Tomorrow I will be heading off to the Merrimack River in MA to fish the New England Yankee Challenge. This is an eight hour tournament in which a carp team from MA/RI competes against a team of carp fishermen from CT. It will feature some of the very best carp fishermen in New England. Many are also nationally known for their skills at catching carp. The RI representatives on the MA team include myself, Todd Richer, Jason DiChristofaro and Bob White. These guys are all RI CAG members, skilled anglers and diehard carp fishermen.
We will be competing for points. Each carp landed is worth one point. There will be 1 bonus point for a carp over 10 lbs., 2 bonus points for a carp over 20 lbs., 3 bonus points for a carp over 30 lbs. and 1 bonus point for a mirror carp or a koi. Fishermen will be paired up with other fishermen from opposing teams. You will draw a peg number for the place you will be fishing for the day. Two rods are allowed.
Watch for a write-up on the results in the next day or two.