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  1. CAG is run entirely with the help & support of dedicated volunteers. We need more volunteers to help bring CAG to full strength especially in some key areas such as outreach, social programs and leadership. These positions do require folk to dedicate some time but it really comes down to what you can spare and the more help we have the easier it is to share the load. If you are willing to help support CAG and it's mission please let us know by PM'ing me and we can discuss the opportunities available. Thank you
  2. First class job as always Dean - CAG & NACA leading the way as always for top quality news, articles and production.
  3. So where do I start… perhaps my family first as they have put up with me being more than a little focused over the past couple of months. I probably did not realize quite how much work was going to be involved to make sure that this our first North American Carp Conference was a success. Actually they said I’ve been a royal pain in the ass so clearly I need to make up for that! They even helped out setting up and on the day at the NECC so a massive thank-you for all the support, patience & wide berths you’ve given me when I’ve been less than tolerable! Our speakers made a huge effort to share their incredible knowledge with the audience. The presentations made by Adam Tarnacki, Dave Pickering, Dean Brookes, Austin & Brendan Pass, Tom & Brian Daugherty and Phil Nathan were all first class and truly thought provoking. I’m sure no one went away without learning something that will help improve their carp fishing. Last but not least a massive thank-you to Rob Hughes for taking time out of his hectic schedule to join us live not once but twice via video link. I did not imagine in my wildest dreams that we would ever attract such an amazing array of fabulous prizes from our incredibly generous sponsors. My initial target for donated prizes was simply swept away with the wave enthusiasm that so many companies and key individuals showed towards this the very first NECC. We raised an amazing $1600 from the raffle that will go towards the Carp Anglers Group continued mission to encourage more people to take up carp fishing and raise awareness for carp as a sportfish in North America. I’ll be contacting our sponsors to thank them individually and also to highlight them further on social media. I’m sure it was a true leap of faith for our vendors to come on board and in many cases travel hundreds of miles to be at this our inaugural event. My thanks to the Fishing Factory 3, Carp Maxx, Trilogy, World Classic Baits, Carp Angler Magazine, Record Baits, Stick ‘Em Steve Decals, Carp Mart, Advanced Fishing and of course Team USA Carp Squad who endured a nightmare journey from Indianapolis suffering three flight cancellations and lost luggage. Your trust and support in making this all work so well was very much appreciated. The NECC could never have happened without it being a Carp Anglers Group event. As a non-profit organization we are truly dependent on the time and generosity of our dedicated members who volunteer their time so selflessly. My sincere thanks go to my fellow CAG board members who allowed me to run with this idea and supported me all the way. Bob Giodarno, Jerome Moisand, Larry Nowicki, Barry Howard, Dave Pickering, Bob Hall, Edwin Stackhouse & Steve Clow – thank you! I must also give mention to Kevin Smith and the folk at the Elks Lodge in Middletown who so patiently answered the many questions I had and ensured that everyone was well catered for in the Lodge bar & restaurant. And finally my thanks go to all of you who came along and joined in the fun. Your attendance made this all worthwhile. As I said a few times social media simply cannot replace the true quality time that only comes with us all being in one place together. It was everything I’d hoped for just to see so many people sharing fishing stories and experiences with friends old and new. We managed to sign up over 30 new CAG members as a result and I hope you all had a great time and went away looking forward to the next NECC!
  4. Are you ready? Saturday April 8th will be the first ever Carp Angling Conference to be held in North America! Learn all about Fishing for Carp! Doors Open 10am and event runs till 6pm Venue: Elks Lodge, 44 Maynard, RD, Middletown, CT Entry on the Day: $20 ($15 CAG member) - Under 16's admitted Free when accompanied by an adult - • TAG Sale – Bring along your carp gear to sell or swap! • Rig, Bait & Beginner Clinics • Tackle & Bait Vendors • Expert Panel Q&A – We are planning a live video link with one of the UKs top carp anglers! • Guest Speakers – talks from top level carp anglers. • Door Prizes / Raffle – Over $5000 worth of top tackle prizes! • Food & Beverages on sale during day www.facebook.com/NECarpConference
  5. NECC Parking Follow directions to: 44 Maynard St, Middletown CT
  6. NECC Floor Plan You can also download and print: Floor Plan 032317.pdf
  7. NECC Program & Events You can also download & print a copy: NECC Program Schedule.pdf
  8. Vendor Profile Trilogy Carp Baits was born from one man’s passion and the dreams of 2 young anglers to share together the awesome sport of carp fishing. Trilogy baits have been developed for anglers who strive to catch bigger and better carp every time they go out. These specially designed baits have been proven for well over a decade by a select few with outstanding. The baits have been developed through an alternative method, using only high quality, human grade ingredients that create a longlasting bait without the need for refrigeration. Whether you use them in day or longer sessions or even in a tournament setting Trilogy baits have been created ‘for anglers by anglers’ so you can be sure of getting the best results. “baits by anglers for anglers” www.trilogycarpbaits.com
  9. Sponsor Update Wacker Bait & Tackle Fueled by his great passion for carp fishing, Paul Pezalla founded Wacker Bait & Tackle nearly 20 years ago. Soon his brand became a leading supplier of house-made baits, boutique tackle items, and the latest and greatest carp products from around the world. First class customer service and expert advice cemented Paul’s reputation and the Wacker name as a fixture on the American carp scene. As the new owner of Wacker Bait & Tackle Corey Tedesco will continue to provide the carp community with excellent bait and tackle products, service, and advice with the ultimate goal of helping you get the most out of your time on the bank.
