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(CT) Savayman

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About (CT) Savayman

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    Iain Sorrell - CAG President

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    Light Tackle & Fly Fishing, Motor Sports. Originally joined CAG in 1995...

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    Nigel Griffin
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  1. The 2021 CAG Carp Classic (CCC) will take place on Saturday Sept 25th on the Hudson River, NY. More details to follow soon!
  2. The 2021 CAG Carp Classic (CCC) will take place on Saturday Sept 25th on the Hudson River, NY. More details to follow soon!
  3. How old do carp get? Well take a look at this iconic photo of my good friend Mike Wilson with a mirror he caught from the legendary Savay back in 1978. I just learned that this fish was not only seen in 2020 and but thought to still be alive today. Perhaps even more remarkable is that it was originally stocked back in 1951 as a 4" long fish by none other than Donald Leney. That puts this fish at an incredible 70 years old! It also highlights why proper fish care is so important and why we must protect Trophy (Specimen) carp here in North America. If you are not al
  4. Thanks Alan for letting us know. Please pass on our best wishes from everyone at CAG and continue to keep us updated.
  5. HI Paul, Welcome back and thanks for sharing the issues you face in ND. I've been sharing the NACA Magazine with local Fisheries folk and it seems to help start positive conversations about the popularity of carp angling and the methods we use to catch them. Here's the link if you don't already have it: https://issuu.com/northamericancarpangler
  6. When Jerome says a 'fixed' rig it does not mean that the lead is permanently attached to the line. The lead I've shown is an inline lead with a rubber insert. The swivel attached between the leader / main line and the hook link braid is designed to pull out of the rubber insert so in the event of the mainline breaking the fish is not dragging a lead weight around. If you need help in clarifying let me know. If you are using 'running' lead it can still help to have a heavier lead 3-4oz and a tightish line back to the rod. Adjust the bait runner or reel clutch so that when a fish takes
  7. What are you using for bait, lead set up etc? For method this is my favorite set up... 2.5 - 3.0oz in line lead, short 3-4" hook link and the hair coming off the eye under a shrink tube 'kicker' so the bait is almost touching the bend of the hook (size 6). I very rarely drop a fish and they are all hooked in the bottom lip.
  8. Appreciate the link and the insight. It certainly explains the sudden loss of many big fish that were to be found in many areas of the St Lawrence in the late 90's. The 2001 die off was reportedly a bacterial outbreak that was influenced by high temps and low water levels.
  9. Do you have any more details on this outbreak? The only reference I can find to a significant common carp 'die off' was in 2001 and KHV was ruled out in this instance. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1354/vp.43-3-302 There was a reference to Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) that killed Musky and some other species in 2006 and later found in carp in 2007. But no mention of carp die off? https://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/25328.html
  10. I'm in no doubt about the effectiveness of a well designed hook rig (which includes many factors such as lead weight, fishing boilies or particles etc). The limited hook ups with baited hooks vs early hair rigs vs more efficient modern rigs suggests that much of the randomness has been eliminated through better rig mechanics. I'm certainly not in favor of complicated rigs and only use two or three for 90% of my fishing.
  11. The key to this idea was that when the carp ejected or spat out the bait (as it tries to do when it feels the hook) the bait 'pendulums' on the hair so that it ends up pulling against the hook eye and therefore pulling the hook point into the carps lip. The original hair rig had the hair attached to the middle of the hook bend with the concern that it could potentially pull out the hook point. If you look at many current rig designs the bait & hair (if there is one) can slide along the hook shank (on a ring or a loop) towards the hook eye. Take a look at 'Blow Back' rigs, D-Rigs,
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    Here it is! The Q1 2021 issue of the North American Carp Angler Magazine! This is a packed issue with some great feature articles, with stories, news, photos and much more. My thanks to our Editor-in-Chief Dean Brookes and Salvador Castanedo Aristi for putting together another great issue of the NACA. It is free and online so you can read it where ever you are - in between bites while fishing, relaxing at home or on a break at work. Just follow the link! If you would like to submit an article or feature for the next issue please get in touch by email: naca@carpanglersgroup.com
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  13. View File NACA Q1 2021 Here it is! The Q1 2021 issue of the North American Carp Angler Magazine! This is a packed issue with some great feature articles, with stories, news, photos and much more. My thanks to our Editor-in-Chief Dean Brookes and Salvador Castanedo Aristi for putting together another great issue of the NACA. It is free and online so you can read it where ever you are - in between bites while fishing, relaxing at home or on a break at work. Just follow the link! If you would like to submit an article or feature for the next issue p
  14. Here it is! The Q1 2021 issue of the North American Carp Angler Magazine! This is a packed issue with some great feature articles, with stories, news, photos and much more. My thanks to our Editor-in-Chief Dean Brookes and Salvador Castanedo Aristi for putting together another great issue of the NACA. It is free and online so you can read it where ever you are - in between bites while fishing, relaxing at home or on a break at work. Just follow the link! If you would like to submit an article or feature for the next issue please get in touch by email: naca@carpanglersgroup.co
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