Monday, October 19, 2015

RI CAGers Sweep Merrimack River Tournament

Rob Clarke with a nice
RI Carpers are leaving a mark, a big mark, on the New England carp fishing scene.  Yesterday many members of our RI CAG group went up the the Merrimack River in Lowell, MA, to fish in a tournament sponsored by the Wild Carp Group of New England.  It was a marathon 18 hour event with big cash prizes and featured anglers from all over the northeast. Two guys fished together as team. The final results will show the RI guys SWEPT the winnings taking the top three awards as well as the Big Fish award. This was a catch and release tournament.
Rob Clarke and Bob White took the first
prize of nearly $500.
Bob White and Rob Clarke (dual member in RI and NH) took the first place prize of nearly $500 along with other prizes for their fish that weighed 34 lbs., 15 oz. Both these guys are very accomplished carpers and two of our best fishermen in RI. Rob is also the State Chairman of CAG in NH.
Sam Morgan and KJ Miller took the second place prize of $230 along with the big fish award of $100.  They also won several gift certificates. New RI CAG member Sam Morgan landed the biggest fish of the tournament at a bit over 17 lbs.
Jake Ayotte and Tom Perron placed third and won over $100 in cash and gift certificates.  Both are first year members of RI CAG and both are highly dedicated carp fishermen who are on a fast learning curve.
I want to also say that I have fished with all these 6 guys that won this tournament.  I am proud to say that these guys are all very dedicated, very conservation minded and treat the fish with the utmost of care. All of these guys deserve a big CONGRATULATIONS for their accomplishments. It is the start of big things to come!

Sam Morgan and KJ Miller took second place and the Big Fish Award.


  1. I want to say congratulations to all six of you. Amazing job sweeping the tourney. Very, very impressive!