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  1. In 2023 the Junior International Carp Tournament celebrated its 20th year! Over 80 Junior Anglers including 30 newcomers competed for Trophies, Cash Prizes and Awards over two days fishing for carp on the mighty St Lawrence River in upper state New York! The 2024 Junior Tournament takes place July 18-20 based in Waddington, NY There are two age groups: Girls 11-14 & Boys 11-14 Girls 15-18 & Boys 15-18 The Junior Tournament is hosted by the Carp Anglers Group and St Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce. It is supported by local companies, sponsors and generous donors. It is part of a series or tournaments supported by a Market New York grant from I LOVE NY/New York State Division of Tourism through the Regional Economic Development Council initiative. For more details and an entry form please email: jrcarptournament@gmail.com Connor Wright Overall Winner in 2023
  2. The Baiting Pyramid View File The Baiting Pyramid was originally developed by Mike Wilson and resulted in some remarkable big fish catches from Savay lake in the UK. Here Iain Sorrell writes about its origins and highlights its effectiveness here in North America. Submitter Savayman Submitted 02/27/2024 Category General  
  3. *** Spring Big 4 2024 *** - Now over $1,900 in PRIZES & AWARDS - Become a CAG Member and sign up before midday March 14th! Click Here to become a CAG Member! CAG Members Click Here to: Read the Rules, Register and Enter your Catches. Spring Big 4 Prizes & Awards - Top Ten Big 4 Fish Captors – 1st - $300 * 2nd - $150 * 3rd - $100 * 4th - $75 * 5th - $50 * 6th thro' 10th - $35 each - The Big Fish & Regional Prizes - Biggest Common will receive *$175, Biggest Mirror will receive *$175, Plus * $100 for each Big 4 Regional Award Winner -- New Biggest Buffalo Prize $200 -- Big Common, Big Mirror, Big Buff & Regional Winners will also receive 10x8 Photo Plaques *Awarded as Gift Certificates to spend with CarpAngler.com Our thanks to Carp Angler for their generous support of the CAG Spring Big 4 2024 Prizes will be awarded as Gift Vouchers redeemable with: https://www.carpangler.com/ North American Regions (Anglers will be required to indicate the state in which each fish entered was caught). Regions I - IV shown below Plus Canada & Mexico Region V
  4. By Registering for the Spring Big 4 2024 you agree to abide to the following rules! Spring Big 4 2024 March 15th – June 15th 2024 These are the final and definitive rules for the CAG Spring Big 4 2024. Entry to take part in the Spring Big 4 2024 binds you to these rules. It is the Competitors responsibility to read, understand and abide by these rules. No changes or allowances will be made to catches or uploads outside of these rules. If in doubt ask! 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 $12.00 payable in the CAG Store for the Spring Big 4 2024 before Noon on March 14th. No entries will be accepted if your registration or payment falls beyond this date. - Please look for a separate topic on how to post your catches! - 2. The Competition will run from Match 15th at 0:01am until midnight on June 15th 2024. 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 carp, or other strains/breeds will be accepted) and must be caught from North American waters (fish raised in stock ponds or from commercial venues such as paylakes etc may not be entered). 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 & not the total quantity of fish caught during the competition. 4 (a). For Spring 2024 you can also enter your Biggest Large or Small Mouth Buffalo capture for a special Biggest Buffalo Prize. This runs separate to the CAG Big 4 Common Carp event but all other rules apply. 5. Upload your entries within 48 hours of capture and before midnight on the last day when the competition ends. If you have upload problems or unable to upload within 48 hours of capture you must notify us using this email address only: big4@joincag.com See Rule #2 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 2024 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. (4) Photoshoped or altered entries may be subject to disqualification. The CAG BOD reserves the right to request any angler entered in the CAG Big 4 to submit his/her scales and photo date stamp for verification in the event of any disputes. 8. The Spring Big 4 2024 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 2024 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 necessary State Fishing 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 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 body of 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 The Big 4 logo and Scales are positioned & clearly visible in the foreground. The fish is also being held & supported correctly & positioned over a suitable protective mat
