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2014 ATC RULES......

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Like many cities, Austin TX, has fair sized river flowing right through it, with a beautiful park for joggers, cyclists, and anglers to enjoy. It’s really a perfect place for carp fishing, with lots of room, friendly people and beautiful scenery. That’s what David Moore and Brian Nordberg, both former CAG presidents thought several years ago. But at the time there was very little information about what the carp fishing in Town Lake(Now Lady Bird Lake) was like. Pioneering new water is one of the great things about carp fishing in the USA, so David and Brian Gave it a shot. The result was many huge fish right off the bat, several breaking the Texas State Record! Rather than keep this venue a secret, the pair shared what they had found with the rest of CAG and the Austin Team Championships was born! Thanks you Dave & Brian and the other Pioneers of this venue.

The ATC is a team-based tournament that lasts two days. The competitors fish a new peg each day, so there is a peg draw each morning. This tournament has been responsible for many 30+ lb fish, several 40’s and countless personal bests by the competitors. There have also been captures of Smallmouth Buffalo exceeding 60 lbs!

In 2007, as a result of the attention that Carpers had been giving the lake, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department recognized that this was a special lake and in 2008 they began to manage it as The First Trophy Carp Fishery in Texas. It is also the first Trophy Carp Fishery in the United States :)

REQUIREMENTS

• are required to have a VALID Texas fishing License ; you may purchase them by phone at (800)895-4248. Or online at: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/
• Licenses are also sold at Wal-Mart, Academy, and other sporting goods stores.
• If you would like to fish prior to the tournament we can recommend areas that will be permitted. Austin Lake has a campground (Emma Long) and it is a very similar type of venue (see rules). there are some growths of Hydrilla and Milfoil, so beware! Another Venue is Decker Lake, known for Large Buffs.



Rules:
• No pre-fishing in Town Lake from Sunday through the start of the event. Anyone seen not complying with this will disqualify his or her team from the competition and the entry fee will not be refunded. All participants are allowed to plumb and research the lake; this includes the use of SMART CASTS.
. A representative of each team MUST be present at the peg draw, if one is not present that peg will be forfeited and the team will be issued whatever peg is left.
The Peg Drawn is the Peg you Must fish!
• All of the city park rules must be observed.
• Only Cyprinus Carpio count for total weight and big fish (no buffalo, grass carp, Old tires, tennis shoes, dead anglers,lousy team members, etc.)
• ONCE AGAIN, a special award for the biggest Buffalo (any variety) will be presented.
• Each two-person team may fish anywhere within half the distance of opposing team pegs, ( this means the casting distance, you may not physically walk to and fish in the other teams peg !) including pegs on the other side of the lake (you must however be in the same Zip Code & County).

• Each team MUST have 1 net that provides a safe way to land fish. Nylon knotted nets will not be allowed.
. Each team MUST have a Scale that has been checked and calibrated at the Corn Boil for the event. We will calibrate with 5 pounds of water in a bucket, check your scales before you get there !
• Each team MUST have a well-padded unhooking mat and weigh sling.
.Each team MUST have a tape measure , all fish are to be measured and recorded on the score cards. We do this to assist Parks & Wildlife.
• a max. Of 6 rods in the water(having hooks on them) per team at any ONE time.!
.SPOD rods and Marker rods are permitted they must not have hooks on them!
. Opposing teams will weigh and record captures,,,remote locations will have a Steward to do this
• One hook per rod and no treble hooks or any multi-pronged hooks allowed.
• Fish must be weighed, measured, and then verified by an opposing team member or a steward. Please return fish to the water promptly, after taking your photo(s) releases should be verified by the opposing team member or Marshal. Only one fish per sack, if necessary

. All captures must be uploaded in the newly formed Leaderboard within 1 hour of the confirmed capture

. All Scorecards MUST be turned in, the scorecards have the opposing teams verification on them,,,these must be submitted at the end of each day irrespective of whether you caught or not if the scorecard is NOT turned in at end of the days angling captures WILL NOT COUNT !! turn them in to Neil Stern,

.Scorecards not turned in will result in DISQUALIFICATION
• Boats will not be allowed during the event, this includes Kayaks, Row boats,Submarines, and bait boats.
• If a fish is hooked before the competition ends there will be a 15-minute extension time limit allowed to land the fish.
• Any foul hooked fish will not count; all captures must be hooked within one inch of the mouth.
• CAG and non CAG members may attend, please see registration form for details and fees for each category.

MORE INFORMATION
Feed Stores:
Buck Moore Feed Supply
5237 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 451-3469

Callahan's General Store
501 US Highway 183 S
Austin, TX 78741
(512) 385-3452

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You'll draw 2 poker chips with peg numbers from a bag. You then have 10 seconds to decide which to keep and which to put back. You'll take the chosen chop to the table with envelopes and exchange it with the corresponding envelope.

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Dave EXACTLY RIGHT !!!

My secretary is now working on the envelopes.....if there is a peg in an envelope that requires a special parking pass, it will be issued to the team member at that time,,,,The envelope will have:

Directions to the peg, and scorecard ......All scorecards MUST be returned at end of the days fishing or the talleys WILL NOT COUNT !! even if NOTHING was caught,,,,,,All captures recorded on the card MUST be verified by either a MARSHALL or an opposing team member,,,,,

The City council will vote on Thursday on whether or not to waive parking fees, however we already have RESERVED spaces for the pegs that need them,,,,one pass per team,,,,

Edited by Neil Stern

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Great job Neil. Looking forward to the ATC and being on the bank. I've been looking at hard water around here for too long!

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Thanks Dave ,,,

don't forget those poker chips :)

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Gentleman, (All) Although I am not fishing in this tournament, I must say how impressed I am with the amount of coordination and the attention to detail put forth. I know you guys have had a few years of experience to fine tune this, but nevertheless, Good Job! I envy you all. Good luck to everybody.

