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  1. *Call to Arms! State Chairs Needed!* We are in need of a few good anglers to step up and help their state, and their resident anglers, to help spread the word for this amazing species/sport! Below is a list of the state chair responsibilities, as well as a list of states that are still needing a state chair. Please let me (Chad Woolard (TX) djkleen02) know if you are interested, and we can discuss further. Our goal is to get a state chair in place for all 50 states, and then some! Requirements include, but are not limited to: 1. Host at least one event per year, two events if possible 2. Submit all events on the CAG forum calendar 3. Actively promote CAG and help recruit new members 4. Keep in communication with all of your states members (forum or social media) 5. Create a Facebook group for your state (i.e. "Carp Anglers Group - North Dakota") 6. Be active on social media and/or the forum to help other anglers/members Items available upon request: 1.CAG Promotional Brochures 2.Business cards 3.Event Medals Open States: Alabama Alaska Arkansas California Delaware Florida Hawaii Idaho Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Mississippi Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Mexico North Carolina North Dakota Oregon Pennsylvania South Dakota Utah Vermont Washington Wyoming
  2. I certainly think we should make the Fall Big 4 to run Oct 1 - Nov 30th as that seems to cover all states quite well. As for the Spring that might need to be a different scenario as the spawn in TX and other states takes place as early as mid March. Perhaps we run a Southern State Big 4 for March & April and Northern May & June? That way there is no overlap and for folk who want to travel they can enter both events?
  3. Posted from Facebook. Responses from Keith Thompson & David Moore
  4. Iain you have been a true & loyal supporter of CAG over many years. In your capacity as State Chair you helped create a solid foundation not just in MA but around New England. Thank you for all you have done and we hope you will continue to join us at fish-ins and other events as time allows.
  5. Congratulations to Lee Hurn on becoming the new CT State Chair. I know Lee will do a great job and will have the support from fellow CT Carp Anglers You can message Lee via his CAG Name: (CT) Lee
  6. After listening to the feedback from the Spring Big 4 competition the CAG BOD has voted in support of the following. 1. Starting with the Fall Big 4 2018 CAG will return to prizes being awarded to the TOP TEN BIG 4 Fish winners (i.e caught across ALL 5 regions of North America) (see prize list below). This returns to the original format in recent years. 2. Additional Prizes will be given for the Biggest Common and Biggest Mirror 3. NEW - A Photo Plaque will be given to honor the Biggest 4 Fish winners in each of the 5 Regions (anglers will be required to indicate the state in which those fish were caught). There will no additional prizes. 4. Entry Fee will remain at $10 for the time being. 5. Date will be as follows: Fall Big 4 will run October 1st - November 15th (please see note at the bottom)* Top Ten Prizes (based on retail value of prize or gift certificates) 1st - $300 2nd - $150 3rd - $100 4th - $75 5th - $50 6th thro' 10th - $30 each We hope this proposal will not only recognize the honor the efforts of ALL anglers taking part but also continue to encourage anglers in regions with smaller average sized fish to take part. * We've also received suggestions to extend the end date for the Fall Big 4 to run from Oct 1st - Nov 30th 2018. This would allow States in warmer regions a better 'window' of opportunity to catch fish as the water temps become cooler. We believe this is a good idea and would like to go with these extended dates. Now it is your opportunity to speak up. We hope to announce this Fall Big 4 Format by the middle of September at the latest. The Big 4 Regions plus Region V = Canada & Mexico
  7. It is easy to do! Click on the Store tab in the Menu bar at the top of the page. Once you click on Addresses under the My Details tab you will be able to see your mailing address. If it needs changing then simply click on the Edit button just below the address.
  8. Apologies they are up now. I posted a review in the eNews then completely forgot to post them in the usual place. Thanks for the positive feedback on the Business Supporter program. We need to keep working on this as there are increasing demands on vendors for support & not just from CAG.
  9. Event runs for 6 weeks from Sept 1 to October 15. Details While many CAG events are based on fish size and number, Discovery Month is based on writing, photography and documenting an angler’s success or even failure. That’s because behind every fishing trip is a story! A Discovery Month story should highlight the adventure and experience of carp fishing rather than a list of the fish that were caught. Discovery Month is a FREE competition. You do not need to complete a registration form but you must be a CAG member. You just need to go out and fish a new venue (new to you) and report on your experiences (for example what you learned, what you did that worked or did not work, any fish captures or not, why you chose this spot to fish and so on). Rules will be posted in a separate thread but remain the same as past years. Discovery Month runs from September 1st until October 15th 2018. Only stories that took place in this time period will count. Ideally, contestants will start to post their experiences from October 1st to 15th but feel free to post them anytime up to Midnight of the end date. A separate thread will be created to post reports and experiences. Prizes This year we will offer FOUR prizes. We will have 1st place awards for One Adult & One Junior (under 16) CAG member. There will also be additional prizes for Best Photo plus another for the Best Video submission. Please note that all winners will be determined by a CAG Member poll. For more details on Prizes, Rules and Entries please follow the Link Below (access for Paid CAG Members Only).
