Wild Carp Classic

Early registration for the 2017 Wild Carp Classic begins February 13, 2017

Open registration begins February 21, 2017

All teams wishing to register for the Wild Carp Classic must print and mail in pages 1-3 from the registration form, along with a non-refundable $300 deposit (or more, if desired), and $20 each for any angler that has not already paid Wild Carp Club membership dues. All anglers must be Wild Carp Club members to compete in the Wild Carp Classic.
 
Entry to this event is $900 per 2 or 3-person team.
 
Forms must be postmarked no earlier than February 13, 2017 for those teams eligible for early entry. Open registration begins February 21, 2017. Entries postmarked before a team's eligible registration date will be returned.
 
It is OK to send an incomplete registration form (missing angler info, signatures). All team members may finalize registration forms  at The Red Mill Inn during the registration period prior to the peg draw, but the registration payment must be paid in full.
 
Registration will be limited to 48 teams, unless new pegs are procured prior to the start of competition.


 


Entry will be based on the following:
Early Registration:  Early Registration for theTop 10 teams that placed in the 2016 Wild Carp Classic (top 5 in each section) will begin on February 13, 2017.  You must have your $300 deposit postmarked no later than February 27, 2017.  Teams are not allowed to change from your team you had at the 2016 WCC if you are taking advantage of the Early Registration.

Open Registration:  Open Registration begins on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.  Teams can guarantee a spot by sending in the full $900 registration amount.  Spots will be guaranteed by the postmark date on the evenvelope.  The latest the postmark date can be is March 7, 2017 to guarantee a spot.  If we receive over 38 registration forms with the full $900 registration amount, the later postmark dated regitrations will have to be subjected to a draw.


For Open Registration, if teams send in a $300 deposit, entry will be based on the order received. Any day that registration forms are received, they will be guaranteed entry into the tournament up until the point that the maximum number of entries (47) has been reached.  For example, if at the time of open registration we receive 12 forms postmarked by March 7 with the $900 full registration payment, all 12 teams would be guaranteed. If the following day, 32 more teams are received with the $300 deposit only, and it exceeds our maximum, a live drawing would take place for those 32 teams. The first 25 chosen would be in the tournament and the following 7 would make up the waiting list.
 
All entries must be paid in full by April 18, 2017
No further entries will be accepted after April 18, 2017 
Any team that makes a deposit and does not pay their balance by April 18, 2017 will forfeit their deposit
Any team that makes a deposit but does not show up for the tournament will forfeit their deposit

​Lodging Information
​We have reserved 2 blocks of rooms for May 10, 2017
Red Mill Inn - 10 Rooms are blocked off for $99 + tax; (800) 841-0411; Use code Spring2017 to get the rate
The Clarion Inn and Suites - 15 Rooms are blocked off for $59.99 + tax; (315) 457-8700 ; Use code Wild Carp Classic to get the rate

 
There will be a peg draw Thursday, May 11 at 12:00 PM at The Red Mill Inn (4 Syracuse St, Baldwinsville).   Anglers may arrive to their peg after they draw to begin set up.  Pre-baiting will be permited beginning at 3:00 PM and the competition will begin at 4:00 PM. Fishing will last for 66 consecutive hours and will end at 10:00 AM on May 14, 2017.
 
This tournament is a Big 10 format, with prizes awarded to the teams with the most combined weight of their ten largest carp caught.

To make an online payment for deposit, partial registration, full registration, or sponsorship, visit our Online Store .
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Wednesday, May 10
​All Day, Peg Viewing

Thursday, May 11
9:00AM – 12:00 PM, Registration at The Red Mill Inn
12:00 - 2:00 PM, Peg Draw, Raffles and Celebration for Jason Bernhardt
​4:00 PM, Competition Begins
 
Friday, May 12
Continuous Fishing

 
Saturday, May 13
Continuous Fishing
 
Sunday, May 14
10:00 AM, Fishing Concludes
12:00 PM, Complimentary Lunch and Award Presentation at The Red Mill Inn

Schedule

Basic Rules

Teams awarded prizes for highest combined weight of
10 largest carp (common or mirror)
 
Teams of two or three permitted; six rods per team, one hook per rod
 
Must posess a NYS fishing license

​Be a Wild Carp Club Member - Can pay $20 Membership Dues at Registration (per angler)

Proper carp care is required, including use of landing mats, catch and release angling, and use of holding sacks when awaiting marshals
 
Weigh marshal must weigh your catch, record your score and witness the release of each fish
 
Anglers must sign the weigh marshal scoresheet for each recorded weight

Always maintain good sportsmanship while competing against fellow anglers
 
Teams must have landed ten carp to qualify for section prizes
 
All fish must be at least 15 lb, 0 oz or greater to qualify for the Big 10 total
 
Be prepared to have enough carp-friendly holding bags to accommodate at least 10 fish; limit of 3 fish per large holding bag
Tournament Prizes
Thank you!

Prizes are based on 48-team registration and are subject to change depending on final team entry.

A special thank you goes to the membership of the Wild Carp Club of Central New York, whose members volunteer a great deal of their time before, during and after the Ed French Open and Wild Carp Classic to make sure the competing anglers have a great time while attending.

​​​Overall Winner = $ 2,500

​Section A Winners
​1st Place = $5,000
2nd Place = $3,100
3rd Place = $2,000
​4th Place = $1,800

Big Fish Prizes For Section A
1st Place = $1,200
2nd Place = $900

​3rd Place = $600

​​Section B Winners
​1st Place = $4,600
​2nd Place = $2,800
3rd Place = $1,800
4th Place = $1,500

​Big Fish Prizes for Section B

​1st Place = $1,200
​2nd Place = $900
3rd Place = $600 
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Tournament Peg Locations*

Map 1, Pegs 1-12
Map 2, Pegs 13-29
Map 3, Pegs 30-44
Wegman's Good Dog Park. NOTE: At the dog park, teams may drive to their pegs to unload their vehicles and/or trailers if the ground is dry. All vehicles and trailers may not enter until 2:30 PM and must be returned to designated parking areas by 6:00 PM. Upon the conclusion of the tournament, vehicles and trailers may not enter until 10:00 AM and must be vacated from the property no later than 1:00 PM. Violating vehicle and trailer use rules may result in a yellow card against your team.
Map 4, Pegs 45-52
Long Branch Park. NOTE: At Long Branch Park, teams may drive to their pegs to unload their vehicles and/or trailers if the ground is dry. All vehicles and trailers may not enter until 2:30 PM and must be returned to designated parking areas by 6:00 PM. Upon the conclusion of the tournament, vehicles and trailers may not enter until 10:00 AM and must be vacated from the property no later than 1:00 PM. Violating vehicle and trailer use rules may result in a yellow card against your team.
​*Pegs 1 - 3 are back-up pegs.  Peg locations are subject to change based on number of entries and water levels

2017 Wild Carp Classic Final Results

The Wild Carp Classic 2017 - The Movie