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  1. Please Release the Big Carp Flyer View File This is a handout flyer that invites people to release big carp. I used Google Translate so not sure how accurate it might be but hopefully it will help! Please Release the Big Carp Please take only smaller carp to eat and release any fish greater than 5Kg or 12lb. This will allow the bigger fish to grow and breed so you will always have fish to eat and it will make good fishing for everyone. Danger! In many places the water and sediments are polluted with dangerous chemicals and toxins. Eating only small fish will be safer for you and your family. It is recommended that you eat only one fish meal each week. Submitter (CT) Savayman Submitted 03/06/2018 Category General
  2. Here's a flyer I made up a few years ago. I used Google translate so cannot vouch for the accuracy of the translations but hopefully it will get the message across! You can print out a few copies and hand them out as you see fit. Please Release the Big Carp.pdf
  3. As President of the Carp Anglers Group of North America I'm immensely proud of this achievement. Common carp are often considered a 'trash' fish here in North America and most states offer no protection for carp (of any size), nor limits on the number of carp that can be killed or taken and in some cases actively promote their destruction. So I'm delighted that my home state of Connecticut has just announced the following new regulations for the creation of trophy carp waters and limits on the taking of carp from all other state waters. COMMON CARP There is now a creel limit of 5 common carp per day, with no more than 1 fish greater than 30 inches in length, except in Trophy Carp Waters. TROPHY CARP WATERS Batterson Park Pond, Connecticut River (including the portions of tributaries open year-round), Squantz Pond and West Thompson Reservoir are designated as Trophy Carp Waters with a one carp per day creel limit and a 26 inch maximum length for Common Carp. This is a true milestone & recognition for the work that we've been doing behind the scenes over many years. I'll be making another post later to thank those who helped make this possible! #trophycarpwaters #carpanglersgroup #joincag
  4. This year we can announce that Mark Pitchers has agreed to join us on the ‘big screen’ for our 2018 NECC Live Link. Mark probably needs no introduction but his bio simply reads: Carp Angler, Angling Journalist, Fishery Owner, Consultant & self proclaimed carp freak! Mark’s series ‘The Challenge’ has been a huge hit on TV & YouTube. His DVD “In Pursuit of Carpiness” with Harry Charrington featured their fishing adventures including a visit to the USA and a July 4th session on the CT River in Middletown. Now that's Carpy! The 2018 North East Carp Conference is being held Saturday April 21st at the Elks Club in Middletown CT (same location as last year). Tickets are now on sale in the CAG store! http://www.carpanglersgroup.com/forum/index.php?/store/category/73-north-east-carp-conference/
  5. Go into you Faebook "Settings" (its the little white 'V' on the right of the blue tool bar at the top of the page Then click on Notifications where you can manage what gets sent to you email.
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  7. There are always some great deals on bait & tackle to be had at the NECC making it an ideal time to stock up in preparation for the season ahead! Keep a look out for updates from our vendors. If you don't have your ticket yet please don't wait!
  8. Update on Treasurer position. Paul Cienciera has notified the Board that he is no longer able to take on the role of Treasurer. As a result I will assume the role until we can find someone to takeover. Jerome has also agreed to help provide logistical support. If any CAG member wishes to be considered for this key position please get in touch.
  9. I'm delighted to announce that Dave Pickering has stepped forward and been elected as the new Vice President for CAG. Dave has been a longtime member of CAG and currently serves as the State Chair for Rhode Island and on the Board of Directors as CAG Secretary. His depth of knowledge and understanding for running of CAG makes him well very qualified to take on this role.
  10. The 2018 North East Carp Conference is being held Saturday April 21st at the Elks Club in Middletown CT (same location as last year). Tickets are now on sale in the CAG store! http://www.carpanglersgroup.com/forum/index.php?/store/category/73-north-east-carp-conference/ After the success of last years NECC we are anticipating that this will be a sell out event. Please get your tickets now. Rig, Bait & Beginner Clinics. Tackle & Bait Vendors. Expert Panel Q&A – We are planning another live video link with one of the UKs top carp anglers! Guest Speakers – talks from top level carp anglers Door & Raffle Prizes – Hundreds of $$$ worth of top tackle prizes. Food & Beverages on sale during day. Vendors include: Big Carp Tackle, CarpMaxx, Trilogy, Advanced Fishing Rods, World Classic Baits, Fishing Factory, Carp Mart, Trilogy Don't miss it!
