That sadness is tempered, somewhat, by the joy and celebration of Frank’s legacy of his carp angling enthusiasm, of his willingness to share and teach younger and more inexperienced anglers, and of the friendships he nurtured and forged through his carping adventures. For that reason, I dedicate FFF 2020 to Frank Aiello’s memory! Rest in peace, Frank. Sincere thanks to the nearly 50 CAG members who registered for First Fishing Folly 2020 (FFF 2020). Big thanks to the Carp Anglers Group for sponsoring the event for the past 17 years! Congratulations to the fourteen anglers who submitted entries for FFF 2020. Eighty-six carp were entered weighing in at 733 pounds, 11 ounces. Through the next several days, I will be posting announcements of winners and certificates of achievement. If winners find errors or need a certificate revised, just let me know. Congratulations to all and thanks for your involvement in CAG and in the annual First Fishing Folly. We hope to see you in 2021! —Dr. Frank Rink, Coordinator-FFF 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 The FFF Monster Award: Biggest carp caught during the FFF. The required picture of the angler holding the fish plus accompanying data (time, weight, angler’s name, state in which capture was made) must be submitted. Click on the certificates for a higher resolution version. Your FFF 2020 Top 10 Worldwide Monster Award Winners 1. Allen Palmer - 27-5 2. Brid Caveney - 21-13 3. Jeff Conroy - 18-3 4. Tom Schulten - 16-9 5. Brenden Burnham - 14-4 6. Kirk Suedmeyer - 13-0 7. Todd Richer - 12-13 8. Frank Rink - 11-6 9. Bill Gordon - 8-11 10. Kevin Miller - 7-10
  8. FFF 2020 First Carp and FFF 2020 Hall of Fame Awards It is with a heavy heart that I announce FFF 2020 awards. As many of you know, Frank Aiello passed away on January 1. That sadness is tempered, somewhat, by the joy and celebration of Frank’s legacy of his carp angling enthusiasm, of his willingness to share and teach younger and more inexperienced anglers, and of the friendships he nurtured and forged through his carping adventures. For that reason, I dedicate FFF 2020 to Frank Aiello’s memory! Rest in peace, Frank. Sincere thanks to the nearly 50 CAG members who registered for First Fishing Folly 2020 (FFF 2020). Big thanks to the Carp Anglers Group for sponsoring the event for the past 17 years! Congratulations to the fourteen anglers who submitted entries for FFF 2020. Eighty-six carp were entered weighing in at 733 pounds, 11 ounces. Through the next several days, I will be posting announcements of winners and certificates of achievement. If winners find errors or need a certificate revised, just let me know. Congratulations to all and thanks for your involvement in CAG and in the annual First Fishing Folly. We hope to see you in 2021! —Dr. Frank Rink, Coordinator-FFF 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 The FFF First Carp Award: First carp of 2020! The time to be recorded is the local time at which the fish is safely in the net. The required picture of the angler holding the fish plus accompanying data (time, weight, angler’s name, state in which capture was made) must be submitted. Click on the certificates for a higher resolution version. Your FFF 2020 Top 10 Worldwide First Carp Award Winners 1. Kirk Suedmeyer - 12:40 a.m. 2. Brenden Burnham - 1:04 a.m. 3. Jeff Conroy - 1:20 a.m. 4, Kevin Miller - 4:42 a.m. 5. Brid Caveney - 6:00 a.m. 6. Tim Columbo - 6:50 a.m. 7. Tom Schulten - 7:05 a.m. 8. Frank Aiello - 7:46 a.m. 9. Todd Richer - 8:03 a.m. 10. Allen Palmer - 8:52 a.m. The FFF Hall of Fame Award: All FFF 2020 participants catching a carp by 6:00 a.m. (local time) will be given recognition and awarded a certificate of FFF 2020 achievement. The required picture of the angler holding the fish plus accompanying data (time, weight, angler’s name, state in which capture was made) must be submitted. Click on the certificates for a higher resolution version. Your FFF 2020 Worldwide Hall of Fame Award Winners 1. Kirk Suedmeyer - 12:40 a.m. 2. Brenden Burnham - 1:04 a.m. 3. Jeff Conroy - 1:20 a.m. 4, Kevin Miller - 4:42 a.m. 5. Brid Caveney - 6:00 a.m. Announcement of winners in other categories and downloadable FFF 2020 Certificates of Angling Mastery will be available in the next several days on the following threads. Congratulations! --Frank Rink
  9. Due to a work emergency, one angler, Bill Gordon, will be allowed to submit his entries a little later today. I'll start crunching numbers as soon as I get his entries.--Frank
  10. Wow! That's a stirring, haunting, and well written story, Josh! Thanks for sharing and for all you did at the site. I will honor your wishes not to have this entered for competition, but please know that we appreciate your willingness to bare your emotions and share your experience. --Frank
  11. Just a reminder that FFF 2020 carp capture entries and sunrise photos must be posted on the appropriate CAG Forum thread by 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (that’s Noon Central, 11 AM Mountain, 10 AM Pacific) on Friday, January 3, 2020. That's today! The forum threads get a little touchy at times, and it takes some time for your photos to load; so be patient. For those wanting to write an FFF 2020 Jerome Adventure Tale, I am extending that deadline until Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. your local time. Final results will be posted early next week! Thanks for your participation in FFF 2020--Frank Rink, FFF 2020 Coordinator
  12. Just a reminder that FFF 2020 carp capture entries and sunrise photos must be posted on the appropriate CAG Forum thread by 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (that’s Noon Central, 11 AM Mountain, 10 AM Pacific) on Friday, January 3, 2020. That's today! The forum threads get a little touchy at times, and it takes some time for your photos to load; so be patient. For those wanting to write an FFF 2020 Jerome Adventure Tale, I am extending that deadline until Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. your local time. Final results will be posted early next week! Thanks for your participation in FFF 2020--Frank Rink, FFF 2020 Coordinator
  13. Just a reminder that FFF 2020 carp capture entries and sunrise photos must be posted on the appropriate CAG Forum thread by 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (that’s Noon Central, 11 AM Mountain, 10 AM Pacific) on Friday, January 3, 2020. That's today! The forum threads get a little touchy at times, and it takes some time for your photos to load; so be patient. For those wanting to write an FFF 2020 Jerome Adventure Tale, I am extending that deadline until Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. your local time. Final results will be posted early next week! Thanks for your participation in FFF 2020--Frank Rink, FFF 2020 Coordinator
  14. Tom Schulten 6-0 7:57 a.m. Maryland
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