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2018 CAG BIG 4 Rules

2018 Fall Big 4 Competition has been extended and will run:

 Oct 1st through Nov 30th 2018

You must be a CAG Member to participateEntry Fee: $10

Registration is open from Sep 10th until Midnight Oct 15th



 - The Top Ten Big 4 Fish Captors -

will be awarded prizes based on the order of the total weight of Biggest 4 Fish submitted

by a registered angler & caught from anywhere in North America.

1st - $300 * 2nd - $150 * 3rd - $100 *  4th - $75 * 5th - $50 * 6th thro' 10th - $30 each

(amount based on retail value of prize or gift certificates)

- Additional Prizes will be awarded for the Biggest Common and Biggest Mirror - 

- Regional Awards - 

A Photo Plaque will be given to honor the Biggest 4 Fish winners from each of the 5 Regions shown below

(anglers will be required to indicate the state in which those fish were caught).

Regions I - IV shown below Plus Canada & Mexico Region V

Big 4 Regions.jpg


Only Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio) will count for

Big 4 Total, Big Mirror & Big Common

Anglers can fish any combination of legal waters anywhere in North America
Anglers must register and manage their own catches and photos in our online leader board.

Follow instructions posted under the leaderboard topic in this section. 

Any number of fish can be added, but only the biggest Four Fish will count.

All Submissions must include:
A Photo clearly showing the Angler, the Fish, the Scale used and the relevant Big Four Logo (see instructions shown below).


All submissions must be posted to the Leaderboard by no later than Nov 30th (11.59pm)
Fish must be caught on rod & line using legal methods and must be released safely
The Live Leaderboard will be displayed on the home page from Oct 1st through Nov 30th

Fish caught BEFORE the date and time of your paid entry cannot be entered!

Corresponding stories in the forum are encouraged and will be linked to the leader board
Catches logged at any other event will count, but all event requirements above must still be fulfilled

Please make sure you are registered on the New CAG Leader-board.

You only have to register ONCE, if you've already registered (say for the ATC or CCC) then all you need to do is Log in and add the Big 4 event to your name.

In the event of any discrepancy or questions arising from the submission of a fish for the Big 4 the CAG BOD will review the entry and will make a determination on accepting or disallowing the entry. 

Instructions on how to use the leader-board can be downloaded here:

Leaderboard Instructions

Any questions, please e-mail Willem at BIG4@JOINCAG.COM



The Logo

The logo for the 2018 Fall Big 4 will be posted in a separate thread just before the the Big 4 start date.

You are required to submit 1 photo of each fish you catch along with it's weight.

This photo MUST CLEARLY show the angler holding the fish, a printed 2018 FALL Big 4 logo, and your SCALE.

Remember, the star of these photos is you with your fish. Your photo may end up in a magazine! The logo and scale just need to be there somewhere to prove you have them. They can be anywhere in the photo as long as they are identifiable. 

A good way to manage this is to tape the logo to your scale:

Big 4 Scale.jpg

Big 4 Fish Hold n Scale.jpg

Alternative Options

The Big 4 Logo is only 3.75 x 2.75." This is the size of many state/provincial fishing and hunting licenses. You can Also put your logo in a standard license holder from any tackle shop, and pin it on your clothes, or even your unhooking mat.

Big 4 License Holder 001.jpgBig 4 License Holder 002.jpg

Big 4 License Holder 003.jpg

Edited by (CT) Savayman

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