Wild Carp Classic

2019 Wild Carp Classic - May 8 - May 11, 2019
with Opening Ceremonies
on May 7, 2019


​​2019 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 $1000 per 2 or 3-person team.


We are SOLD OUT for this year's Wild Carp Classic.  Please email Ginny to get on the waiting list.
  
All teams wishing to register for the The Wild Carp Classic must register using this online 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 at registration, if you have not already paid it for the calendar year of 2019.  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, early registration begins February 10, 2019. 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 2018 Wild Carp Classic (top 5 in each section) will begin on February 10, 2019.  You must have your $300 deposit postmarked no later than February 24, 2019, if you are mailing it in. 

Full payment is due by April 24, 2019.

Teams are not allowed to change from your team you had at the 2018 Wild Carp Classic if you are taking advantage of the Early Registration.  2018 qualifiers may still register if teammates are dropped but cannot form more than one team.

Open Registration:  Open Registration begins on Sunday, February 17, 2019 using an online link that will be provided on this website at 10:00 AM EST and also on the Wild Carp Club Tournaments Facebook page. 

Teams can guarantee a spot by either paying the full $1000 registration amount or a $300 deposit.  If teams choose to mail in their registration, spots will be guaranteed by the postmark date on the envelope (with the payment).  The latest the postmark date can be is April 24, 2019 to guarantee a spot.  If we receive over 50 registrations with the full $1000 registration amount or a $300 deposit, the later online registrations or postmark dated registrations will have to be subjected to a draw.

All entries must be paid in full by April 24, 2019.

No further entries will be accepted after April 24, 2019.

Any team that makes a deposit and does not pay their balance by April 24, 2019 will forfeit their deposit

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

 
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Tournament Rules

​Lodging Information
We have reserved 3 blocks of rooms for May 5, 6 and 7th,  2019
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 $65.99 + tax; (315) 457-8700 ; Use code Wild Carp Classic to get the rate


Holiday Inn Express - 10 Rooms are blocked off for $99 + tax; (315)-701-5000; Use code Wild Carp Classic to get the rate.  You can also use this link to book.


​​We have reserved 1 block of rooms for May 13, 2019
The Clarion Inn and Suites - 10 Rooms are blocked off for $99.99 + tax; (315) 457-8700 ; Use code Wild Carp Classic to get the rate







Monday, May 6, 2019
All Day, Peg Viewing

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Peg viewing
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM  Orient Rods Casting Tournament (Paper Mill Island)
3:00 - 6:00 PM, Registration, Raffles and Peg Draw Order at Red Mill Inn


Wednesday, May 8, 2019
6:00 AM Peg Draw at Red Mill Inn
9:00 AM Fishing Starts (NO PRE-BAITING)


  Thursday, May 9, 2019
Continuous Fishing
 
Friday, May 10, 2019
Continuous Fishing
 
Saturday, May 11, 2019

11:00 AM, Fishing Concludes
1:00 PM, Complimentary Lunch at Baldwinsville VFW
2:00 PM Award Presentation at Baldwinsville VFW


Schedule

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 big fish prize. (common or mirror)
 
Teams of two or three permitted; six rods per team, one hook per rod

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

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 Red Mill Inn
4 Syracuse St.
Baldwinsville, NY

Baldwinsville VFW
50 Salina St (Corner of Salina and Woods)
Baldwinsville, NY

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 and money raised; 76% Payout of Entry Fees

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 = $1,000

​Section A Winners (​​based on 29 pegs)
​1st Place = $6,500
2nd Place = $4,050
3rd Place = $2,520
​4th Place = $2,250

Big Fish Prizes For Section A
1st Place = $1,500
2nd Place = $1,200

​3rd Place = $900

​​Section B Winners ​(based on 21 pegs)
​1st Place = $6,000
​2nd Place = $3,750
3rd Place = $2,250
4th Place = $1,980

​Big Fish Prizes for Section B

1st Place = $1,500
2nd Place = $1,200
​3rd Place = $900


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2018 Tournament Peg Locations*
2019 peg locations will be finalized around April 28th

​*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.

2018 Wild Carp Classic Final Results

Bill Syler, Dick Laubscher, Richie Eldridge
Georgia Boys - Matthew Tatum, Michael Garner, Jason Edwards
Bailey Pack - David Mitchell, Lindey Wordon, Steve Baliey
Akron Carpers - Bill Syler, Dick Laubscher, Richie Eldridge
Carpin' - Chainer Snyder, Vance Snyder,  Quentin Roseboro
Agh-Agh - Andras Agh, Attila Agh
Dubesko and Moss - Jarrod Dudesko, Gregg Hudson, Dennis Moss
Duster Champs - Billy Flowers, Jamie Londors
Fear the Puff - William Cabe, June Peebles, Harvey Hunt

2017 Wild Carp Classic Final Results