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  1. View File NACA Q1 2020 This on-line NACA combines TWO printed versions that until now were available only to CAG members. The 2017 issue includes some great articles & the 2018 Anniversary issue a look at CAG's history going back to 1993. We hope you enjoy reading them! Click Here for the North American Carp Angler Magazine On-Line Issues A Member Only Printed Version is being finalized and will be mailed out to members soon.
  2. View File NACA Q1 2020 This on-line NACA combines TWO printed versions that until now were available only to CAG members. The 2017 issue includes some great articles & the 2018 Anniversary issue a look at CAG's history going back to 1993. We hope you enjoy reading them! Submitter (CT) Savayman Submitted 06/15/2020 Category NACA  
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    NACA Q1 2020

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    This on-line NACA combines TWO printed versions that until now were available only to CAG members. The 2017 issue includes some great articles & the 2018 Anniversary issue a look at CAG's history going back to 1993. We hope you enjoy reading them!

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  4. Dovetail Games is a long time supporter of CAG. If you enjoy gaming or need to test your fishing skills away from the water then check out their new fishing game! Coming Summer 2020 is The Catch: Carp & Coarse - a species hunting fishing game from Dovetail Games, about the passion and pursuit of what lurks beneath the waters. Take on the hunt of a lifetime as you target and pursue monster sized fish around the world. With 35 species to hunt you’ll have to work up your strategy, skill and tactics to catch every boss fish in each venue. It’ll take both patience and adrenaline to succeed as you choose your angling spot carefully based on time of day, weather conditions and perfect equipment setup, before casting out into the water to battle and catch these elusive creatures. ‘There is no better feeling in fishing than catching the legendary beast of the lake and that is what we’ve replicated in this game. We have taken carp and coarse fishing to the next level - so it’s all about the catch!’ said Darren Potter, Executive Producer for the game. It’s time to go fishing somewhere new! Feel the thrill as your line tightens and the bend in the rod tells you that you’ve hooked a monster. Go hunt for the fish of a lifetime in The Catch: Carp & Coarse. www.thecatchgame.com Key features include: GO SPECIES HUNTING 35 different species of realistically captured fish with their own unique behaviour and bait preferences await you. Every tactic and piece of equipment will be needed to catch them all as you go from float fishing for species such as rudd, ide and bream to using lures for trout, salmon and pike. You can also fish for rare species such as pacu, mekong and redtail catfish. LAND THE BOSS FISH There are 125 legendary Boss Fish for you to catch including 11 Monster Boss Fish – the hardest fish to catch in the game. These named fish put up a huge fight and only the best will be able to locate and land them all. WORLD DESTINATIONS Featuring 5 unique destinations that all present their own challenges. Oxlease Lake on the Linear Fisheries complex is a specimen carp water with some great back up species including tench and roach. The River Ebro is home to huge wels catfish and Pearl Lake in Malaysia features exotic monsters such as arapaima and giant wolf fish. Go urban street fishing in Rotterdam city centre or explore the openness of Loch Mickle in Scotland that both contain predators such as pike and zander. ADVANCED WATER FLOW Advanced water flow will affect your fishing whether that’s from the bank or in a boat. Keep an eye on your float drifting downstream or your boat moving off the prime spot that you have identified. ALL THE GEAR, ALL THE IDEAS 100’s of items of equipment from over 20 licensed partners including RidgeMonkey and Mainline Baits. Create different set ups to cover all situations and use some of your favourite real-world equipment from the biggest manufactures in the industry. BATTLE IT OUT Multiplayer and tournaments will feed your competitive streak as you take part in a series of events that form the Dovetail Fishing League. There are some fantastic real-world prizes up for grabs if you come out on top! EXCLUSIVE REWARDS A unique set of challenges will test you even further - complete them and unlock exclusive rewards only available through the in-game mastery system. The Catch: Carp & Coarse launches Summer 2020, for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Please contact us at Dovetail@LickPR.com for more information.
  5. There is evidence that carp will eat, chew & vent tiger nuts & other particles and then come back and repeat the process on the previously chewed remains. This makes sense as carp have no stomach to hold and digest food in the same way as other fish so repeatedly eating the same food suggests this might maximize the amount of nutrients that can be extracted. Carp can also crunch up molluscs such as zebra mussels with relative ease so soaked but un-boilied corn should be no issue.
  6. This Mangar was caught in Saddam Hussein's private lake... http://fishyfunandfrolics.blogspot.com/2017/06/fishing-for-king-barbus-in-iran-spring.html
  7. The obituary for Fran Slasinski (Damn Yankee) can be found at this link. Please feel free to add your condolences and thoughtful comments. https://obits.masslive.com/amp/obituaries/masslive/196053986
  8. It is with great sadness that I have to report that one of CAG's first ever & truly finest members Fran Slasinski (aka Damn Yankee on the CAG Forum) has passed away. He had been hospitalized for almost three weeks with complications related to the Corona virus. Fran was known to so many of us here both in New England & far beyond. On behalf of all our members we extend our condolences and heart felt sympathy to Fran's wife Rita and his family & many, many friends.
