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  1. 2 hours ago, carpist said:

    Who is our Draw Official ? Do anglers need to be traveling together to qualify for fishing adjacent swims ? 

    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.

    Get in touch with Barry Howard. 

  2. 47 minutes ago, David Battistoni said:

    Amy. Where do I find the logo to print

    The logo will be available for printing or downloading late on the evening of Sept 30th. See Rule #8

    8.     The Fall Big 4 2021 logo will be available for download in a separate thread just before the start of the Competition (just before midnight on September 30th). 

  3. This is how your Big 4 Capture Post should look!

    *** Please note the photo clearly shows the Big 4 Logo (which will be posted just before the competition starts) and scales used to weight the fish positioned in the FOREGROUND of the picture. The fish is also being held over a mat and square to the camera (i.e. not at angle or from above or below the level of the fish). The anglers face is also clearly visible. ***

    Any additional Big 4 Captures you simply add by clicking Reply to this Topic


    Photo with Logo Scales.jpg

    January 20 2022

    18lb 3 oz

  4. CCC 2021 Covid Guidelines 

    In an effort to ensure everyone’s safety while competing at the CCC 2021 event and especially during social gatherings such as the dinner and award ceremony we would ask everyone to respect the sections of the New York State Guidelines as outlined below: 

    Governor’s Office Releases Updated Food Service Guidance - June 9, 2021
    Today, the Governor’s office released the updated guidance for food service establishments operating outside of New York City.

    • The lifting of all social distancing and capacity measures for vaccinated individuals at bars and restaurants.
    • Individuals who are unvaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status are still required to wear masks and socially distance.

    If you are not vaccinated or travelling from a high-risk area or may have been in contact with someone who has recently tested positive please consider getting tested for Covid-19 within 72 hours before coming to the CCC 2021 event.

    Many pharmacies (CVS, Walgreens, Walmart etc) offer rapid testing (usually free for both insured & uninsured) or you can use a service that visits your home or work such as www.beepermd.com which offers a rapid antigen test for $30 

    Thank you for your consideration in helping to protect both yourself and others.

  5. Discovery Month 2021 - The Prizes


    For 2021 we will offer prizes in FOUR Categories  .

    We will have 1st place awards for One Adult & One Junior (under 16) CAG member. There will also be additional prizes for Best Photo plus another for the Best Video submission.

    Winners stories, photos and video's will be highlighted in a future edition of the North American Carp Angler (NACA) Magazine.

    Please note that all winners will be determined by a CAG Member poll.


    First Place Adult CAG Member Prize: 

    ·         $50 Voucher or Product (Company to be determined)

    ·         Story Published in NACA  (priceless!!)

    ·         A choice of CAG Merchandise ($50 value)

    ·         Free 1 year CAG membership extension ($20 value)

    First Place Junior (under 16) CAG Member Prize: 

    ·         $50 Voucher or Product (Company to be determined)

    ·         Story Published in NACA  (priceless!!)

    ·         A choice of CAG Merchandise ($50 value)

    ·         Free 1 year CAG membership extension ($20 value)

    Best Photo Prize: $50 Voucher or Product (Company to be determined)

    ·         Picture to feature in NACA 

    ·         A choice of CAG Merchandise ($25 value)

    ·         Free 1 year CAG membership extension ($20 value)

    Best Video Prize: 

    ·         $50 Voucher or Product (Company to be determined)

    ·         Video link to feature in an online NACA 

    ·         A choice of CAG Merchandise ($25 value)

    ·         Free 1 year CAG membership extension ($20 value)

  6. Event runs from October 1st to November 15th 2021

    Discovery MO carper boat.jpg


    While many CAG events are based on fish size and number, Discovery Month is based on Writing, Photography and Documenting a carp angler’s success or even, dare we say it... the occasional failure!

    That’s because behind every fishing trip is a story!

    A Discovery Month story should highlight the adventure and experience of carp fishing rather than a list of the fish that were caught.

    Discovery Month is a FREE to enter competition. You do not need to complete a registration form but you must be a CAG member. You just need to go out and fish a new venue (new to you) and report on your experiences (for example what you learned, what you did that worked or did not work, any fish captures or not, why you chose this spot to fish and so on).

    Rules will be posted in a separate thread but remain the same as past years.

    Discovery Month runs from October 1st until November 15th 2021. Only stories that took place in this time period will count.

    Ideally, contestants will start to post their experiences from anytime up to Midnight of the end date.

    A separate thread will be created to post reports and experiences.

  7. Discovery Month 2021 - Rules

    1. Discovery 'month' is actually a 6 week long event which takes place from October 1st to November 15th every year. Participants can fish as much or as little as they want over the course of the month. Anglers can fish more than one swim or water.

    2. Locate one or several swims that to the best of your knowledge a CAG member has not caught a carp from within the last three years. Anglers are encouraged to fish as far away as possible from ‘known’ swims. Participants should at least not be able to see a known swim from the spot they are fishing from.