  11. Welcome back mate! PM me your contact details and I'll get in touch.
  12. I'm delighted to announce that Paul Cienciera from Michigan has been elected as the our new treasurer. As many of you know Jerome Moisand announced, earlier in the Fall, his decision to step down from the Board of Directors and his role as CAG Treasurer. Jerome has agreed to shadow Paul over the coming weeks to ensure a seamless transition. Over the years Jerome has been at the heart of supporting CAG in a number of roles. In addition to being Treasurer he's been Director of Awards, Director of Events, Vice President and even NACA Editor. Thank-you for your years of service and we all look forward to seeing more fishing stories and great captures while you enjoy your retirement!
  13. As your new CAG President and on behalf of the Board of Directors I would like to wish everyone & their families the very best for the festive season.
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  15. Thank you Bob for your kind words and thank you for all you have done to support CAG. I know everyone sends their best wishes to you and a return to good health. All the best to you and your family for Thanks Giving.
  16. As your newly elected President I'm truly honored to have won your trust to take CAG forward. My thanks go to everyone who voted and my commiserations to Larry Kirchner. I would also like to extend my thanks on behalf of CAG to Bob Giodarno for his leadership & service to CAG. We all wish you a return to better health. In the meantime I look forward to delivering on my commitment toward better communication & engagement with our membership. Thank you again for your confidence in me as your new President. Yours, Iain Sorrell
  17. Anyone Navigating the CAG forum might find the following helpful. The "Unread Content" button is probably the most useful... well for me at least! Click on it and it brings up ALL the posts that you have not yet read over the past 365 days... You will then see a page like this... now you can scroll down click on and read any posts that interest you. Just underneath where it says "Unread Content" is a series of headings. If you click on the "V" arrow to the right of each heading (e.g. Following or Time Period) it will give you a series of options that allow you to change how your unread content is organized. Just remember that once you've read an individual post won't appear again in your 'unread content' search again. If you click on 'Read Status' and choose 'Everything' you'll see all the posts arranged by Today, Yesterday, Last Week etc. Any you've already read will appear faded rather than in bold. Another useful 'search' tool is the Activity button. If you are looking to find something you started, posted in or are following then just click on "My Activity Streams". I hope this helps and let me know if you find other useful ways to browse content on the forum!
  18. I'm delighted to announce that the CAG BOD has voted to create this new director position and that Phil Nathan has been accepted to take on this critical position. CAG Events Director A) Responsible for organizing and coordinating key annual CAG & other related events B ) Will ensure key people, as needed, are available to run such events and will monitor their progress and outcomes. C) Shall ensure such events are added to the CAG calendar in good time, well promoted & supported, prizes & trophies available, provided updates on outcomes featured via the CAG Forum, social and other forms of media.
  19. The BOD has voted to approve Kirk Suedmeyer as Missouri State Chair A big thank you to Kirk for stepping up and if you live in Missouri or surrounding state please be sure to get in touch with him. His application letter is below: Dear Staff, I would like to take this opportunity to be considered as the CAG State Chair for Missouri, which I understand is currently vacant. I am 56 years old, working as the Director of Animal Health for the Kansas City zoo for the past 25 years. I have been a member of CAG for almost one year; joining just after catching a large common carp that placed first in our businesses summer fishing contest. I am an enthusiastic pathologic fisherman, tirelessly catching a wide variety of species from every conceivable waterway, promoting catch and release to people of all ages. The common carp is worthy of the designation as a quality sport fish. I have recruited four members (family members) and encouraged another (MOCARP) to rejoin CAG. I have learned many things from members of CAG and would be privileged to serve the CAG members As State Chair, I will promote carp fishing throughout Missouri using the CAG objectives to elevate its status as a premier sport fish and recruit members. It is my long term hope to work with colleagues I have with the Missouri Department of Conservation advocating carp as sportfish, increasing our knowledge of the fish and their role in the waterways of Missouri. With innumerable bodies of water, the state record common carp of 50lbs and grass carp at 69lbs, Missouri has the creeks, rivers and impoundments to provide anglers a ready source of carp that rivals most other states; and as our motto states; “Show Me”, I believe Missouri CAG members will!!