  9. The Board of Directors have discussed the impact COVID19 is having on our lives. As many States have issued Lock Down or Shelter in Place orders it has been decided to cancel the Spring 2020 Big 4 Tournament. If you would like a refund please let me know by Saturday, March 28th (5:00PM EST) so we may begin to process them. If I don't hear from you I will assume you would like me to transfer your payment as an entry to the 2020 Fall Big 4 Tournament. We have decided to raffle off a few prizes for those who choose to transfer registration fees to the Fall Big 4. First prize: A PinPoint Hook sharpening Kit (valued at $65) Second and Third prizes: A Signed copy of In Pursuit of Carpiness II DVD (Valued at $20). Stay tuned as we are cooking up a new contest to begin (hopefully) at the beginning of April. Stay Healthy and Happy! Amy Demrovsky CAG Events Director Raffle Prizes below:
  10. The Board of Directors have discussed the impact COVID19 is having on our lives. As many States have issued Lock Down or Shelter in Place orders it has been decided to cancel the Spring 2020 Big 4 Tournament. If you would like a refund please let me know by Saturday, March 28th (5:00PM EST) so we may begin to process them. If I don't hear from you I will assume you would like me to transfer your payment to the 2020 Fall Big 4 Tournament. We have decided to raffle off a few prizes for those who choose to transfer registration fees to the Fall Big 4. First prize: A PinPoint Hook sharpening Kit (valued at $65) Second and Third prizes: A Signed copy of In Pursuit of Carpiness II DVD (Valued at $20). Stay tuned as we are cooking up a new contest to begin (hopefully) at the beginning of April. Stay Healthy and Happy! Amy Demrovsky CAG Events Director
  11. Please note: These instructions were set up for 2019 Fall Big 4. Just substitute 2020 Spring Big 4 instead.
  12. The leaders with the Biggest 4 fish on the leaderboard at the end of April & May will each receive a DVD copy of 'In Search of Carpiness II' signed by Mark Pitchers!
  13. What problems are you having on your phone MO? We've had no reported issues on either iphone or Android
  14. Hi Norm, Did you follow the instructions at this link? Where are you having difficulty?
  15. Big Carp Tackle are offering CAG members an exclusive 10% discount on orders placed between Noon Today (Monday Feb 17th) until Midnight Sunday Feb 23rd 2020 (CST). Orders apply to 'In Stock' items only (not Special Order or Out of Stock items) & excludes Shipping Costs. PLEASE NOTE: You must read the rules & use the Special Order Link & Discount Code BEFORE you place an order! CAG Members can click on the link below. https://www.carpanglersgroup.com/forum/index.php?/topic/59100-big-carp-tackle-special-member-discount/ If you are not a CAG Member (trial memberships do not qualify for the BCT Discount) then Join Now! Click Here to Join CAG!
  16. Another way to keep up to date is to use the Managed Content option. This allows you to receive Daily or Weekly email updates on Recent Posts and Responses. Here's how! First click on your Profile Name in the top right hand corner of the screen & then click Manage Followed Content There are number of options you can choose but to get a summary of ALL the latest posts click Topics then Filter By then All Then simply click on Change Preferences along side just ONE of the topics shown and then chose your email notification preference and then FINALLY Click Update Preferences... And don't forget to check that your Profile has your most up to date email address under the Settings tab!
  17. One of the most useful ways to keep up to date on recent CAG Forum posts is to use the 'Unread Content' button. This will give you a drop down list of all the recent posts that you have not yet read. You can then simply click on the ones you want to read. 1. On a computer screen you'll find it in the Upper right hand corner of the web browser. 2. On the Mobile Device platform you'll find it as follows: Click on highlighted area then... Click "Activity" then... Click 'Unread Content'
  18. Willem will set up the Spring 2020 leaderboard nearer the time.
  19. Please take a moment to check and if necessary update your CAG forum details. Just log-in, click Store then the My Details tab. You can then update your mailing address, email information etc as needed.
  20. Sign up now for the CAG Spring Big 4 2020! Registration is open until Midday March 14th 2020. No entries will be accepted after that time & date.
