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  1. This years North East Carp Conference (NECC) was, by all accounts, deemed to be bigger and better than ever. There are of course a lot of folk to thank for helping make the NECC such a great event. Thank you to our speakers Joe Arvizzigno, Attila Agh, Dave Pickering & Blake Carlson for the excellent presentations. They were not only thought provoking but also entertaining. A special thanks to Peter Aarrestad, Director of Inland Fisheries for his update on the fishing in Connecticut and his continued support to help grow Trophy carp fishing here in Connecticut. Frank Warwick and Mark Pitchers thank you for taking the time to join us by the live link. I’m only sorry that the connection issues we suffered did not allow us to see you as well as hear you. We’ll do better next year! A very big thank you to our vendors especially those of you who drove hundreds & even thousands of miles. You all helped make the NECC THE place to be and to come see the very latest and best in bait and tackle as well as THE place to support all your customers carpy needs for the coming season! A special thank you to all our sponsors who provided the fabulous prizes for the raffle. We could not do this without your generosity. As a not-for-profit organization CAG relies on much needed funding we raise at such events to help support the CAG mission and to continue developing & promoting carp fishing in North America. My fellow Board and CAG members thank you! Barry Howard for handling entry and membership, bringing & setting up the CAG Store and Bob Hall for running the store and selling SO MANY raffle tickets. Dean Brookes & Steve Clow for all your help and Phil Nathan who’s remarkable eye for detail and getting things done proved invaluable. Thank you to our friends at the Elks Club who once again provided a great venue and kept everyone well fed and watered! My wife and daughter deserve a very special thank you for not only putting up with me over the recent weeks but after both being quite unwell for the past couple of weeks still managed to come and lend a hand on the day… although the Mrs is now sick again. And of course, last but not least, thanks to all of you who came along and made this such a great event. One of the key aims of the Carp Anglers Group and the NECC is to bring everyone together so we can share in our passion for carp angling. It was well worth all the effort to see so many folk enjoying themselves with friends old and new. Thank you everyone for your kind comments and messages. See you all next year!
  2. NECC Program Saturday April 21st 2018 Elks Club Middletown, CT 10am - 6pm Door Entry $10 NECC Program Schedule 2018 Slide.pdf
  3. NECC Program Saturday April 21st 2018 Elks Club Middletown, CT 10am - 6pm Door Entry $10 NECC Program Schedule 2018 Slide.pdf
  4. Update on Fish-In for Sunday April 22nnd... Option B it is! The weather has caught us out once again! I looked at the CT River in Middletown today and I think we'd struggle to hold bottom even with a boat anchor! Batterson Park Pond is just off Rt 9 and Interstate 84. We'll meet at the Boat Ramp (see mark on attached map) just off Alexander Road. Easiest access is off Exit 37 from I-84. Come down and hang out, fish, cast some rods or perhaps bring any tackle or bait items you might want to swap out. Anytime from first light onwards.
  5. Please find details of the List of Speakers and Events planned for the NECC this weekend! NECC Program 2018.pdf
  6. Please observe the parking areas and drive carefully!
  7. I'm hoping Frank Warwick will also be making an appearance on our 'Live Link' at the NECC. Frank will have just finished a week long session on Parco in Italy and hopefully have some big fish stories for us! This will be in addition to Mark Pitchers also joining our 'Live Link'
  8. NECC Vendors include: Advanced Fishing, Big Carp Tackle, Carp Anglers Group, CarpMart, CarpMaxx, Dale Hollow Adventues & CAM, Fishing Factory, RecordBaits, Trilogy, World Classic Baits This is an ideal opportunity to stock up on all your tackle & bait needs and to save on shipping!
