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Savayman

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  1. More Prizes Added! The revolutionary Top-Baiter that delivers pellets or 'slop' right next to your hook bait for optimum surface and top water presentations See the Top-Baiter in Action!
  2. 2019 CAG Membership Drive & A Special Incentive to Join! For over 25 years the Carp Anglers Group (CAG) has been dedicated to introducing anglers in North America to the excitement of catch & release carp fishing as well as the protection of trophy carp. Strength in Numbers: One of the critical factors toward ensuring the protection of trophy carp (especially from indiscriminate bow fishing and unregulated or illegal movement of fish) is the continued growth of our membership base. Simply put - The more members we have the greater our presence, influence and representation we can have to ensure better appreciation for carp and carp fishing with state fishery organizations. Every $ Counts! CAG is a not-for-profit organization run by volunteers. Every cent of your membership fee goes toward supporting the CAG mission and better outcomes for our favorite sport fish. We need you! Now is the time to step up and join CAG. It costs only $25 for new members (which includes a New Member Pack) and then just $20 a year for renewals. We now have almost 4,000 people on the CAG Facebook page so we know there are plenty of potential members! Please Note: If your CAG Membership has expired or you are a CAG Forum Guest please Log-In with your existing User Name and Password to renew your membership. Please do not create another account. Click Here to Join CAG CAG Members* who join or have a current membership at midnight on August 31st 2019 will be automatically entered into a draw and the chance to win the following prizes! First Prize: Worth $279 A Deeper Smart Pro + Castable Sonar Unit together with a Smart Phone Rod Mount, Night Fishing Cover & a Winter Smart Phone Case (perfect for winter or ice fishing trips). Second Prize: Worth $100 A Special Linear Bait Session Pack that includes Session boilies, flavored pellets, jars of double dipped hook bait, jars of flavored corn, Plus Glug & Booster spray. Third, Fourth and Fifth Prizes: Worth $50 each A RidgeMonkey VRH300 Rechargeable Headlamp worth over $50. The VRH300 offers Selectable White or Green light two level output for wide angle and a third longer range spotlight makes this the ideal fishing headlamp. Rechargeable lithium battery offers up to 90 hours of use. Click Here to Join CAG * To be entered for the draw you must be a fully paid CAG member (excludes CAG Directors and Temporary memberships) at midnight August 31st 2019. The lucky winners will be drawn using an on-line number randomizer. The North American Carp Anglers Group (also referred to as CAG) was established to pursue the following objectives: A): To gain acceptance of common carp as an exciting and challenging sport-fish B): To become better carp anglers, assist others and encourage them to join us. C): To treat the carp with respect, promote the release of trophy-size carp and encourage others to do the same. D): Most of all: go fishing, share with others, and have fun.
  3. This weekend Saturday June 29th 2019 - CAG Social Thomas Bull, NY This social will be held on a NY free fishing day. That means no fishing license is required for anyone from anywhere. That being said it is a great opportunity to get people from everywhere together to wet some lines and teach the youngsters a thing or 2. The venue is just a few miles off I-84 in the town of Montgomery NY 38 min from PA & NJ and 50 min from CT. This social is aimed towards introducing the next generation of carp anglers to the sport and or helping them hone in on there skills. Bring your kids and their friends. We would prefer if you brought you own bait and tackle and maybe an extra pole or 2 if you could, but if you don't have the proper gear don't worry we will get you set up. This park lake was stocked with Mirror carp some time ago. It is believed that there are mirrors up to 20lb but the majority of the stock are in the 5-12 lb range. The fish see bread often from people feeding the birds and do respond to corn and other hook baits. I hope to see some of you there. Tight lines until then. Johnny Jackets
  4. Congratulations to Kirk (MO) MOCarper for his winning tip for the month of May. Kirk wins a $25 CAG Store gift certificate. You can post Carp Tips & Tricks for June at the following link. http://www.carpanglersgroup.com/forum/index.php?/forum/171-members-only-diy-section/ Carp’n Tips & Tricks Over the years we often come across some clever ideas or neat tricks that enhance our carp fishing experience. As an encouragement to share these ‘golden nuggets’ I’m proposing that members post them in the Members Only DIY Section of the CAG forum. As an added incentive we’ll be awarding a $25 CAG store gift certificate to the best idea posted each month (based on views and responses to the topic thread and as judged by the CAG BOD). You don’t have to be the originator of an idea but it would be nice to give credit to those you think deserve recognition. I’ve posted a couple of my own to get the ball rolling so now it’s over to you!