  10. I can also take articles etc for the next issue as well
  11. I putting together the next issue of the CAG NewsLetter. If you have any suggestion for topics of interest or would like to submit an Article, News Update, Fishing Report etc then please get in touch. Many thanks!
  12. We've just added this classic carp beanie to the CAG store! It features an embroidered CAG logo & will keep you both snug and stylish. One size fits all. Material 100% acrylic. Click Here to Order:
  13. The CT Open Carp Tournament is back and being organized by local store the Fishing Factory in Middletown. The CT Carp Open is BACK!!! October 11th, 2018 through October 14th, 2018. Peg draw will be October 10th (location TBD) and awards ceremony will be October 14th (Middletown Elks Club). https://www.facebook.com/groups/313001709231412/about/ This tournament will be similar to the tourneys that were held in 2015 & 2016 with some minor adjustments. It will remain a Big Fish, Big 4, and Big Mirror tournament. Massive prize pools, $25,000 jackpot prize for establishing a new CT State Record Carp, double peg draw format, and hosted during the peak New England foliage time when carp are feeding hard! This tournament needs 40 anglers minimum for it to go off and provide the currently established prize pool. But ready for the rich part? Every angler who registers over the minimum then their entry money will be divided up 100% back into the big fish & big 4 payout categories. Don't hesitate to sign up! To sign up either go in person to Fishin' Factory 3 in Middletown, CT (forms available sun 5/20) or fill out the registration form and mail with your payment to address on form. Cost is $400/angler and anglers can fish solo or in teams of 2. Runners are optional (and free) and they will be limited to only spombing, checking depths, netting fish, and campsite duties (they cannot partake in the fishing). Proper carp care is required and local fishing licenses are required. For all your carp angling needs and for fishing licenses please stop by Fishing Factory 3! We hope to see everyone there! Please stay tuned for updates on ceremony venues, prizes, updated payout schedule after 40 anglers enter, etc. For registration forms and rules sheets please visit the "files" tab on this group. Peg maps will be uploaded as soon as the CT DEEP approves of them. Tight lines, wet nets and stay Carpy! https://www.facebook.com/groups/313001709231412/files/
  14. Please keep the feedback coming. The aim of creating regions for 2018 was to encourage more interest from other parts of the USA. I think you also have to ask the question as to why so few folk enter from other parts of the USA? There has been a lot of discussion over the years about how the Big 4 is biased towards certain areas (like New England, PA or Michigan). If you take a look at the top 3 weights or the top 10 winners for the last 5 years you'll see that is very much the case. Spring Big 4 Results 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 First 170.11 129.13 120.12 162.09 138.10 Second 154.04 127.15 106.04 135.06 136.06 Third 143.04 122.13 106.02 129.03 122.15 Big Fish 56.04 36.10 37.00 48.04 39.05 Big Mirror 40.02 30.01 37.00 48.04 39.05
  15. Perhaps I’m missing your point regarding the Big 4 Rules and the Zones this year. Are you saying you think the ‘zoning’ limits your ability to travel in order to catch big fish?
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  17. Please Release the Big Carp - Handout View File A useful handout that explains in different languages the importance of releasing Trophy Sized carp and only eating smaller fish. Submitter (CT) Savayman Submitted 06/19/2018 Category General
  18. View File NACA 2018 Q1 North American Carp Angler Magazine 2018 Q1 Submitter (CT) Savayman Submitted 05/25/2018 Category NACA
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  20. 16th Annual Junior Tournament August 9—11, 2018 For Registration Packets: Click Here to Email Jo Ann Roberts All the details! Ages 11—18 years of age to participate Fish as individual, but also as a Team of 2—4 anglers, if you’d like (4) age categories (11-14 boys, 11—14 girls, 15—18 boys, 15—18 girls) Trophies & cash prizes awarded for each of the (4) age categories, (1st, 2nd & 3rd place) Additional trophy & cash prize for overall Grand Champion, Medals awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place teams Adults may fish with a kid, but not for cash prizes Medals awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place Adults 1st day — Registration, Opening Ceremonies, Mort Backus & Sons Carp School 2nd day — Fishing, fishing, fishing 3rd day — Fishing, Pizza Party, Closing Awards Ceremony Almost 2,000 kids have participated since the 1st Annual Over a ton of carp caught and released each year. In 2017, (149 carp were caught & released for a total weight of 2,373 lb. 3 oz CAG has been a longtime & proud supporter of the Junior Tournament. You can also follow them via Facebook: Junior Tournament Facebook Page If you would like to help volunteer to support this event as a marshal or any other capacity please contact the organizers. Your organizers; Jo Ann Roberts, (315) 244-1909 & Bob Giordano, (315) 323-4632
  21. The April 2018 edition of the CAG eNews is now available for CAG Members in the Downloads section.
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    Here is the April 2018 CAG Member eNews Apologies it's a couple of weeks late but a lot has been going on and I wanted to make sure it was all included
  23. Hi Dane, Looks like you are on the leader board. So you should be all set?
  24. 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!
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