  9. Less than 2 weeks to go! 2018 North East Carp Conference When: Saturday April 21st 10am – 6pm Where: Elks Club, 44 Maynard St, Middletown, CT 06457 Click here to Buy Tickets! Vendors include: Advanced Fishing, Big Carp Tackle, Carp Anglers Group, CarpMart, CarpMaxx, Dale Hollow Adventues & CAM, Fishing Factory, RecordBaits, Trilogy, World Classic Baits This is an ideal opportunity to stock up on all your tackle & bait needs and to save on shipping! Our highlights for 2018 will include: · Seminars by leading USA Carp Anglers · A ‘Live Link’ chat with UK carp star Mark Pitchers · Incredible Raffle Prizes · Q&A sessions plus Rig & Bait Clinics · Tackle & Bait Vendors · Food & Bar area Save with Pre-Paid Tickets: CAG Members $5 & Non-Members $10 Click Here to Buy Tickets All Pre-Paid Ticket Holders will receive - 10 Free Raffle Tickets. Free for Under 16's when accompanied by an adult ticket holder. We are also planning a local fish-in and casting clinic on Sunday April 22nd 2018 For more information: https://www.facebook.com/NECarpConference/ The NECC is supported and run by the Carp Anglers Group (CAG) of North America The Carp Anglers Group is a not-for-profit organization established in 1993 to pursue the following objectives: - To gain acceptance of the carp as an exciting and challenging sport-fish. - To become better carp anglers, assist others and encourage them to join us. - To treat the carp with respect, promote the release of trophy-size carp and encourage others to do the same. - Most of all: go fishing, share with others, and have fun. This year CAG will be celebrating its 25th year helping to promote & develop carp angling in North America.
  10. In Fisherman February 1995 'America's Greatest Sportfish! View File In Fisherman Editor-in-Chief, Doug Stange, wrote this article around his trip to fish 130,000 acre Mille Lacs Lake in Minnesota with UK legends Bob Roberts & Peter Clapperton. It foretells much of what has now happened in the development of USA carp fishing and also of what has yet still to come. Doug has given his permission for us to share this with our CAG members in honor of our 25 year anniversary. Enjoy! Submitter (CT) Savayman Submitted 04/04/2018 Category General
  11. Only 3 Weeks to go! 2018 North East Carp Conference Click Here to Buy Tickets! Our highlights for 2018 will include: · Seminars by leading USA Carp Anglers · A ‘Live Link’ chat with UK carp star Mark Pitchers · Incredible Raffle Prizes · Q&A sessions plus Rig & Bait Clinics · Tackle & Bait Vendors · Food & Bar area When: Saturday April 21st 10am – 6pm Where: Elks Club, 44 Maynard St, Middletown, CT 06457 Save with Pre-Paid Tickets: CAG Members $5 & Non-Members $10 Click Here to Buy Tickets! All Pre-Paid Ticket Holders will receive 10 Free Raffle Tickets. Free for Under 16's when accompanied by an adult ticket holder. We are also planning a local fish-in and casting clinic on Sunday April 22nd 2018 For more information: http://www.facebook.com/NECarpConference/ The NECC is supported and run by the Carp Anglers Group (CAG) of North America The Carp Anglers Group is a not-for-profit organization established in 1993 to pursue the following objectives: - To gain acceptance of the carp as an exciting and challenging sport-fish. - To become better carp anglers, assist others and encourage them to join us. - To treat the carp with respect, promote the release of trophy-size carp and encourage others to do the same. - Most of all: go fishing, share with others, and have fun. This year CAG will be celebrating its 25th year helping to promote & develop carp angling in North America.
  12. Only 3 Weeks to go! 2018 North East Carp Conference Click Here to Buy Tickets! Our highlights for 2018 will include: · Seminars by leading USA Carp Anglers · A ‘Live Link’ chat with UK carp star Mark Pitchers · Incredible Raffle Prizes · Q&A sessions plus Rig & Bait Clinics · Tackle & Bait Vendors · Food & Bar area When: Saturday April 21st 10am – 6pm Where: Elks Club, 44 Maynard St, Middletown, CT 06457 Save with Pre-Paid Tickets: CAG Members $5 & Non-Members $10 Click Here to Buy Tickets! All Pre-Paid Ticket Holders will receive 10 Free Raffle Tickets. Free for Under 16's when accompanied by an adult ticket holder. We are also planning a local fish-in and casting clinic on Sunday April 22nd 2018 For more information: http://www.facebook.com/NECarpConference/ The NECC is supported and run by the Carp Anglers Group (CAG) of North America The Carp Anglers Group is a not-for-profit organization established in 1993 to pursue the following objectives: - To gain acceptance of the carp as an exciting and challenging sport-fish. - To become better carp anglers, assist others and encourage them to join us. - To treat the carp with respect, promote the release of trophy-size carp and encourage others to do the same. - Most of all: go fishing, share with others, and have fun. This year CAG will be celebrating its 25th year helping to promote & develop carp angling in North America.