  5. CAG Member Prize Draw 2024 ---- It's Free! You just have to be a Fully Paid Member! ---- The Carp Anglers Group Members Draw for 2024 has an incredible array of prizes! Almost $3,500 in prizes have already been gathered or donated. On March 30th a randomized draw will decide the lucky CAG Members who will receive one of the exciting prizes below. All you have to do is ensure you are a fully paid CAG member* before the draw date! *temporary & e-memberships are not included Here are the Prizes. TWO lucky CAG Members will each receive a Solar P1 Euro Universal Pod complete with Front & Rear Buzz bars) – Value $745 each Thinking Anglers 600D Ruck Pack $115 Thinking Anglers Camflex Tackle Pouch $40 Deeper Pro + worth $199 Carp Angler Gift Voucher worth $550 Big Carp Tackle Gift Voucher $500 Carp Bait USA Gift Voucher $250 Carp Maxx Bait Product Gift Voucher $200 Three Prizes of Fire Maple Bankside Cooking Sets - value: $75 each If you are not already a CAG Member it is easy to join! Just Click Here to Join! For $25 (then $20 annually) which includes a New Member pack with a NACA Magazine, CAG Decals and basic starter tackle items. If you need to check your CAG Membership click on Store then Manage Purchases. You can also renew your membership if it has lapsed. New Members Only can also purchase a CAG Membership with a special Gardner Tackle Offer worth $75 for Only $40 through our friends at Big Carp Tackle: Click here for the CAG New Member and Gardner Tackle Package
  6. To all our CAG members, families and friends we wish you all the very best of the Season!
  7. NACA Q3 2023 View File Enjoy the latest issue of the North American Carp Angler magazine Submitter Savayman Submitted 12/12/2023 Category General  
  8. CAG Monthly Photographic Competition ‘The Essence of Carp Fishing in North America’ CAG members are invited to submit photographs that capture what is unique and exciting about carp fishing in North America. Each month the winner will receive a special prize plus recognition for two runners up. The photos do not have to be of someone holding a fish (this is NOT a Trophy fish competition) but they should be recognizable as being related to carp or buffalo fishing in North America and should reflect the capture of a special moment. The ‘essence’ of carp fishing in North America might memorialize a remarkable scale pattern, someone’s first carp, a group of friends fishing together, a spectacular sunset, time of year or perhaps a dramatic background or landscape. The judges will be fellow members who should pay particular attention to the subject matter and composition and not just the photographic or editing skills. In the event of a tie or any disputes the CAG BOD will be the final arbitrator. Each month we’ll announce a winner and Award a prize or voucher (worth $100) with the winning photo appearing in a forthcoming NACA magazine as well as the CAG Forum Site and Facebook page. The top 3 will also receive CAG Medals. The Rules: The entrant must be a Full CAG Member & the owner of any copyright to the photograph. An entrant may submit a maximum of TWO photos only in each month. The photograph must have been taken in the submission month (final date for submissions is 24 hours after the end of each month) All fish photos must demonstrate appropriate carp care and catch & release Each submission must include the following details: 1. The type of device (e.g. camera or phone) used. 2. The date the photo was taken. 3. Location (nearest Town and State). 4. Your Name 5. Photo Title (e.g. Mirror Magic, Waiting for the Bite etc) Entries should be submitted to the “CAG Essence of Carping Competition” under the appropriate "Month" below. Entrants agree that CAG may use or display a submitted photo on the CAG website and Social Media resources. CAG Members Click to Enter the Essence of Carping Photo Competition!
  9. Fish from ANY region count towards your overall Big 4. You could also win a Regional award from more than one region
  10. We are still having some intermittent issues with PayPal payments not going through from the CAG Store. If you try to sign up as a New CAG Member the CAG Fall Big 4, CCC or Store Items and receive a message that your payment did not go through will help you process the payment. Example below of Error Message: Please Note: We can see those payments that did not go through and will send you a PayPal invoice to process your payment. We will then update the CAG Store once we receive payment to show your purchase as being paid. You will then get an email confirmation. Many thanks for your patience as we work to resolve this issue.