  21. Spring Big 4 2020 March 15th – June 15th 2020 These are the final and definitive rules for the CAG Spring Big 4 2020. It is the Competitors responsibility to read and understand these rules. Entry to take part in the Spring Big 4 2020 binds you to these rules. If in doubt ask! No changes or allowances will be made to catches or uploads that are outside of these rules. 1. To enter the Big 4 competition you must be a FULLY paid up CAG member (temporary memberships are excluded from entering) and have registered and paid your entry fee of $10.00 payable in the CAG Store for the Spring Big 4 2020 before Noon on March 14th. No entries will be accepted if your registration or payment falls beyond this date. Please make sure that once you have paid your entry fee entry that you then Register on the CAG Leaderboard. You only have to register ONCE: if you have already registered for other events, i.e. Big 4 or the ATC, then all you need to do is Log in and add the Spring Big 4 2020 event to your name. Instructions on how to use the leaderboard will be posted separately. 2. The Competition will run from March 15th at 0:01am until midnight on June 15th 2020. All uploads must be completed by midnight on June 15th. If you have an issue whereby the upload of an entry is not accepted by the CAG Leaderboard on June 15th you must contact Willem by email: big4@joincag.com by no later than Midday June 16th. Provided your entry complies with the rules we will accept your entry and assist you in including it on the leaderboard. No upload or messages posted with a date/time of June 16th midday or beyond will count. 3. Upload protocol must be adhered to in order to have an entry accepted. If any requirement or detail is missing then the entry will not be counted. It is the Angler’s responsibility to ensure all details are correctly entered. See Rule #6 4. Only your four biggest fish of the common, mirror or leather varieties count (no grass, buffalo or other strains/breeds will be accepted). Upload the first four fish that you catch during the qualifying period. Subsequently, ONLY UPLOAD a fish if it is BIGGER than your fourth biggest fish. DO NOT UPLOAD FISH THAT ARE SMALLER THAN YOUR FOURTH BIGGEST FISH: this clogs the system and causes errors in uploads. This competition is about four big fish only not the total quantity of fish caught during the competition. 5. Upload your entries within 48 hours of capture and certainly no more than 5 days during the period of the competition. All uploads must be completed by midday the day after the competition ends. If you have upload problems you must notify us using this email address only: big4@joincag.com 6. Your Upload must include the following details: (1)Trophy Photo of you, the captor, with the fish, the Scales used to weigh the fish & the Spring Big 4 Logo for 2020 clearly visible in black and white or color; (2) The exact weight of the fish in lbs and ozs; (3) The State in which the fish was caught. (4) The date and time of capture which must be entered in the comments section under the photo. 7. Photo Requirements: (1) Images must be clear. (See notes below). The fish, angler, scales and logo must all be in focus and clearly visible. (2) The Scales & Big 4 Logo must be positioned in the foreground and as close as possible to the fish (scales or logo’s positioned in the background behind the angler and fish are not acceptable). (3) All photo images must clearly show the full width of the fish. Photos where the fish is presented at an angle (45 degrees, tail or head first etc) to the camera will not be accepted. The CAG BOD reserves the right to request an angler entered in the CAG Big 4 to submit his/her scales for verification in the event of any disputes. 8. The Spring Big 4 2020 logo will be available for download in a separate thread just before the start of the Competition (just before midnight on March 14th). 9. Prizes will be awarded to the Anglers finishing in the first 10 places which will be determined as the aggregate of that Anglers best four fish caught within the rules and during the period of the Big 4 Competition. There will be individual prizes awarded for Biggest Common and Biggest Mirror. Additional recognition awards will be made to the captors of the four biggest fish in the 5 regional areas. 10. Fish Care. Any entries not showing proper fish handling or care will be rejected! 11. For the first 72 hours only entries will be also accepted where the photo shows the CAG Spring Big 4 2020 Logo clearly visible on a cell phone or iPad/tablet etc. Printed Logo’s are valid at ALL times during the event dates. 12. All Anglers must be in possession of the corresponding State Fishery License. 13. All fish must be caught on a single hook rig, using legal rod and line methods and must be returned safely without harm. How to Weigh your Catch Please check your scales for accuracy and ensure that you properly zero the weigh sling (wetted but properly drained) before weighing your catch. Here’s a suggestion: wet your weigh sling, shake off any excess water then hang it on the scales until the water drains and the weight is stable. This usually takes less than 30 seconds. Then zero the scales with the sling on the scales and weigh the fish. Scales must be suspended from a Tripod, Weigh Bar or Weigh Crook to ensure stability and accuracy of weight. Holding the scales with your hands will result in an inaccurate reading. Some pointers and suggestions for photos. The Big 4 Logo should be printed out to ensure it can be clearly seen in the photo (Letter or half letter size is ideal). Enclose your logo in a zip lock bag or get it laminated to prevent it getting wet or damaged. When taking the photo have the fish close to your body with your elbows balanced on the thigh/knee area and over a suitable un-hooking mat. This allows you to keep proper control of the fish and to place it back on the mat easily and quickly if required. Do not hold the fish out at arms length or while standing. The fish, angler, scales and logo must all be in focus. When taking the picture do not zoom in to just have angler and fish. Zooming in reduces the pixilation count on the photo and reduces the quality of the photo. Winners photos will be used for magazine publication and the biggest regional fish photos will be used for awards. A good example of a Big 4 Entry Photo that meets the Requirements for Rules # 7 & #10
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