  13. Yes indeed! Flows at 43,900 & only 43F so will have to see it changes over next couple of weeks.
  14. We are in the process of finalizing a fish in for Sunday April 22nd
  15. I’ll be providing an update end of this week on the next steps we need to take. Still not letting this go through without a fight!
  16. Exception to bow fishing attached to HB #5360
  17. Trophy Carp Regulations update! Please visit: https://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/menu/CommDocTmyBillAllComm.asp?bill=HB-05360&doc_year=2018 If you submitted testimony please check to see if it was added. If not please send and an email as follows: Please send you email to: envtestimony@cga.ct.gov Subject line: HB 5360 exceptions to Trophy Carp Regulations I am against the exceptions for bow fishing introduced and added to HB 5360, especially for the Connecticut River & its Coves. As a catch & release angler I fully support and endorse the legislation to create Trophy Carp Waters and Creel Limits for common carp. The Connecticut river offers an exceptional opportunity to create a trophy carp water without impacting other fish species or the water quality. As noted by DEEP Fisheries scientists common carp rarely, if ever, pose any issues to water quality in Connecticut & surrounding New England states. Since their introduction in the 1800’s common carp have become naturalized and their spawn and fry provide exceptional food resources for other fish and wildlife. Where you find big carp you invariably find big bass, walleye, pike, perch and other species. The killing of many hundreds of trophy carp by bow fishers during the spawn is not only highly detrimental to creating a trophy carp fishery but has been documented to result in potential problems due to an increased biomass of smaller carp. The rapid growth in catch and release trophy carp fishing and the creation of Trophy carp waters, especially the CT River, is of significant economic importance to Connecticut. <Your Name , State> Please indicate if you travel to carp fish in CT?
  18. I’ve messaged Willem to help you.
  19. Thank you everyone. I’ll be posting an update as and when I get more information.
  20. URGENT! So here is the update on CT Fishery Regulations and the Trophy Carp Waters and Creel Limits. There is a meeting TOMORROW to get exemptions to allow unrestricted bow fishing in the following areas. CT River below Middletown, Housy below Derby Dam and the Quinnapiac River. It is therefore critical to send an email and request that NO decision or exemption to the new regulations be made WITHOUT allowing all interested parties to be engaged in the discussion. Please send you email to: envtestimony@cga.ct.gov Please also consider contacting Senator Craig Miner who helped support the new CT Fishery Regulations http://ctsenaterepublicans.com/contact-miner/ Here is my response below. PLEASE feel free to copy and paste my response or send your own email - but do it today! Also go to the link for Senator Craig Miner who supported the CT regulations and use the contact form to voice your concerns. Re: Meeting of Environment Committee on Wed March 14th 2018 As a catch & release angler who supports and endorses the Connecticut Trophy Carp Water and Creel Limit regulations for common carp I am extremely concerned to hear that there are changes or amendments being sought without an opportunity for discussion among ALL interested parties. It is my understanding that the changes would give an exemption to bow fishing on the CT River below Middletown, the Quinnipiac river and below the Derby dam on the Housatonic River. These are without doubt the areas bow fishers most wish to target as it gives them the easiest access to kill Trophy sized carp, especially when spawning in shallow coves and marsh areas. Bow fishers focus on killing big fish. This is perhaps the greatest area of contention for regular rod & line anglers. A single bow fishing boat can boast of killing 20-30 trophy sized carp in a single night. Carp are long lived and a specimen carp weighing over twenty pounds may be 10-12 years in age and a 30 considerably older. Killing these valuable trophy fish not only destroys the sporting opportunities for the growing numbers of catch & release anglers but can also have significant impacts on the natural environment and balance of fish populations, including native species. While common carp are sometimes considered ‘invasive’ they are not to be confused with Asian carp species. In many waters such as