Wild Carp Classic

2018 Wild Carp Classic - May 10 - May 13, 2018
with Opening Ceremonies
on May 9, 2018

​​2018 Wild Carp Classic Open Information

This tournament is a Big 10 format, with prizes awarded to the teams with the most combined weight of their 10 largest carp caught over 15 pounds. There will also be prizes for the single largest carp caught. There are no prizes for mirror carp.


Entry to the Wild Carp Classic is $900 per 2 or 3-person team.

We are currently sold out of spots to the 2018 Wild Carp Classic, thank you to everyone for your interest.  If you would like to be put on a waiting list in case someone needs to cancel, please send an email to Ginny Russell.

All teams wishing to register for the Wild Carp Classic must register using this registration link , and pay online their $300 deposit (or more if desired).  If you do not want to pay your $300 deposit online, you may send a money order to Kent Appleby, 6897 Buckley Rd, Syracuse, NY 13212 after registering online.  You MUST send your deposit out right away, if we do not get it postmarked within two days of registration online, we will NOT register you for the tournament.

Each angler is also responsible for paying their $20 Wild Carp Club membership dues.  All anglers must be Wild Carp Club members to compete in the Wild Carp Classic. Your $20 fee is good for each calendar year, and applies to other club events.





For those teams eligible for early entry, open registration begins February 10, 2018. You will be emailed a special link for your online registration.
 
 
Registration will be limited to 50 teams, unless new pegs are procured prior to the start of competition.

Entry will be based on the following:
Early Registration:  Early Registration for the Top 10 teams that placed in the 2017 Wild Carp Classic(top 5 in each section) will begin on February 10, 2018.  You must have your $300 deposit postmarked no later than February 24, 2018, if you are mailing it in. 
Full payment is due by April 22, 2018.
Teams are not allowed to change from your team you had at the 2017 Wild Carp Classic if you are taking advantage of the Early Registration.  2017 qualifiers may still register if teammates are dropped but cannot form more than one team.

Open Registration:  Open Registration begins on Saturday, February 17, 2018 using an online link that will be provided soon.  Teams can guarantee a spot by paying the full $900 registration amount.  Spots will be guaranteed by the postmark date on the evenvelope (with the payment) or paying online.  The latest the postmark date can be is April 22, 2018 to guarantee a spot.  If we receive over 50 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 pay 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 (50) has been reached.  For example, if at the time of open registration we receive 12 forms postmarked by March 2 with the $900 full registration payment, all 12 teams would be guaranteed. If the following day, 15 more teams are received with the $300 deposit only, and it exceeds our maximum, a live drawing would take place for those 15 teams. The first 9 chosen would be in the tournament and the following 6 would make up the waiting list.

All entries must be paid in full by April 22, 2018

No further entries will be accepted after April 22, 2018

Any team that makes a deposit and does not pay their balance by April 22, 2018 will forfeit their deposit

Any team that makes a deposit but does not show up for the tournament will forfeit their deposit

Tournament Rules

​Lodging Information
​We have reserved 3 blocks of rooms for May 7, 8 and 9th, 2018
Red Mill Inn - 10 Rooms are blocked off for $99 + tax; (800) 841-0411; Use code Wild Carp Classic to get the rate
The Clarion Inn and Suites - 15 Rooms are blocked off for $62.99 + tax; (315) 457-8700 ; Use code Wild Carp Classic to get the rate
Microtel Inn & Suites - 15 Rooms are blocked off for $62.99 + tax; (315) 457-8700 ; Use code Wild Carp Classic to get the rate


​​We have reserved 2 blocks of rooms for May 13, 2018
The Clarion Inn and Suites - 8 Rooms are blocked off for $62.99 + tax; (315) 457-8700 ; Use code Wild Carp Classic to get the rate
Microtel Inn & Suites - 8 Rooms are blocked off for $159.99 + tax; (315) 457-8700 ; Use code Wild Carp Classic to get the rate

 
There will be a peg draw with Opening Ceremonies Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 2:00 - 6:00 PM at The Red Mill Inn, 4 Syracuse St. Baldwinsville, NY.

The competition will begin at 8:00 AM, Thursday, May 10, 2018

Fishing will last until 11:00 AM, Sunday, May 13, 2018 with a Complimentary Lunch and Awards Ceremony which will be held at The Red Mill Inn, 4 Syracuse St. Baldwinsville, NY.
 




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Schedule





Tuesday, May 8, 2018
All Day, Peg Viewing

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Peg viewing
2:00 - 4:00 PM, Registration at Red Mill Inn
4:00 - 6:00 PM, Peg Draw, Raffles  (NO Peg Viewing after Draw)


Thursday, May 10, 2018
You can go to your pegs at 6:00 AM to pre-bait
Fishing Starts, 8:00 AM

  Friday, May 11, 2018
Continuous Fishing
 
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Continuous Fishing
 
Sunday, May 13, 2018

11:00 AM, Fishing Concludes
1:30 PM, Complimentary Lunch and Award Presentation  at The Red Mill Inn

Basic Rules

Teams awarded prizes for highest combined weight of
10 largest carp over 15 pounds.  If you don't have 10 qualifying fish you can still win a bigfish prize. (common or mirror)
 
Teams of two or three permitted; six rods per team, one hook per rod

No going to your peg on Wednesday, May 9 after the draw.  If you do, you will get a red card and will be immediately removed from the tournament and your money will not be refunded back to you.


Must possess 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 score sheet for each recorded weight and weigh marshal must sign the anglers score sheet for the 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

The Wild Carp Classic 2017 - The Movie

Tournament Prizes
Thank you!

Prizes are based on 50-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 = $2,100

​Section A Winners (​​based on 29 pegs)
​1st Place = $5,250
2nd Place = $3,300
3rd Place = $2,100
​4th Place = $1,800

Big Fish Prizes For Section A
1st Place = $1,350
2nd Place = $1,050

​3rd Place = $675

​​Section B Winners ​(based on 21 pegs)
​1st Place = $4,800
​2nd Place = $3,000
3rd Place = $1,800
4th Place = $1,500

​Big Fish Prizes for Section B

​1st Place = $1,350
​2nd Place = $1,050
3rd Place = $675
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Tournament Peg Locations*

​*Peg locations are subject to change based on number of entries and water levels
Map 1, Pegs 1-13
The town of Baldwinsville has recently paved the path for pegs 1 - 9 and we have been told we can not drive on it.  We will keep you up to date on where you can drop off your gear and where to park.  If anyone is found driving on the path may result in a yellow card against your team.
Map 2, Pegs 14-30
Map 3, Pegs 31-44
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 5:30 AM and must be returned to designated parking areas by 9:00 AM. Upon the conclusion of the tournament, vehicles and trailers may not enter until 11:00 AM and must be vacated from the property no later than 2:00 PM. Violating vehicle and trailer use rules may result in a yellow card against your team.
Map 4, Pegs 45-52
Longbranch Park. NOTE: At Longbranch 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 5:30 AM and must be returned to designated parking areas by 9:00 AM. Upon the conclusion of the tournament, vehicles and trailers may not enter until 11:00 AM and must be vacated from the property no later than 2:00 PM. Violating vehicle and trailer use rules may result in a yellow card against your team.

2017 Wild Carp Classic Final Results