One of my carp that I landed in December on a snowy day here in RI has become Big Carp Tackle's Carp of the Month for December. Big Carp Tackle, www.bigcarptackle.com , is a big online carp store and sponsors a monthly photo contest for CAG members. The photos entered are usually self portrait shots taken with the self timer on the camera. I got my photo by mounting the camera on a bankstick topped with a Gardner camera mount and set the timer for 20 seconds. With the snow lightly falling and in the background, it turned out to be a good shot (see photo at bottom). Big Carp Tackle awards a very generous gift certificate to the monthly winners.
Besides running fishing contests, the Carp Anglers Group (CAG) is constantly running photo and writing contests for its members. These contests are often sponsored by big online tackle companies. This month's contest, for instance, is about your funniest carp story.
For anyone interested in joining our group, membership information can be found at www.carpanglersgroup.com If you join the national group, you have automatic membership in the state group.