  11. We are still having some intermittent issues with PayPal payments not going through from the CAG Store. If you try to sign up as a CAG Member and / or the CAG Fall Big 4 and receive a message that your payment did not go through we will help you process the payment. We can see those payments that did not go through and will send you a PayPal invoice to process your payment. We will then update the CAG Store to show your purchase as being paid. You will then get an email confirmation. Many thanks for your patience as we work to resolve this issue.
  12. CAG Email - September Update CCC 2023 The 2023 CAG Carp Classic on Saturday Sept 30 is just around the corner! Sign up now to secure your chance of becoming the 2023 North American Champion (Big 4 winner) and / or Carp King (Biggest Carp). There will be top line prizes and awards for Section Winners, Total Overall Weight, First Fish, Smallest Fish and Big Mirror. There will also be a CAG Raffle at the Dinner and Prize Giving! Click here for CCC 2023 Details & Registration CAG Fall Big 4 Be sure to sign up! Once again we have over $1,700 in prizes for the Top Ten Big 4 Winners, Big Common, Big Mirror and Regional Winners. We will also award Photo Plaques to the Big Fish and Regional Winners. Prizes will be in the form of Gift Vouchers to spend at carpangler.com Starts October 1st and runs until November 30th. Click for more Fall Big 4 2023 Details Here Essence of Carping Photo Competition June winners should be receiving their prizes and medals and July winners are being voted on and results will be posted in the next few days. Unfortunately a technical glitch prevented August entries being posted but September and October are good to go. For Essence of Carping Details Click Here Volunteers Needed! CAG needs your help in the following areas. - NACA magazine support to source and create articles and content. - Assistance to help with managing and highlighting events such as the CCC, Big 4, Photo competition etc. - Social Media and Web support. If you have experience in these areas please email cagstaff@carpanglersgroup.com
  13. Unfortunately we seem to be having an issue processing payments with PayPal through the CAG store. If you are trying to sign up for Membership, CAG FALL Big 4 and/or CCC 2023 and run into a problem with your purchase via the CAG Store please send me a PM or email: treasurer@carpanglersgroup.com We have a fix to get you signed up in the meantime
  14. Hi Darci, For some reason your PayPal subscription did not update correctly when it auto renewed on Sept 08 2022. I've renewed your membership and we will check to see if it works correctly in a couple of days. You are an active CAG member again
  15. CAG Big 4 Competition - What's it All About? The CAG BIG 4 Competition takes place twice a year - In Spring (March 15 - June 15) and Fall (October 1 - November 30th). Anglers simply upload details (Photo, Weight, Date of Capture and State where caught) of their Biggest 4 Fish caught during the period of the competition. Anglers taking part MUST follow the rules especially those regarding Photo Requirements. There are no exceptions. Any Fully Paid CAG Member can enter for just $12 to take part (temporary memberships are excluded from taking part). If you are not yet a member you can join by clicking here: Click Here to Join CAG If your membership has expired please login to your account to renew your membership or message Barry Howard for assistance.
  16. *** Fall Big 4 2023 *** - Over $1,700 in PRIZES & AWARDS - Become a CAG Member and sign up before midday Sept 30th! Click Here to become a CAG Member! CAG Members Click Here to: Read the Rules, Register and Enter your Catches. FALL Big 4 Prizes & Awards - Top Ten Big 4 Fish Captors – 1st - $300 * 2nd - $150 * 3rd - $100 * 4th - $75 * 5th - $50 * 6th thro' 10th - $35 each - The Big Fish & Regional Prizes - Biggest Common will receive *$175, Biggest Mirror will receive *$175, Plus * $100 for each Big 4 Regional Award Winner Big Common, Big Mirror & Regional Winners will also receive 10x8 Photo Plaques *Awarded as Gift Certificates to spend with CarpAngler.com Our thanks to Carp Angler for their generous support of the CAG Fall Big 4 2023 Prizes will be awarded as Gift Vouchers redeemable with: https://www.carpangler.com/ North American Regions (Anglers will be required to indicate the state in which each fish entered was caught). Regions I - IV shown below Plus Canada & Mexico Region V
  17. On The Water magazine - Why Fish for Carp by Craig Buddo View File A very nice article by Craig Buddo highlighting the carp fishing. Submitter Savayman Submitted 08/24/2023 Category General  
  18. CCC 2023 Awards & Prizes: The Prizes A very big thank you to Rafal Wlazlo & www.carpangler.com for supporting the CAG Carp Classic CCC 2023. The North American Champion (Big 4) will take home a Smart Cradle System worth $500 Carp King (Big Fish) a $300 carpangler.com Store Gift Certificate. Additional Prizes will be awarded to 2nd & 3rd places etc.