those in New England they have become naturalized and rarely if ever pose the water quality issues or over population that some claim. Where you find trophy sized carp you will invariably find trophy sized bass, pike, walleye and other species. Catch & Release Trophy carp fishing has seen a significant growth in recent years here in North America and especially Connecticut. It is already valued at over US $ 7 billion in Europe. CT has seen significant revenue growth for local businesses who sell carp angling bait and tackle and many others who benefit from the influx of visiting anglers. The new carp regulations (without exemptions) would certainly support further growth. The new CT fishery regulations provided ample opportunity for discussion over the past year. I would respectfully request that the regulations remain unchanged without any amendment for such exemptions. I am opposed to any exemptions or changes to the recently adopted CT regulations for Trophy Carp Waters and Creel Limits until ALL interested parties have had an opportunity to be engaged in further discussion. Sincerely, "Add Your Name"
  21. I'm sure some of you may already know that Horace (Ol Captain) LaFavor's son Chad passed away recently after a long battle with cancer. On behalf of CAG and all it's members we offer our sincerest condolences to Horace and his family. Obituary for Chad Matthew LaFavor Mr. Chad Matthew LaFavor, 42, of Powder Springs, Georgia passed away Monday, March 5, 2018. He was born January 30, 1976 in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of Mr. Horace Frederick LaFavor and Mrs. Ramona Jean Gifford LaFavor. He was a standout basketball player at Lithia Springs High School. He married Meredith Lawhon on June 22, 1996 in Lithia Springs. He was a hard worker with a strong work ethic. He was employed as a Forklift Operator for Argos USA Cement. He enjoyed weightlifting, coaching basketball and spending time with his family. He enjoyed watching and supporting his daughter in travel softball. He was an avid fan of the Duke Blue Devils. He was a devoted Christian man and loved his family dearly. He was a member of the Villa Rica First Baptist Church. He was a man who made a difference in the lives of others. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Meredith Lawhon LaFavor of Powder Springs; daughter, Macie LaFavor; son, Jake LaFavor; his parents, Horace and Ramona LaFavor of Eatonton; sister and brother-in-law, Lauren and Chris Brown of Milledgeville; his maternal grandmother, Dorothy Gifford of Austell; one granddaughter, Sadie Brooke LaFavor; four nephews, Gage Brown, Carter Brown, Caleb Schmidt, and Noah Schmidt; niece, Hannah Schmidt; several aunts, uncles and cousins. The family will receive friends at the Villa Rica First Baptist Church, 1483 W. Highway 78, Villa Rica, GA 30180, Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. Memorial Services will be conducted immediately following the visitation at 2:00 PM at the Villa Rica First Baptist Church with Dr. Kevin Williams officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Jones-Wynn Funeral Home & Crematory, 2189 Midway Road, Douglasville, GA 30135, for the continuing education of the children. Messages of condolence to the family may be sent at www.jones-wynn.com. Jones-Wynn Funeral Home & Crematory of Douglasville is in charge of arrangements. 770-942-2311 http://www.jones-wynn.com/obituaries/Chad-Lafavor/
  22. CAG Trifold Brochure - Inside Page View File CAG Trifold Brochure - Inside Page Submitter (CT) Savayman Submitted 03/09/2018 Category General
  23. CAG Trifold Brochure - Front Page View File CAG Trifold Brochure - Front Page Submitter (CT) Savayman Submitted 03/09/2018 Category General
  24. I would like to welcome Stuart Black as the new CAG State Chair for Arizona. Stuart is active in the Phoenix area and you can follow whats happening in AZ via the following pages. Arizona Carp Anglers: www.facebook.com/groups/1458151887778334/ AZ C.A.R.P. www.facebook.com/AZCARP He’s been organizing local kids fishing events as well as tournaments such as the current ‘Tightlines Cup’. It would be remiss of me not to mention Carl Gardner as the outgoing chair and his efforts to promote carp in Arizona. Carl (aka Carpman) became state chair back in Dave Moore’s term as President and helped highlight the many opportunities that AZ has to offer. Our best wishes to Carl and we’ll continue to follow his fishing adventures.
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