  5. The 2019 CAG Carp Classic (CCC) will take place on Saturday September 28th along the Des Plaines River, Joiliet IL ! Fish-In on the Friday 27th plus an optional to enter tournament at the same venue Sunday 29th. More details to follow in the CAG Carp Classic Forum section! Chris Labucki was the big winner in 2018... who will be the winner in 2019?
  6. Please write to Tennessee email FishingReg.Comments@tn.gov to propose protecting trophy carp from being taken from Dale Hollow Reservoir and sold to other lakes. Here is my letter. Please feel free to write your own response or copy from mine: The rapid growth in the catch and release of trophy carp has brought anglers to Dale Hollow Reservoir in search of its remarkable, trophy sized fully scaled mirror carp. Carp anglers come from all over North America as well as parts of Europe often fishing for periods from a few days to 1-3 weeks at a time. The anglers spend significant tax dollars and often rent house boats to access key areas of the reservoir. They bring significant economic opportunity to TN & KY by extending the business opportunities before and after the regular tourist season (April, May and Sept, Oct & Nov). Paul Hunt of Canada with a Dale Hollow Fully Scaled Mirror Carp Unfortunately it has come to our attention that commercial operations are catching and removing trophy carp (possibly catfish & as well) from Dale Hollow then transporting the live fish for sale to small ‘paylakes’ and ponds in North Carolina and other states. This is not only detrimental to the stocks of trophy carp in Dale Hollow but also brings the risk of transporting unwanted species or invasives such as zebra mussels or hydrilla, especially as these commercial operations are also taking & moving live fish from other lakes and rivers around the USA. We would propose introducing restrictions on the taking and movement of common carp (especially of trophy size over 30”) to protect the long term fishing & economic prospects of common carp fishing in Dale Hollow Reservoir. The unique nature of the fully scaled mirror carp in Dale Hollow makes them a very valuable resource. The taking of common carp over 30” has been shown to rapidly diminish the number of trophy fish in a water. Trophy common carp are usually considered to be fish in excess of 30 inches. They can reach weights in excess of 50lb and may be upwards of 15-20 years in age. Catch & Release anglers go to great lengths to ensure the care and safe handling of these trophy fish to ensure they can be released to grow bigger and bring pleasure to other anglers in the future. In Europe catch and release fishing for trophy carp is now worth an estimated US$ 7 billion. We hope you will consider introducing regulations to limit or prevent the taking of trophy common carp from Dale Hollow Reservoir. I would be happy to help answer any questions you might have in relation to trophy carp fishing or proposed regulations. Sincerely,
  7. The Fishin’ Factory in Middletown will be bringing a huge range of the latest & very best in carp tackle & bait to the Carp Conference on Saturday!
  8. We are monitoring the CT River carefully... The flow is up due to recent snow melt up north and temps stuck around 40F. Steve Clow took a look along Harbor Park in his lunch break today and said he could hold bottom with 5oz at 25yds out with 2 hours before low tide (so very much on the outgoing). Low tide on Sunday is 9:52 am so it should be fishable from around 9 am until around 3pm. One positive is that the higher water level will make netting fish easier!
  9. Here are the parking areas for those attending the NACC. Please park only in the designated areas . DO NOT PARK in the area designated for Elks Club Members Only. Handicap parking is available directly opposite the main entrance.
  10. Saturday April 6th 2019 will see the third North American Carp Conference to be held at the Elks Club, 44 Maynard Rd in Middletown CT. It runs 10am - 6pm and features Vendors, Speakers, Raffle Prizes, Rig & Bait Clinics, Newcomer Advice plus Lots More! We’ll even have our popular ‘Live Links’ which will be no other than carp legend Steve Briggs! The only ‘Carp Conference’ to be held in North America it has proved it to be an outstanding success and brings fellow carp anglers together from all over New England and further afield. The Elks Club Bar will also open & serving food and drinks for NACC attendees Registration in Advance: CAG Members $5.00 & Non Members $10.00 Save with Advance Registration On-Line (which also includes 10 free Raffle Tickets!) - just follow this link: Click Here to Register for the Carp Conference Under 16’s Admitted Free when accompanied by an Adult with a ticket. Entry also available on the door. *** Please note that we do not send out tickets - We will check your on-line registration details at the door and provide you with an entry id ***
  11. Linear Bait & Tackle will be showcasing their Juicy Pear and NOG flavors at the NACC. You will also get a chance to see the BMG range of Tackle plus many of the award winning Ridgmonkey products.