  20. Adding your comments in support of the proposed CT Trophy Carp regulations is easy! Follow the link https://eregulations.ct.gov/eRegsPortal/Search/RMRView/PR2017-010 then Click the button that says 'Comment Now' top right of screen. Then add your details (you don't need to create an account) & then add your comments. Please feel free to copy and paste the following to add to your own comments. I support the CT Fishery proposals for Amendment to Section 26-112-45 & creation of certain Trophy Carp Waters. Catch & Release angling for Trophy sized Common carp (including mirror and other scale patterns) is growing rapidly and providing significant economic stimulus to businesses in CT. This step by CT DEEP Fisheries creates a far sighted opportunity to help protect trophy carp that will ultimately attract more anglers to CT.
  21. Thanks Dave. It's been a long time in the works and hopefully this will be a model for other states to follow in he future.
  22. Proposal for creation of Trophy Carp Waters & creel limits on the number & size of carp. After several years working with the folk at CT DEEP we finally have a proposal that will go a long way toward protecting the specimen carp in CT waters. This is just the start and if we can get this passed into the regulations for 2018 it will be a huge step forward – not just for CT but hopefully it will help motivate other states in the future! At the end of this post you will the details of a public meeting Aug 9th so we need to get plenty of folk to attend and support these proposed regulations. If you cannot attend please use the links to send in your comments in support of these proposed amendments. The more responses we can generate the more chance we have of ensuring these proposals are accepted. If you have any other comments please feel free to post them on the CAG forum rather than Facebook pages. Trophy Carp Waters Proposal (l) Trophy Carp Waters. The maximum length for common carp shall be twenty-six inches and the daily creel limit for common carp shall be one in : Batterson Park Pond (Farmington, New Britain), the Connecticut River, its coves, and those portions of its tributaries open to fishing throughout the year, as provided in section 26-112-44(a)(1) of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, Squantz Pond (New Fairfield), and West Thompson Reservoir (Thompson). The commissioner may grant an exemption from maximum length and daily creel limit requirements of this subsection to any person issued a permit under section 26-112-42 to conduct a fishing tournament or derby in any Trophy Carp Water provided that all fish caught shall be released, without avoidable injury, to the waters where taken. Please note that this covers the CT River from the MA border to LIS, coves and key tributaries which are critical to help protect spawning areas. All other CT Rivers, Lakes & Ponds Outside of these Trophy carp areas the new proposals will have defined limits on the number and size of carp that can be taken as follows: (1) [Carp]Common carp, bowfin, tench, suckers, eels and sea lampreys may be taken by angling, bobbing, ice fishing, bow and arrow fishing and spearing, except that, in streams or sections of streams stocked with trout, charr and/or salmon, these species may be taken only by angling or ice fishing. Spearing is prohibited in all lakes and ponds. (2) The daily creel limit for American eel shall be twenty-five. (3) The minimum length for American eel shall be nine inches. (4) The daily creel limit for common carp shall be five, not more than one of which may exceed thirty inches in length, except in Trophy Carp Waters as specified in section 26-112-46 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies. The commissioner may grant an exemption from the daily creel limit or length requirements specified for common carp in this subsection to any person issued a permit under section 26-112-42 to conduct a fishing tournament or derby provided that all fish caught shall be released, without avoidable injury, to the waters where taken. One public hearing has been scheduled to obtain public comment to determine whether to adopt the proposed regulations or to adjust the measures. All interested persons are invited to express their views on the proposed regulations at the following public hearing: Date: August 9, 2017 Time: 6:30 pm Location: Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Gina McCarthy Auditorium, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06106 Interested persons may also choose to present their views regarding the proposed regulations in writing during the public comment period. Written comments should be submitted no later than 4:30 PM on August 25, 2017. Based on public comment, the proposed regulations may be adjusted to meet the objective of the proposal. Comments may be submitted using one of the following methods: Online via the eRegulations system: https://eregulations.ct.gov on the Secretary of State’s website. Go to “Open for Public comment”, select this regulation and follow instructions for submitting comments. By mail or delivery service to Bill Foreman at the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Fisheries Division, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT, 06106-5127 By email to william.foreman@ct.gov By fax to 860-424-4070 (attention: Bill Foreman).
  23. Anyone interested in becoming an Admin on the CAG Facebook page? - Monitor posts & flag / remove any that appear abusive, commercial (excluding CAG Business Supporters), spam or against the mission & principles of CAG. - Review people who want to join the CAG Facebook group (decline any that might be against the principles of CAG such as bow fishers, potential spammers or appear blatantly commercial) Ideally Admins will be current CAG members. Please PM me if interested.
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