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21st St Lawrence Junior International Carp Tournament - July 18 - 20 2024

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21st Annual St. Lawrence International Jr. Carp Tournament
July 18 – 20, 2024

Tentative 3-Day Schedule*

Thursday, July 18th
2 – 3 pm Registration – Madrid-Waddington Central School
3 – 4 pm Opening Ceremonies – (mandatory for all) – Madrid-Waddington Central School
4:30 – 6 pm Riley Basford Jr. Carp School – (mandatory for all 1st time participants)
All others are invited and encouraged to stop by to help the newbies!
Bankside at location to be determined.
Practice casting, while learning from some of the best carp anglers.

Friday, July 19th
6 – 7 am Report to designated town location to receive specific location and Peg #.
(The town you’ll report to each morning will be given to you at Registration.)
7 am – 12 n Fishing, Fishing, Fishing!
12 n – 1 pm Mandatory lunch break. (No fishing, no casting, no baiting.)
1 – 8 pm Fishing, Fishing, Fishing!

Saturday, July 20th
6 – 7 am Report to designated town location to receive specific location and Peg #.
(The town you’ll report to each morning will be given to you at Registration.)
7 am – 12 n Fishing, Fishing, Fishing!
12 n – 1 pm Mandatory lunch break. (No fishing, no casting, no baiting.)
1 – 5 pm Fishing, Fishing, Fishing!
6 pm – 7 pm Pizza Party – Madrid-Waddington Central School
7 pm – 8:30 pm Closing Awards Ceremony. Lots of special unannounced prizes, so please attend.

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Hello Jr. Carpers and Supporters of Carp Fishing people!

Our annual St. Lawrence International Jr. Carp Tournament is scheduled for July 18 – 20, 2024. This is a bit earlier than we normally hold it; however, with other events scheduled on the River this summer, it was the best weekend without much disruption.

Grand Marshal for this year’s tournament will be Tanner Smith, who most of you already know as a personable and talented carp angler who was Grand Champion in 2016; his first year in the event! Participating until he aged out last year, Tanner will be a great mentor for everyone throughout the tournament.
Most of the tournament’s rules and schedule will remain consistent with previous years. A rule book will be given to you at Registration.

Age eligibility: If you are 11 – 18 years of age on the first day of the tournament, (July 18, 2024), you are eligible to participate. However, you also qualify, if:

  • You turn 11 years of age between July 18th and August 31st.
  • Or, if you turn 19 years of age between July 1st and July 18th.

You can fish as an Individual or as a Team of 2,3 or 4 people. 

We have sponsorships available to those who really need it, but available on a first-come basis as they are limited. We also have equipment for first time participants who would like to ‘give carp fishing a try’ before renting or buying your own. The # of these is also limited, so available on a ‘first come’ basis, as well.
One major change to this year’s event is that there will be no ‘adult’ division. This has been debated for many years due to it being a kid’s event. We hope this won’t change the participation of the kids that were accompanied by an adult in past years, as the adult support can still be constant on the riverbank. Thank you for your understanding to this change.

The attached Registration Form includes the fee, who to make the checks payable to, and where to mail them.

Jr. Carp 2024 - Registration Packet.pdf

Click Here to Download the Registration Packet

Please fill it out the form completely, as all information is needed.

As always, we’re looking for volunteers, sponsors and donations; with all being important for another successful year. If you know of anyone that might be interested in helping, please send them our way.

The Carp Angler’s Group is host of this tournament, and many of their members, who you’ve come to know from their many years of dedication, will once again assist the kids throughout the 3-day event.

If you have any questions at all:  Click Here to Email for More Details or Questions.

Hope to see you on the River!

Jo Ann Roberts

Tournament Director

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  • Savayman changed the title to 21st St Lawrence Junior International Carp Tournament - July 18 - 20 2024

 The 21st Annual St. Lawrence International Jr. Carp Tournament will be held on along the shores of the St. Lawrence River, July 18 – 20, 2024.  


To kick things off, we’re pleased to announce that recent Madrid-Waddington graduate, Tanner Smith, will be this year’s Grand Marshal!  Tanner joined the Jr. Carp family in 2016, and took home the Grand Champion title that same year!  Since then he has won several individual and team awards in the event, with last year’s event being his last due to age requirements.  Despite now living in Georgia while attending linemen school, his response when invited to be Grand Marshal was, “now that’s an offer I can’t refuse!”, said Jo Ann Roberts, who organizes the tournament alongside daughter, Abby McNamara.


His participation in the Jr. Carp tournament introduced him to a larger ‘Carp audience’, and was asked to join Team USA in the World Championship events in Hungary in 2022, and in France in 2023. When asked about his time in the tournament, Tanner said “this event is an opportunity to enjoy a great day on the riverbank with awesome people.  I’ve experienced more opportunities because of it than I could have ever imagined, creating wonderful memories.”

 Tanner Smith, Abby McNamara.jpeg

Abby, who began helping her mom with the event when she was only 6 years old said, We are beyond proud to have Tanner as our next Grand Marshal.  He brings an abundance of knowledge and advice to share with this year’s participants”.


The tournament was started in 2003 by the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, and is now hosted by the Carp Anglers Group; a national organization with many of their members volunteering during the event.  


We’d like to encourage anyone who loves fishing, the outdoors and a family-friendly event to join us this year!  Equipment and sponsorships are limited but available, and the experts will teach you the rest!


Those interested in volunteering, sponsoring or donating toward the event, or to receive a Registration packet, contact Jo Ann Roberts at 315 244-1909 or by email to jrcarptournament@gmail.com.  Kids 11 – 18 years of age are eligible to participate.  Deadline for registration is Friday, July 5th.


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