  12. The CAG Forum offers some great ways to easily keep up to date on what's happening with news, threads & events! How to Set Up From your Desk or Lap top computer: First: Simply clicking on the "Unread Content" button will allow you to see the most recent posts since your last visit. Second: You can also receive a Daily or Weekly Email log of any recent posts: 1. Simply click on your account name and select "Account Settings" 2. Now Click on Notification Settings 3. Here you can choose a number of options: - Send me news and information will ensure you are subscribed to the CAG email list. We send out emails (usually once a month) with updates on events and other CAG news. - Automatically follow content will keep you in touch with Responses to any post you create or to others that you post a reply. - Method to use for content I follow automatically Here you can select the method (email) and frequency of receiving updates. Once you made your selection don forget to click the "Save" button! Please make sure your email address is up to date to receive this information! We'll post another thread on how to set up from the Mobile version.
  13. The Fish-In for Sunday April 7th (the day after the Conference) is on! The Venue: Harbor Park, Middletown CT When: Dawn - Dusk It looks like the weather will be kind to us this year and the CT River while still a bit cold is very fishable. Harbor Park has seen some memorable catches over the recent years. Important Information! - Simple Oats / Sweetcorn method around the lead works very well here. - It is a 6-8 ft drop to the water. Please bring a long handled net, drop net or use a Retainer Sling with ropes attached to land & release fish. We'll have some extra nets and slings available. - Park ONLY in the designated areas. Do NOT park in the area around the Canoe Club Restaurant! - Space is limited so please use a maximum of 2 rods. - CT Fishing Licences are Available at the Fishing Factory 238 E Main St, Middletown, CT 06457 or on-line Click Here and Choose On Line Sportsmen Licensing System - This is a Public Park. No Alcohol or Fires allowed and All Trash must be removed Space is limited so If you want to fish (CAG Members and Conference Attendees will get priority) please add you name below in a reply to this topic: Parking info:
  14. Lorenzo Rosaci's Carp Bait USA will be at the NACC for the first time and launching two new products! Look out for their High Attractant Tiger Nut hook baits and a new line of 'Fast Action Boilies'.
  15. In addition to the extensive range of bottom baits Tamas at CarpMaxx has been busy making these pop ups exclusively for visitors to the Carp Conference on Saturday April 6th!
  16. CT Carp Leads will be offering an extensive range of leads! RJ at CT Carp Leads has also kindly donated this truly heavy weight raffle prize!. Who’s going to be lucky enough to take this lot home from the Carp Conference?
  17. Orient Rods will be displaying their excellent range of rods at the show. Orient rods have also donated not one but TWO of their stunning throwing sticks for the Carp Conference raffle!
  18. Here is the final list of Vendors for the 2019 Carp Conference. Fishing Factory 3 Carp Maxx Orient Rods Record Bait & Tackle Carp Mart World Classic Baits CT Carp Leads Carp Bait USA Linear Bait & Tackle This will be a great opportunity to get your bait & tackle supplies for the start of the new season and to see some great new products for the first time! An updated list of products you can expect to see will be posted in this thread.
  19. The Leader Board software is being updated. If it is not ready in time for the start of the Big 4 we will ask anglers to post their catches in a separate thread on the 2019 Spring Big 4 Forum. We will keep you updated. Check for updates here: http://www.carpanglersgroup.com/forum/index.php?/forum/403-2019-cag-spring-big4/
  20. Anyone looking for places to stay for the carp conference then follow this link: Click Here for Nearby Hotels & Motels
  21. Carp Conference Update - Fish In! We are looking to have a Fish-In on Sunday April 7th (day after the conference). Hopefully the weather and water conditions are more favorable than in previous years!!!! Please let me know if you are interested.
  22. History of Carp in North America View File History of Carp in North America Reproduced from an earlier Printed NACA Submitter (CT) Savayman Submitted 02/17/2019 Category General
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