    3. Document your adventure with photographs and a good story. Remember even a blank can make a great story!

    4. You can fish the way you want, using as many rods as locally allowed, using whatever fancy gear, pre-bait, boats, baitboats, whatever you like, but all carp must be caught with a single hook and demonstrate proper care & handling (catch & release).

    5. Although this event is primarily focused on Cyprinus carpio, feel free to document incidental captures. Your captures of Buffalo, Grass carp & Koi or other incidental species are all welcome.

    6. Carp anglers from any country, any age, and any gender are most welcome. The more participation, the better! Non-CAG members (guests) are welcome to fish with CAG members during the event however they will not be eligible for prizes (so now is a good time to https://www.carpanglersgroup.com/forum/index.php?/store/category/5-join-cag-membership/

    7. This event is run on the honor system. Anglers do not have to disclose venues if they do not feel comfortable doing so. Please no cheating, as you'll only be cheating yourself.

    8. The winners will be decided by a poll of CAG Member Votes. In the event of any discrepancy the CAG BOD will be considered judges of fact and will have the final say.

  8. Jr. Carp Tournament on the St. Lawrence River Attracted Big Carp and Young Anglers from Across the County and the Northeast

    A Lisbon angler beat out 65 other competitors to win the 18th annual St. Lawrence International Jr. Carp Tournament last weekend, July 29-31, 2021.

    Paul “PJ” Payne was grand champion with his heaviest (4) carp weighing 80 lb. 11 oz. He also caught the most fish, with his 14 fish weighing a total of 214 lbs. 10 oz. The 66 competitors caught and released, between Ogdensburg and Massena, New York, a combined total of 164 carp, weighing a total of 2,482 lb.  The tournament was started in 2003 and is now organized by the Carp Anglers Group, North America's longest running carp fishing organization with members across the United States, Canada and Mexico.  This year’s tournament, in its 18th year attracted youth from the Hudson Valley in NY as well as Washington, DC, Connecticut and New Jersey.

    “It was great to have so many kids out on the banks of the River doing what they love. For some, this was their first time ever fishing the St. Lawrence River, for others, this is an annual, multi-generation tradition” noted Jo Ann Roberts, tournament organizer.  Chris Schierkolk, who attended with his son, Gabe, from Washington, DC, commented, "there should be one of these tournaments everywhere in the Country!

    This year’s event was dedicated to participants or supporters who were lost: Riley Basford, Louie Kiah, Terry Rafter, Donnie Smithers and Carl Bennett.

    Results follow:

    Girls 11-14 -- 1st Place: Abbie Belmore, 62 lbs. 8 oz. (Waddington); 2nd Place: Hayley Cota, 36 lbs. 4 oz. (Rennselaer Falls); 3rd Place: Destiny McGee, 31 lbs. 1 oz. (Massena)

    Boys 11-14 -- 1st Place: Gavin Carter, 62 lbs. 15 oz. (Lisbon); 2nd Place: Noah Lamora, 59 lbs. 7 oz. (Potsdam); 3rd Place: Alex Shepard, 56 lbs. 7 oz. (Heuvelton)

    Girls 15-18 -- 1st Place: Delaney O’Brian, 56 lbs. 4 oz. (Lisbon); 2nd Place: Katrina Sheffield, 54 lbs. 15 oz. (Lisbon); 3rd Place: Olivia Caldwell, 51 lbs. 2 oz. (Massena)

    Boys 15-18 -- 1st Place: PJ Payne, 80 lbs. 11 oz. (Lisbon); 2nd Place: Dylan Lamora, 76 lbs. 11 oz. (Potsdam); 3rd Place: Devin Green, 75 lbs. 14 oz. (Potsdam)

    Team Competition -- 1st Place: Reel Spinners, 188 lbs. 6 oz.; 2nd Place: Five Alarm Farm, 181 lbs. 6 oz.; 3rd Place: The Lamora 3 Stooges, 161 lbs. 15 oz.

    Adult Division: -- 1st Place: Michael Gurrola, 86 lbs. 13 oz. (Massena); 2nd Place: Jordan Gilbert, 30 lbs. (Hannawa Falls); 3rd Place: Daniel Jones, 14 lbs. 5 oz. (Croton on Hudson, NY)

    Riley Basford Memorial Sportsmanship Award was presented to Julia Basford.

    This event was also supported by the St. Lawrence County Chamber and a Market New York grant from I LOVE NY/New York State's Division of Tourism awarded as part of the Regional Economic Development Council Initiative. The tournament and all associated festivities were planned to ensure the safety of athletes, staff and guests.


    Photo Caption: 2021 St. Lawrence International Jr. Carp Tournament winner Paul “PJ” Payne with son Jaxxon and a large carp.

  9. Welcome to the Q2 2021 issue of the North American Carp Angler Magazine!

    Click Here to Read NACA Q2 2021

    Another great issue with some fascinating feature articles, 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! Don't forget to check out the library of earlier issues!

    If you would like to submit an article or feature for the next issue or would like details on advertising please get in touch by email: naca@carpanglersgroup.com

    NACA Q2 2021 Front Cover.jpg

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