  19. Places to stay for the CCC 2023 Here is an option for folk looking for somewhere to stay - they have cabins, RV's, Tents as well as places for you to park or camp: Tree Topia Campground
  20. 2023 CCC RULES As a minimum there shall be prizes for the Biggest Carp, and Biggest 4 Carp (total weight of 4 biggest carp caught by angler). Additional Prizes for Total Overall Weight, Section Winners, First Fish, Smallest Fish and Biggest Mirror are also being planned. Carp King Belt Buckle awarded for the capture of the Biggest Carp North American Champion Trophy awarded to Biggest 4 Carp 1.The Peg Draw shall start no later than 7:00 am on Saturday morning (Anglers who are arriving early in the morning must register and have their scales checked before 6:30am), with Fishing from 8:00am to 4:00pm. The Award Ceremony will follow at the advertised time & place. Scale certification will also be available on Friday evening at the Meet & Greet. 2. All anglers must hold a valid NY fishing license. All anglers must have pre-registered and have pre-paid all entry fees before the draw. There is to be no fishing by anglers along the venue on the day PRIOR to the CCC date; any competitor found pre-baiting, plumbing, or fishing after this time and before the official start of the competition will be disqualified, and their entry fees forfeited. 3. This is a catch-and-release competition; no fish will be weighed unless it was caught fairly (hook must be within 2 inches of the fishes mouth), has been handled safely, and can be released alive. 4. Any angler found attempting to weigh in fish that are snagged, foul-hooked (hook is in a part of the fish’s body more than 2 inches from the mouth) or caught by any other unfair means will be disqualified from the competition. The Weigh Officials’ decision in all such cases shall be final. 5. Only Carp ( Common or Mirror ) can be weighed in and counted for any awards or prizes. All other fish (including Game Fish) do not count, and must be returned immediately to the water. Anyone attempting to retain a Game Fish will be disqualified from the competition. 6. If two anglers, as a result of travelling together or a requirement for extra assistance, need to fish adjacent pegs then they must notify the Draw Official no later than the evening BEFORE the peg draw. These anglers will be allowed to draw first. One of the two Anglers will draw a peg number and the next peg will be assigned to his partner. In the event the first angler picks an end peg the two pegs above or below will be assigned. This will ensure that there are always independent anglers either side of the Two anglers for the purposes of weighing as in Rule 18. Please note: The CCC is an Individual tournament and EACH angler MUST fish independently of any other. Each angler must fish and place all of their fishing equipment within a rod-length (12 feet) either side of their peg. Anglers can cast to any point up to halfway between their peg and the pegs on either side, or up to 15 yards from their peg in the case of end peg in the section. Any infringements in placing their fishing equipment more than 12 feet from their peg, or in attempted casting outside their peg area, will make the Angler concerned liable for disqualification from the competition. 7. Big Carp are hard-fighting fish; there may be a need for an angler to leave their peg location momentarily, to play a fish that is running parallel to the bank. Please be considerate of other anglers; try and avoid playing your fish in their pegged areas. Adjacent pegged anglers are encouraged to help an angler in difficulties with a big fish by removing their lines from the water while the fish is being played. Neighboring Anglers can help by netting fish or removing other rods for the Angler; no other assistance is allowed. 8. Anglers may leave their pegged area to answer a call of nature, etc. All lines must be reeled in before leaving. If the angler wishes to leave during the competition, they need to record their leaving time with the Anglers either side of them, and remove all their equipment from their pegged area. Anglers must be present at the end of the Awards Ceremony after competition closes to be eligible for any prizes and awards. 