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  1. As many of us are stuck inside and not fishing as much, if at all I thought I'd see if we could get a few extra articles for the next printed NACA, that I'm currently working on. The topic is: 'Greatest Catches' This could be your PB or a capture that stands out for other reasons. As an example articles are 1000-3000 words long with 6-12 pictures. Please send any articles to naca@carpanglersgroup.com Based on the quality or space we have in the magazine your article will either be in the printed edition or the next online edition. Any questions please let me know. Get reminiscing and sending in your articles Dean
  2. I'll be adding a lot of the things I discussed in my talk into 2 articles in the upcoming NACA, focusing on Parco Del Brenta
  3. Please check your address is correct and updated on the member info. section. Just checked on the mailing list and the address we had on file was in Ludlow, not Chicopee. If you have moved please update and let me know and we'll get a copy mailed to you separately. Dean
  4. The 25th Year Anniversary edition has been printed and processed at the mailing house. All current members should start to see the magazine show up over the next week or so, with a 25 year pin included. Please feel free to let us know on this thread when you get the magazine, along with any comments. Thanks, Dean
  5. If you can get me any material (article or pictures) for January 15th I'll consider it for the next edition. I plan to have the printed edition out prior to the spring and then a follow-up online edition by May. Dean
  6. Although it's not been announced officially, I will be stepping back into the role as Editor of NACA. Iain Sorrell is working on an online Edition at the moment but I will also be working on a 'Special Printed Edition' to mark CAG's 25 Year Anniversary. I would like to include a section on the history of CAG so will be looking for the following: Years 1 -5 - Stories, pictures and any other information on the first few years of CAG's history Years 5-10, Years 10-15, Years 15-20, Years 20-25 - Stories, pictures, history of any and all of these years. Please reach out to me with stories (could be fish-in's, competitions, etc), pictures, and any information, large or small as I'd really like this to be comprehensive and not miss anyone out. I'll be reaching out to some of the long term members specifically, but if anyone has any of the above please send to: naca@carpanglersgroup.com Thanks for everyone's help. Dean
  7. Congratulations Iain. Really looking forward to seeing what we can ALL do to move CAG forward
  8. David, without a picture posted the fish are not valid. They could also start a thread in the Big 4 section and post pictures there as file size won't be a problem
  9. Be great to see pictures and videos. I believe Edwin also taped all of the talks?
  10. Magazines are printed and have been mailed. Sometimes takes longer to reach certain areas of the country but keep a look out in the mail over the next 2 weeks. Hope everyone enjoys the edition. Dean
  11. COMING SOON!! This years printed edition is on it's way and hoping to have it in the mail in the next week or so. Please make sure you update your membership mailing address if it has changed as once I get the list from Willem this is what I will be working off. Thanks, Dean
  12. Guys, It's taken longer than I would have liked but here's NACA Q2: http://issuu.com/northamericancarpangler/docs/naca_2016_q2 It will also be uploaded onto the CAG Servers. Thanks, Dean
  13. It's with a certain measure of sadness that I have taken the decision to step down as NACA Editor In Chief. Unfortunately, after a little over 2 years work and family commitments are now at a level where I can no longer find time to fulfill the role. In the past my job has been more flexible and it has allowed me enough time to put the time and effort that NACA deserves. Hopefully, I've done a decent job with the Editions I've overseen. I've been very lucky to have Sal on board as well, and also a great list of contributors. I'm working on getting NACA 2016 Q2 put together in the next month, so with any luck there will be someone out there who wants to take up the reigns and move NACA forward. The parameters are all in place; with NACA online via ISSUU. Sal, as mentioned is still on board and I am more than willing to help with questions or information for anyone who is interested in the role; such as overview, timelines, process etc. Here are some of the responsibilities: Theme and Overview of each Edition (I aim for 80-130 pages per Online Edition) Securing articles and material (Via CAG and requests) Editing Articles and Pictures (into a format Sal can work with) Coordinating with Sal on material Coordinating with Sal on final NACA and Editing/changes Posting links, pictures and information on social media Coordinating Yearly Printed Edition (printing and mailing contacts are all in place) I'm sure there are a few other things included, but PLEASE DO NOT BE PUT OFF by the responsibilities. If you have the passion you can drive the magazine forward in the direction YOU wish it to go. It is a lot of work but it is VERY rewarding to see the final product. Again, if anyone is interested please let myself or the BOD know and I'll help in anyway I can. Brookesy (Dean)
  14. Here are all of the links for the latest NACA. Hope you all enjoy the magazine. ISSUU http://issuu.com/northamericancarpangler/docs/2016nacaq1-issuu?workerAddress=ec2-54-83-157-130.compute-1.amazonaws.com Virtual Mag http://carpanglersgroup.com/naca/2016Q1NACA/ i devices (iBook) http://carpanglersgroup.com/naca/2016Q1NACA/2016NACAQ1.epub
  15. Just click on ACTIVITY As Willem stated, this was not a choice. Thanks to Willem who is spending a considerable amount of his own time completing all of these updates.
  16. Thanks MeshuggahCarp. I'm lucky that I get to fish for lots of great looking mirrors.
  17. We had a one off edition 2 winters ago but moving forward we will do a yearly printed edition each winter. They were mailed out a week ago via bulk mail and should be arriving over the next few days to current members
  18. It was mailed to all current members as of the date I sent the list to the mailing house. As long as your membership was not expired you should get a copy. If there was a slight gap (less than a month) in your membership I am sure we can send you out a copy. If you don't see it by early next week just email cagstaff@carpanglersgroup.com and we'll get one out to you.
  19. Awesome. Hope you all enjoy the magazine
  20. The printed edition will be mailed today, so please look out for it over the next week or so. Here's the cover shot so you know what you are looking for Iain Sorrell on the cover with a big late fall common
  21. Just an update for everyone. The magazine is printed It's now at the mailing house being processed with an anticipated mailing date of December 29/30th. Hopefully, it will hit your mailboxes early in the new year.
  22. Just a quick update as although it sometimes appears we are quite there is a lot of work going on in the back ground. The Special Printed Edition has now gone to print and after speaking to the printers and mailing house I am hoping you all get your copy between Christmas and New Years. We have some excellent reviews and articles and we increased the page count from 48 to 64, but in reality the content is similar to an online edition of 100 pages as most of the pictures are reduced in size to help with the resolution when printing. That's not all for Q4 though!! Around mid January we will transfer the printed material to the online format and we will also have supplemental material making the content somewhere between 120-150 pages. I already have some excellent content lined up for 2016 Q1 but as always if anyone would like to send in articles or pictures please send them to me at naca@carpanglersgroup.com
  23. Just wanted to thank Simon at Carpkit for coordinating my Big 4 prizes. They all arrived safely and I will be using some of them to make my Spring bait and some for a winter trip to catch some Buffalo's!! Thanks for sponsoring the event and getting everything out quickly
  24. Good points made by Larry. I think running the CCC at a location for a 2-3 year period would be much better. Maybe identify 3-4 locations that are good options and then just rotate so non of the previous years work is lost. This is how many of the World Carp Tournaments are run. If you want to introduce a new location its then relatively easy as you usually have a 2 year lead time period. I think venues such as the St. Lawrence, Seneca, Two Rivers, Lake Michigan, DC Tidal Bowl etc. would be great as they are well known, relatively easy to get to, have a history of producing fish and have had tournaments run on them in the past. I do echo Jerome's sentiments though; we need an Events Coordinator to oversee all of this.
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