  10. Vendor Profile World Classic Baits is a family owned business. The experience and passion for European style carp fishing of Ernest Kolodziejczyk along with the social skills and mastery in “Pack and Ship” field of Magdalena Ludwinska, set the ground for our adventure as carp bait makers back in 2008. Ernest always explores and tries new things aiming for perfection in making WCB baits different from others. For years “Erni’s Method Mix” has been a best selling groundbait in the USA and the Hemp Madness is an ideal choice for Spring sessions. In addition to their high protein boilies, pop ups and hook baits WCB offers a complete range of booster flavorings, dips, jumbo corn, panko, oat mixes and lots more. All these products come in an array of flavors including the ever popular 4Season, Tiger Nut, So Berry, Pineapple and Sweet Corn. Every year WCB work hard to give you the highest quality and most effective baits on the market. Check out their website: store.worldclassicbaits.com and use the coupon code NECC2017 for 15% off your Spring baits order in the month of April. Be sure to stop by the WCB booth at the NECC!
  11. Please see below the designated parking areas for the NECC
  12. Our second speaker profile: Phil Nathan Presentation: River Strategies, Tournaments and Fish Born and raised on Fishing in the South of England Phil has fished for freshwater coarse and game fish as well as many saltwater species. Phil cut his teeth on waters throughout the Darent Valley in the SE of England during the 70’s and 80’s. In addition to fishing this ‘Silicon Valley of Carp Fishing’ Phil was also “lucky enough to share bank time with some of the great carp anglers of the era including names like Savage, Ashby & Harris…” In his late teens and twenties Phil worked with notable Southern UK tackle shops to develop the iconic Conoflex range of bespoke rods for all types of angling including Carp. Now based in NY Phil is using his knowledge to catching Carp throughout Long Island and Connecticut. Fishing solo & on his first attempt Phil won the CARP Connecticut Tournament in October 2016. Phil ‘s tally of big fish includes numerous carp to over 30lb both in the UK and USA together with many specimen fish from the UK to over 75% of National record status including Barbel, Chub, Tench, Bream and Roach. Phil is as eager to learn new tactics as he is to share his own knowledge and skills with others. In his presentation for the NECC Phil will share the river tactics and strategies that helped him land in excess of 50 fish during the Connecticut Big 4 Tournament and secured him Tournament win.
  13. Another great prize has been donated! Thank you to the Polonia Carp Team for this Fox Easy Carp Mat XL worth $120
  14. Vendor Profile: RecordBaits from Attila Horvath Record Baits is making its debut with a booth at the NECC. Owner Attila Horvath is a name that will be familiar to many carp anglers. He has successfully competed in many tournaments and has influenced many anglers with his carp fishing techniques & experience learned from World Champion competition carp anglers. Attila started boilie rolling in the basement of his apartment in New York City and these prototypes baits brought him success in several tournaments. Attila then started to research both American & overseas suppliers to find high grade, quality ingredients to ensure the baits were among the best available. This research and continued improvement will never end says Attila. Stop by the Record Baits booth at the NECC and take a look at their new range of baits and tackle. You can be sure a top angler like Attila has invested a lot of time and experience in this new business. \
  15. Vendor Profiles continue with CAM Magazine Carp Anglers Magazine (CAM) was created in 2012 to promote the growth of carp angling in the USA. It evolved from the Carpaholics Anonymous group to become a monthly online publication in May of 2014. The magazine is a collection of articles by anglers with an array of videos, pictures, and testimonies of baits, tackle, tips and tactics of all kinds. The magazine promotes all styles of carp angling from Pay Lake to Euro style with features from both North American and Europe. It also features the latest tackle, baits and companies from the world of carp angling. The CAM publication is available on line and has attracted subscribers throughout the United States, Canada & Mexico and even over the pond in countries like the Netherlands, France, and Germany. Tight lines and wet nets from all of us here at CAM. We are looking forward to meeting you at the NECC!