9. No boats, bait-boats or wading, use of floatation devices or swimming (except in an emergency!); fishing from the shoreline only. Exception – an angler can enter the water by authorization from a Weigh Offficial or Angler at the next peg, to free a fish caught in a snag, weed or otherwise in distress or possible danger. Please ensure that you receive a verbal authorization from the Angler at the next peg or Official present before you enter the water. 10. Only 2 RODS per angler may be used at any time, with 1 single hook per rod. Hooks can be no larger than a size 1, recommended hook patterns are barbless and micro-barbed (e.g. a standard Carp Hook), or have the barb squeezed down with pliers. Hooks larger than a size 1, multiple hooks, double or treble hooks and hooks with an oversized barb are not allowed. Weigh Officials have the right to inspect angler’s hooks, and can disallow fish caught on any other type of hook; Weigh Officials decision in all such cases will be final. The angler can use an additional rod for spodding, spombing, or controlling a marker float; no fishhooks can be attached to any part of the line on this rod. The angler can have additional rods pre-rigged at the peg; but they can only have a maximum of two baits in the water at any time. Any angler found breaking these rules or fishing or attempting to fish in an unsportsmanlike way will be disqualified from the competition. Any angler breaking the 2 rod & 1 hook per line competition rules will be disqualified from the competition. 11. Required for each angler: a well-padded unhooking mat, a carp-specific weigh sling, a set of scales & tripod/monopod for weighing the fish, and at least 1 mesh style/CAG approved & well ventilated carp sack or retention sling (for retaining fish in the water before weighing), and a soft, knotless mesh “fish friendly” landing net of the appropriate size. Anglers will not be allowed to count fish towards their total if they do not have a suitable mat and landing net. 12. Pre-Baiting will not be allowed. No breaking of the water is allowed before the start of the competition, except to plumb the depth, position a marker float, wet nets, unhooking mats and carp-sacks. Anglers are allowed to draw a small amount of water in a suitable bucket or pail, to wet and prepare ground bait (chum) before the start. 13. The competition will start promptly at the advertised time; fishing time will be signaled by one long blast on a car horn or by Weigh Officials. The fishing period will last a maximum of 8 hours with competition close announced by two long blasts on a car horn or Weigh Stewards. All fishing lines must be removed promptly at the end of the competition. Any angler playing a fish when the competition end is announced must call out and signal “Fish On”. The angler will have a maximum of 15 minutes to play the fish in and net it; timekeeping will be the responsibility of the Anglers at adjacent pegs 14. ALL Baits and Chum / Ground bait must be fish safe. Allowed baits include bread, corn (sweetcorn or boiled maize), particles, boilies, pellet and paste baits, etc. In addition, anglers can use natural baits such as worms, night crawlers, maggots, mealworms, wax worms, crickets and hellgrammites, etc. Artificial baits, attached to each hook/hair rig system (e.g. artificial corn, boilie, crayfish fly, etc.) can be used, but no spoons, plugs, jigs, or other metal lures can be used. The Weigh Officials have the right to inspect all baits, and disallow any bait they deem illegal, offensive or dangerous. 15. All standard, Carp-safe rigs are allowed; all rigs should include either a Safety Clip or allow the lead/sinker to slide over knots in the case of an Inline, Helicopter, or Method Feeder rig. Zig Fishing, Fly Fishing, Float Fishing or Pole Fishing Rigs must include a lower breaking strain leader/hook length/tippet, to avoid a Carp breaking off the whole rig. All rigs are liable to inspection by Weigh Officials; any unsafe rigs found must be changed immediately, or the Angler concerned will be disqualified from the competition. Weighing Officials decision in all such cases will be final. 