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Savayman

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  1. Nice cover... plus the contents are top notch! Well done Dean, Sal and everyone who contributed.
  2. Top quality Saxon T-shirts on sale... ideal back drop for those PB camera shots! Available in L, XL, XXL & XXXL Only $12 each plus $2.50 postage to lower 48. Paypal accepted. Please PM to place your order.
  3. Working fine on my iPhone
  4. Please feel free to use the attached letter as is or as a template for your own... but more importantly please get one sent ASAP! Janet Otto-Cassada Mayor The Village of Waddington, NY 13694 June 15, 2015 Dear Mayor, B-I-G Fish = B-I-G Business Trophy fish of any species will attract anglers from far & wide. This means more license & tackle sales as well as travel, food and accommodation expenditure coming into the economy of the region. It is therefore vital to help educate more anglers toward the positive benefits of careful handling and the live release of trophy fish of ALL species. This includes the catch and release of trophy common carp (Cyprinus carpio) that are increasingly sought after by top anglers visiting the St Lawrence river. The presence of big trophy carp indicates a healthy environment that will also support trophy fish of other species. The killing of large carp (as well as native buffalo, muskie and gar) only serves to stimulate the rapid increase in smaller fish which can lead to negative impacts on the aquatic environment. You cannot ‘un-kill’ a fish. The concept of catch & release, especially for trophy fish, is a win-win for everyone. When a trophy fish is killed anglers know that it is no longer there to be caught. But when a trophy fish is released it stands out as a beacon of hope for other anglers to come test their skills and maybe catch it at an even heavier weight. The economic benefits that result from the ‘catch & release’ of trophy carp as well as other species will be a significant boost for the local community. I wholeheartedly support the catch & release of trophy fish while allowing anglers to retain a limited number of smaller fish for the table. Thank-you, Insert your name & address Please note: Common carp are now considered a naturalized species in many states. They should not to be confused with the so called Asian or ‘jumping’ silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) that are making the headlines as an invasive species. C&R Letter Mayor.doc
  5. Getting it done is as important as getting the right message delivered. Since this has gone public on Facebook etc i'm sure there will also be counter letters from parties who do not share the C&R view point.
  6. Agreed - My letter proposal is aimed at the 'catch & release' of all trophy fish (not just carp).
  7. I have submitted a proposal to the CAG BOD for a letter that could be signed by members and others. As soon as we have something for ciriculation I will post it.
  8. Agreed - We need to be proactive in this rather than reactive. We also need to be very careful how we promote this as the CAG Facebook page still has several bowhunters on it who could just as easily send many more letters objecting to this proposal.
  9. You can use the following link to calculate non-profit postal rates http://dbcalc.usps.gov/CalculatorSetPage.aspx A 2oz letter x 500 at Standard (i.e. not first class rate) mail cost to 5 digit Zip codes is 26.1 cents each so $130.50 Assume $150 / issue and you'll be close enough to get my vote
  10. There is a whole generation under the age of 40 (plus a few of us who are trying to keep up...) that simply do not do "printed" material any more. One of the reasons we struggle to gain membership is that a whole (next) new generation of carp anglers do not see CAG as relevant when they can access everything on-line without 'paying' for it. I continue to support the newsletter for those who want it but we also need to recognize how much things are changing with media access.
  11. There is a whole generation under the age of 40 (plus a few of us who are trying to keep up...) that simply do not do "printed" material any more. One of the reasons we struggle to gain membership is that a whole (next) new generation of carp anglers do not see CAG as relevant when they can access everything on-line without 'paying' for it. I continue to support the newsletter for those who want it but we also need to recognize how much things are changing with media access.
  12. John has just sent quotes through to me. I've asked for a couple of follow questions to the printers for clarification and then hopefully we can make a decision and get this done.
  13. Thanks for the update John - In Bob's absence as VP let's get these quotes reviewed by the BOD ASAP so we can move ahead with a decision on the newsletter.
  14. If anyone is interested in building up their own rods I have some 12' blanks as used in the Saxon hexalite rod range. Available in 2.50, 2.75, 3.00, 3.25 & 3.50 PM me for more details
  15. Congratulations to Jake Downing of Austin, TX who is the winner of a signed copy of Frank Warwicks debut book "Every Bit of Blue' in the CAG new member draw. It will be on its way to you this week.
  16. Frank Warwick's debut book "Every Bit of Blue" was recently launched in the UK to critical acclaim. I am delighted to announce that Frank & the publisher Angling Publications have made a SIGNED copy available to CAG for a member draw. If you are signed up as a fully paid member on March 31st 2015 you will automatically be entered into the draw. CAG is the only non-profit organization dedicated to the growth & development of carp fishing in North America so now is an even better reason to join us.
  17. This is truly a ground breaking moment for CAG. Hosting the NACA on this media platform will bring the CAG mission and North American carp angling to the attention of a much larger audience. A big thank-you to Dean (Editor in Chief) and Sal (Production & Design) plus everyone else who contributed to making these two great editions.
  18. Q1 2015 does not seem to download on Iphone Error: "Cannot determine file size" is shown. Q3 2014 downloaded to my Iphone no problem
  19. Best issue yet - keep them coming!
  20. North American carpers can save 25% on Saxon hexalite 2.50 & 2.75 test curve rods until Dec 30th 2014 (while stocks last). One of North America's best performing and top selling rods the 2.50 and 2.75 models have proven themselves landing hundreds of big carp. Now only $149.95 each - saving $50 off the regular retail price. Contact your nearest dealer outlet to order.
  21. No other country of origin, such as imported from the UK going through the USA into Canada or Mexico, is included under the NAFTA trade agreement. It applies only to products 'wholly' derived & manufactured in North America. There is a 'process' that allows goods imported 'temporarily into the USA and then exported to say Canada to apply for a refund of duty. But it is not an an easy process or by any means guaranteed. On the subject of Fedex and UPS - yes of course they charge a fee for customs clearance. It is generally around $25 per shipment which I can tell you is M-U-C-H less than other commercial shipping operations. This is because Fedex and UPS have set up their own operations to clear goods instead of 'hiring' a broker.
  22. I think you'll find NAFTA only applies to trade in goods manufactured in North America. So if goods are made in the UK for instance then import duty will still apply when shipped across the US / Canada border. It also applies to duty ratable items shipped via USPS as the package requires a customs value and origin declaration to be attached to the package.
  23. We would love to see more features and stories from CAG members... get writing and send them in
  24. Thanks to those who can rise above the usual trivial trolling and ask sensible questions... it is much appreciated.
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