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Thanks Todd, I like to consider the ATC as CAGS' FLAGSHIP EVENT :). of course the CCC is pretty well up there as well. :) ....sometime you really should try to make it,,,,

we have put together a GREAT TEAM..and believe it or not, it started in the planning almost 11 months ago..

Permits from the City, Insurance, Coordination with the Various Rowing clubs on the lake, Parking permits for certain areas, sponsorships, gifts, Goodies for the traditional Bait bucket, which now are, Beanies,headlamps and batteries, bait flavorings, Cag and ATC decals, :) Coordination with Hooters, Dominoes,Twin Peaks, the Hotel, Banquet arrangements, arrangements for lunch on Friday afternoon (bankside) and the list goes on and on,,,,,,, can't be done by a single person, really impossible ! the ACA ( Austin Carp Anglers )guys & gals, have been so key to this effort, what with pruning swims, getting new swims, advising me of changes in the City which could affect the event ( like Parking meters :( ) but then again, it's a good time for CAGGERS to get together, and enjoy the possibility of breaking their PB, as well as socialize,,,,,,,worth the effort,,,well KINDA :)

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. All captures must be uploaded in the newly formed Leaderboard within 1 hour of the confirmed capture

. All Scorecards MUST be turned in, the scorecards have the opposing teams verification on them,,,these must be submitted at the end of each day irrespective of whether you caught or not if the scorecard is NOT turned in at end of the days angling captures WILL NOT COUNT !! turn them in to Neil Stern,

.Scorecards not turned in will result in DISQUALIFICATION

Attention ALL ATC Anglers

As you can see by the ATC Rules Neil posted in this tread, your team MUST add your catches to the Leaderboard.

People are busting their butts prepping for your arrival. Guys like Neil, the guys from Austin Carp Anglers and others involved in organizing the ATC and getting everything as perfect as possible to make it as nice as possible for YOU the angler that will visit Austin for this event.

Hours, weeks and months go into hosting a 2 day event. All we ask from YOU the angler is 10 minutes of your time to assist us in preparing.

I've been asking since Jan 10th that people please follow the instructions provided and navigate the leaderbord, uploading a picture or six to see if they have any questions.

So far only 10 out of the 25 teams jumped in and did as requested.

I do not want to spend the whole Thursday night before the event working and messing with this, we've got more than enough to do that day.

We do not have enough time in-between the end of the event and the awards banquet to start tallying the scorecards from scratch, that why we need you to get to know the scoreboard.

All I need to do after the event ends and I get the last score cards (BLANKED OR NOT) is to verify the Scoreboard with the Scorecards to ensure we have the correct weights.

So now I ask those still blank on the >>>Scoreboard<<< to PLEASE follow the >>>Instructions<<< and do as we requested you to do to make it easier for you at the time of the event.

Please contact those you see still blank and point them to this post. I know it's winter and the cold slows you down, but make some fire under their butts and get them to play along.

This will be the LAST time I beg you to assist. If you don't care, I see no reason why I should concern myself any further.

Thanks

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Tried logging in with my email reksh22eg@gmail.com

Says not registered

but then I try to register like a new person says email already in use. Try to reset password says no email exist or something?

Tried another email registered like new it went thru but doesn't show anything on them events even after I did the tutorial you put up.

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Tried logging in with my email reksh22eg@gmail.com

Says not registered

but then I try to register like a new person says email already in use. Try to reset password says no email exist or something?

Tried another email registered like new it went thru but doesn't show anything on them events even after I did the tutorial you put up.

I checked your account.

It's because you entered your e-mail as : reksh22eg@gmail.con (.CON not .COM)

I've fixed it in the Database. Do a Password recovery and then reset your password.

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Willem , are the Dallas Hookers all set in this matter ? Excuse me but im not the greatest computer user around lol . Thanks , Jesse

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Willem , are the Dallas Hookers all set in this matter ? Excuse me but im not the greatest computer user around lol . Thanks , Jesse

Yup, you guys are all good.

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and guys, I just noticed that on the cover page there is a link to the scoreboard,,,, thanks Willem :)

of course it will cleared out priot to the event,,,,REMEMBER,,,this is only for quick update for the Anglers, you must post VERIFIED captures within 1 hour of the capture,,,,,,and NONE OF THEM COUNT OFFICIALLY unless the scorecard is turned in that evening !!

Edited by Neil Stern

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Question about the leaderboard. Do you have to be logged into see it? Or can non anglers just go to see the standings and follow the event?

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Question about the leaderboard. Do you have to be logged into see it? Or can non anglers just go to see the standings and follow the event?

If you've followed the links to the board you'll see you don't have to log in to view it. Only login required by the anglers to add their catches. (In the case of Brid, a marshal, team mate or possible homeless man can assist in the upload.)

The board will be placed on the CAG Front Page of the main website for the public as soon as I can get everybody to test-upload a catch

I will add a link below the scoreboard for phone users to save on their phones (it will be the clean white version for mobile devices)

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Why the password for the Carp Anglers Group Forum is different from the leader board? Also, how can I change the login password to login to the leader board? It's so complicated

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Why the password for the Carp Anglers Group Forum is different from the leader board? Also, how can I change the login password to login to the leader board? It's so complicated

How can clicking on a link be complicated?

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The Online Scoreboard is independent from the forum. It's not a IPB Board feature, it's a custom designed CMS. It will be used for events by people outside CAG, like anglers from our "Friends of CAG" group.

As for having the same password as the forum, that real easy, when resetting your password........just use the same as the Forum, real simple.

The rest of the instructions can be found here: LEADER-BOARD INSTRUCTIONS

Any other questions, let me know.

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