16. Ground baiting (chumming) is allowed only after the advertised start time. Spods / Spombs, PVA bags, nets & string, catapults (fishing slingshots), throwing spoons, and feeders of all types are acceptable. Please bait intelligently and only within your peg area. 17. Scales Calibration Check - Any Angler wanting to use their scales to have their fish weighed by a neighboring Angler must present their scales for calibration check to the Weigh Officials on Friday evening (or at 6:30am on Saturday morning for those Anglers arriving on Saturday). Weigh Officials will mark checked scales for neighboring Anglers to identify which scales can be used for weighing purposes. 18. Weighing System – Each angler’s fish will be weighed and recorded by a neighboring Angler on the Anglers Weigh Sheet with exact weight, type (Common or Mirror Carp), and time caught. The neighboring Angler will also sign the Weigh Sheet. It is each angler’s ultimate responsibility for ensuring that his/her fish is recorded accurately, and that the Weigh Sheet is delivered to the Weigh Officials at the end of the competition. In the event of any weighing disagreements or discrepancies, please notify the Organizer or Weigh Official immediately, within 1 hour of the end of the competition day, in person. The Organizer and Weigh Official will examine the Angler’s Weigh Sheet, talk to the Recording Angler, and will advise the angler of the decision. In all cases, the Organizers decision shall be final and binding. 19. In the event of a tie for any total or big 4 weight awards & prizes, the angler with the biggest single fish shall be judged the winner. In the event of a tie for the weight of a single fish award or prize, the award of trophy will be decided by a coin toss. 20. A Runner (Angler’s Guest) is allowed to be with the Angler at their designated peg, to support the Anglers by netting fish, assisting the Weigh Officials with the weighing and recording of fish, and by releasing fish safely back to the water. In addition, the Runner can leave the peg at any time, to fetch food and drink, carry the Angler’s gear, and liaise with spectators, the Weigh Team, and Media Representatives. The Runner cannot bait the hook for the angler, cast out, or otherwise touch the fishing rod until the fish is netted; at that point the Runner may move the rod and net out of the way, assist with unhooking the fish, and liaise with the Weigh Official. 21. Anglers are responsible for their own property, safety and liability for any damage or injury to others. The Organizer of this competition, and the Sponsors, wave any liability for any personal loss or injury, howsoever caused; this is an “enter-at-your-own-risk” event. Please remember that there are likely to be spectators and children present at all times. Look behind you before you cast! 22. You must be a Fully Paid CAG Member over the age of 16 (on or before the date of the event) to enter the CCC. The $65 Entry Fee must be fully paid to CAG before the draw on Sept 30th. This event will be limited to a maximum of 50 Anglers. 23. If the event needs to be cancelled, due to extreme weather conditions, Covid restrictions etc any refunds will be at the sole discretion of the CAG BOD; their decision will be final. 24. Anglers will be required to sign a waiver of liability before being allowed to enter the draw; any refusal to sign will result in instant disqualification of that Angler. Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian also sign the waiver. A valid NYS fishing license must be with you when fishing. Licenses can be obtained on line. http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6091.html Out of state members can purchase a one day license for $10 The Hudson River is a tidal river and as anyone who has ever fished a tidal river knows adjustments have to be made for the flow and changes in depth. Be prepared!
  21. The awards will be consistent with the CCC tradition: The North American Champion trophy will be awarded to the angler with the Four Fish with the greatest total weight (Big 4). Winners will be able to have their name engraved & added to the trophy. The Trophy is held by the winner and then passed onto to future winners. The North American Carp King Jeweled Belt Buckle will be awarded to the angler catching the Single Heaviest Carp. In addition, we will have Special Awards for the angler landing the Biggest Mirror, Smallest Carp Caught, First Carp Caught, the Heaviest Combined Total-Weight as well as Trophies for each Section Winner (Big 4). In case of ties, see the rules. We will also have a variety of tackle prizes to award to winners.
