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  1. 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:
  2. 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
  3. Please note: These instructions were set up for 2019 Fall Big 4. Just substitute 2020 Spring Big 4 instead.
  4. 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!
  5. What problems are you having on your phone MO? We've had no reported issues on either iphone or Android
  6. Hi Norm, Did you follow the instructions at this link? Where are you having difficulty?
  7. 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!
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  9. 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'
  10. Willem will set up the Spring 2020 leaderboard nearer the time.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. Champion of the Queen Award 2019 recipient - Dean Brookes Since its inception back in 1993, the Carp Anglers Group “Champion of the Queen” award (sometimes referred as “Protector of the Queen” award) has been used to acknowledge exceptional achievements in promoting CAG and carp angling in North America. It is named after the description given by Sir Izaak Walton to the carp in his book the ‘Compleat Angler’ first published in 1653 “The Carp is the Queen of Rivers: a stately, good and very subtle fish”. The Champion of the Queen is nominated by the CAG President and Vice-President and voted on by the CAG Directors. It is commemorated by an engraved presentation piece and a lifetime membership to CAG. I’m indebted to Dave Pickering who nominated Dean Brookes, CAG NACA Editor, and I was not only delighted to support Dave’s nomination but that we both Dave & I had the opportunity to present the award to Dean in person on the riverbank. Dean has been the NACA editor in chief since 2014 and has helped transform the NACA online magazines together with the annual printed editions. As well as introducing many top North American based writers Dean has also engaged some of Europe’s carp luminaries to write for the NACA. Dean has also been an engaged and motivated member of the CAG Board and a very well received presenter at the North American Carp Conference. He is also known to be a very fine angler and able catch a fish or three… usually bigger than mine! Congratulations Dean!
  15. Champion of the Queen Award 2019 recipient - Dean Brookes Since its inception back in 1993, the Carp Anglers Group “Champion of the Queen” award (sometimes referred as “Protector of the Queen” award) has been used to acknowledge exceptional achievements in promoting CAG and carp angling in North America. It is named after the description given by Sir Izaak Walton to the carp in his book the ‘Compleat Angler’ first published in 1653 “The Carp is the Queen of Rivers: a stately, good and very subtle fish”. The Champion of the Queen is nominated by the CAG President and Vice-President and voted on by the CAG Directors. It is commemorated by an engraved presentation piece and a lifetime membership to CAG. I’m indebted to Dave Pickering who nominated Dean Brookes, CAG NACA Editor, and I was not only delighted to support Dave’s nomination but that both Dave & I had the opportunity to present the award to Dean in person while on the riverbank. Dean has been the NACA editor in chief since 2014 and has helped transform the NACA online magazines together with the annual printed editions. As well as introducing many top North American based writers Dean has also engaged some of Europe’s carp luminaries to write for the NACA. Dean has also been an engaged and motivated member of the CAG Board and a very well received presenter at the North American Carp Conference. He is also known to be a very fine angler and able catch a fish or three… usually bigger than mine!
  16. $1,000 PRIZES & AWARDS - The Top Ten Big 4 Fish Captors - will be awarded prizes based on the order of the Total Weight of Biggest 4 Fish submitted by a registered angler & caught from anywhere in North America. 1st - $300 * 2nd - $150 * 3rd - $100 * 4th - $75 * 5th - $50 * 6th thro' 10th - $30 each *Awarded as Gift Certificates to spend with Big Carp Tackle Additional Prizes will be awarded for: - Biggest Common and Biggest Mirror - - Regional Awards - A Photo Plaque awarded to honor the Biggest 4 Fish winners from each of the 5 Regions below (Anglers will be required to indicate the state in which those fish were caught). Regions I - IV shown below Plus Canada & Mexico Region V
  17. Thanks to the fine folk at Carpology Magazine CAG Members can take advantage of a very special rate for the Digital Version. Currently it works out to only $21.00 for 13 issues! You can read it on a wide choice of devices including Android, IOS, Kindle and PC. Simply follow this link to find out more! https://www.carpanglersgroup.com/forum/index.php?/topic/59061-carpology-magazine-digital-subscription-offer/ Carpology is renowned for its excellent articles from top anglers including Terry Hearn, Gaz Fareham, Frank Warwick, Ian Chilcott, Terry Dempsey, Julian Cundiff, Tom Maker and many, many more! You will also get the latest product reviews along with great ideas on the latest rigs and bait and approaches to improve your own carp fishing.
  18. This 3 Part Series by Mario Kok give us an extraordinary insight to his making and using boilies to catch big carp in the wild waters of Mexico. Mario is an exceptional 'thinking' angler and there is no doubt CAG members will find these articles incredibly helpful in their quest to catch big carp in North American waters. We will also be adding a link / download for the Boilie Calculator spreadsheet created by Mario. This will allow you to input a list of your intended boilie ingredient quantities and get a preview of the overall Nutritional Values (protein, carb and fat percentages) together with key information on the Hardness of the boilie, Ease of Processing the ingredients and the overall level of 'attraction' or Instant Response. Please note that you must be a CAG member to download these files.
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    This 3 Part Series by Mario Kok give us an extraordinary insight to his making and using boilies to catch big carp in the wild waters of Mexico. Mario is an exceptional 'thinking' angler and there is no doubt CAG members will find these articles incredibly helpful in their quest to catch big carp in North American waters. We will also be adding a link / download for the Boilie Calculator spreadsheet created by Mario. This will allow you to input a list of your intended boilie ingredient quantities and get a preview of the overall Nutritional Values (protein, carb and fat percentages) together with key information on the Hardness of the boilie, Ease of Processing the ingredients and the overall level of 'attraction' or Instant Response. Please note that you must be a CAG member to download these files.

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  20. I'm looking for a volunteer to help run the 2020 CAG Spring Big 4 The event details and rules are set up from previous years so it mostly comes down to Promoting the event (through social media etc), overseeing the fish posted to the leader board during the event and then finalizing the winners and prizes at the end. If can help or have any questions please drop me an email ASAP. Thanks, Iain email: anglingsolutions@gmail.com
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    Boilies Calculator - Ounces Our thanks to Mario Kok who created the Boilie Calculator. This will allow you to input a list of your intended boilie ingredient quantities and get a preview of the overall Nutritional Values (protein, carb and fat percentages) together with key information on the Hardness of the boilie, Ease of Processing the ingredients and the overall level of 'attraction' or Instant Response. Please read his Boosting Confidence with Boilies to learn more about using the file! Please also not that there are already some values entered into this download file. Please feel free to set those ingredients to '0' or your own values as needed. Please note that you must be a CAG member to download these files.

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