  16. Stick’em Steve Decals Steve Denault is the owner and creative talent behind Stick’Em Steve Decals. They are based in New Jersey but can offer their services to support anyone, anywhere in the USA who needs custom cut decals. Steve offers custom cut decals of up to 12” x 24” although he can sometimes work with larger pieces on request. Their work covers a wide range of designs that includes custom memorial decals as well as a selection of carp and other fish species. Prices vary depending on the complexity of the design and quantities needed but just contact Steve for more information at stickemstevesdecals@gmail.com And be sure to stop by and see Steve’s amazing carp decals and designs at his booth at the NECC.
  17. NECC Speaker Profile Dean Brookes Spring Awakenings - My Approach for Big Carp Like many UK born anglers Dean Brookes grew up fishing for a wide range of species but always found himself drawn to specimen fish. In 1990 he made the move to carp fishing, targeting mostly estate lakes in the North West of England. Over the next several years he fished many waters, including the historic 'Farmwood' which was acquired by the Carp Society and had original Leany strain fish with many over 60 years old. One of his greatest achievements was to catch a carp from Farmwood. At over 65 acres it held only 25 carp and out of 100 members that year Dean was one of only 12 who caught a fish! As a busy soccer coach & family man Dean tends to focus on fishing 8-12 hour overnight sessions, usually about once per week, in the spring and fall. In just the last 4 years he’s caught around a 100 carp over the 30lb mark with more than a dozen of these being over the magical 40lb barrier. A remarkable achievement in the USA. Dean’s presentation will explain how he targets these large pre-spawn carp in the spring with a focus on location, watercraft, baiting approaches, rigs and tackle together with a general overview of his own personal experiences. Dean is a Fox International Consultant as well as an editor for Big Carp News and the North American Carp Angler
  18. Today we are introducing Trilogy Baits in our vendor profile. Trilogy Carp Baits was born from one man’s passion and the dreams of 2 young anglers to share together the awesome sport of carp fishing. Trilogy baits have been developed for anglers who strive to catch bigger and better carp every time they go out. These specially designed baits have been proven for well over a decade by a select few with outstanding results. The baits have been developed through an alternative method, using only high quality, human grade ingredients that create a long lasting bait without the need for refrigeration. Whether you use them in day or longer sessions or even in a tournament setting Trilogy baits have been created ‘for anglers by anglers’ so you can be sure of getting the best results. For more details visit: www.trilogycarpbaits.com
  19. NECC Lodging options: Passport Inn & Suites 2* Address: 1310 S Main St, Middletown, CT 06457 Phone:(860) 346-7701 http://www.passportinnsuites.us/ Wesley Inn & Suites 2* Address: 988 Washington St, Middletown, CT 06457 Phone:(860) 346-9251 https://reservation.magnusonhotels.com/bbe/page1.aspx?pcode=M20115 Red Roof inn 3* Address: 65 Columbus Blvd, New Britain, CT 06051 Phone: (860) 348-1463 https://www.redroof.com/property/New-Britain/CT/06051/-/RRI857/
  20. With just a month to go we'll now be posting regular updates on what will be happening at the NECC. Lookout for news about our Speakers, Vendors, Door & Raffle Prize Draw, Floor Layout, Guest Video links (think a very big name or even two!) and much, much more! There are folk coming from all over the east coast and even as far away as Michigan, Indiana, South Carolina and even Canada! So if you haven’t got your tickets yet we’d suggest you get them ASAP. Advance Ticket Purchase link: http://bit.ly/2017NECC And don’t forget Advance Purchase not only saves you money but also includes 10 free raffle tickets!
  21. Frank Warwick has kindly donated a signed copy of his book "Every Bit of Blue" with one of his incredible bespoke drawings. A very, very lucky raffle winner will be going home with this specially illustrated book from the NECC!
  22. More sponsors added... generous donations from Fox & RecordBaits!
  23. Over $5000 in Door & Raffle Prizes from our generous sponsors!
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