  22. Registration for the 2022 CAG Carp Classic is now LIVE! Cost is $65 for CAG Members which includes your CCC Entry as well as Dinner at the Awards Ceremony. Non members pay $90 which includes CAG Membership. Click Here to Register for the CCC 2023 & Dinner CAG Members please note you must be logged into the Forum to get the $65 CAG member rate! You can also purchase dinner for a non-fishing guest for the Awards Ceremony on the Saturday night. *** CCC 2023 Commemorative T-Shirts are also available for purchase *** Designs will be similar to last year and images will be uploaded soon Click Here to Order CCC 2023 T-shirts!
  23. 2023 CCC Schedule Saturday September 30th Location: Hudson River, NY Peg Locations*: Coxsackie Riverside Park, Dutchmans Landing & Henry Hudson Park One day NY Freshwater License is $10 Buy online: https://www.ny.gov/services/get-freshwater-fishing-license Friday Sept 29 2023 Meet and Greet: At the Pegasus Restaurant from 5:00 pm A Bar-B-Que will be available in the parking lot 4pm-8pm Get your scales certified. Saturday Sept 30 2023: 7:00am - Peg draw @ Chrissy's Diner (details below) 8:00am - 4:00pm - CCC Fishing 6:00pm - Dinner 7:30pm - Awards, Prize Giving & Raffle The Dinner and Awards will be held at the Pegasus Restaurant Pegasus Restaurant 10885 St. Rte 9w, Coxsackie NY 12051 http://www.pegasuson9w.com 518-731-9200 The Peg draw and Scale Certification will be held in the parking lot behind CHRISSY’s Diner. 11830 Route 9w, West Coxsackie NY 12192. The only red light in Coxsackie turn onto Rt 385 (Mansion St), pull around behind the building to the large parking lot. Certification will be from 6:00 to 7:00. Peg draw @ 7:00. If your coming to the meet and greet on Friday you can also get your scale certified then. We hope Chrissy's will have reopened for breakfast @ 6:00 if anyone wants to grab a bite before the fishing starts. She will also make lunches to go! If Chrissy's is not open you can can also get breakfast sandwiches, subs etc from Griffin's Market 273 Mansion St, Coxsackie, NY 12501 which opens 5am - 9pm. Local Places to Stay! Holiday Inn Express 12740 State Route 9W West Coxsackie 518-719-1999 Best Western Hotel 12600 State Route 9W West Coxsackie 518-731-8300 800-528-1234 21b Motel 12800 State Route 9W West Coxsackie 518-731-2721 Camping: Tents, RV's Cabins: https://www.treetopiacampground.com/ and https://www.campcatskillsrvpark.com/ * Pegs subject to final confirmation
  24. CAG Big 4 Competition - What's it All About? The CAG BIG 4 Competition takes place twice a year - In Spring (March 15 - June 15) and Fall (October 1 - November 30th). Anglers simply upload details (Photo, Weight, Date of Capture and State where caught) of their Biggest 4 Fish caught during the period of the competition. Anglers taking part MUST follow the rules especially those regarding Photo Requirements. There are no exceptions. Any Fully Paid CAG Member can enter for just $12 to take part (temporary memberships are excluded from taking part). If you are not yet a member you can join by clicking here: Click Here to Join CAG If your membership has expired please login to your account to renew your membership or message Barry Howard for assistance. There are now $1,900 in Prizes are up for grabs! Prizes go to the Top Ten Anglers recording the Biggest 4 fish during the competition. There is also a New Biggest Buffalo Prize! Additional Prizes are awarded for the Biggest Common and Biggest Mirror as well as Regional Recognition Awards & Prizes. CAG Members can Register, Read the Rules etc by clicking here: Click Here for Spring Big 4 2024 Sign Up & Rules Our thanks to Carp Angler for their generous support of the CAG Spring Big 4 2024
  25. To all our CAG Members and forum friends I wish you the very best for Christmas & the New Year. May your lines be tight and your nets filled with all manner of scaly specimens. And to friends old and new I hope to share some time on the water with as many of you as possible in the coming year. Stay warm, stay safe and please reach out to those who may need help in those areas hit by the artic conditions.
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