The American Carp Society worked closely with the IGFA to procure the acceptance of the 'Hair Rig' as a legitimate form of capture for specimen carp in the USA. This was officially ratified in 2007.
$250K WON BY AL ST CYR FOR BREAKING THE TEXAS STATE RECORD
Between the dates of March 26th and 31st 2006, the American Carp Society held the Texas Carp Challenge (TCC), a new format competition inspired by David Moore, that allowed the anglers to choose their venue within a geographical area of Austin. A purse of $250,000 was awarded to American Carp Society member AL St Cyr for breaking the Texas State record. This competition received National news and local television coverage.
THE 2006 TEXAS CARP CHALLENGE COMPETITORS
AL ST CYR PICTURED WITH HIS $250,000 WINNING COMMON CARP
SCOTT OSMOND WITH ONE OF HIS COMMON CARP CAPTURES THAT HELPED HIM WIN THE 'BIG FOUR' $25,000 PRIZE AT THE TEXAS CARP CHALLENGE.
SCOTT IS PICTURED HERE WITH AMERICAN CARP SOCIETY DIRECTOR, WAYNE BOON
THE AMERICAN CARP SOCIETY HELD A CARP FISHING CLINIC, MEMBERSHIP DRIVE AND THE TCC AWARDS AT CABELAS IN BUDA, TEXAS.
FEATURED ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
The American Carp Society made history in 2005 by hosting The World Carp Championships on the St. Lawrence River in the State of New York.
One Hundred and One teams of two from 17 countries competed for a 1 million Dollar purse for breaking the NY State record as well as $50,000 in cash and prizes of 2 Chevrolet Colorado trucks. This event made Global news as the most famous Carp Anglers in the World wanted to be part of History. The participants read like a 'whose who' of carp angling.
This event made the Front page of the Wall St Journal as well as garnering television, radio and news coverage nationally. The American Carp Society was awarded the Keys to the St. Lawrence Corridor, New York and received recognition from then New York State senator, Hillary Clinton for the economic impact of the event to the area.
The 2005 WCC held by The American Carp Society set a new global bar for financial payouts in a professional Carp Angling competition.
In 2005 ACS Productions launched the first ever 'Made in the USA' Carp Angling DVD titled 'Carp Angling 101' an instructional DVD on fish capture, approach, tactics, fish care and stewardship of the carp.
This was followed by 'Town Lake' a detailed look into the famous Town Lake (Ladybird Lake) in Austin, Texas. A Mecca in the early years of Carp Angling in the USA Town Lake holds some stunning Carp. This DVD highlights a now famous session from all three directors on Town Lake with multiple captures of both mirror and common carp as well as the 44lb and 46lb brace.
These DVD's were available from the American Carp Society website and select fishing stores throughout the USA.
For Immediate Release
November 11, 2004
American Carp Society Breaks New Ground with U.S. Made Carp Tackle
The first ever United States hand built carp angling rods will be offered to the open market by ACS Tackle, a subsidiary of the American Carp Society.
In an announcement today, this pioneering move is a result of a unique partnership between the American Carp Society, Dr. Steve Harrison and Nick Buss. Harrison and Buss are recognized world wide as innovative builders and designers of custom carp angling rods. These custom rods have met high praise from anglers across the United States and will be hand assembled by one of the country's leading rod builders.
The ACS "MIA" (Made in America) series rods will utilize Harrison and Buss's innovative and technogically precise rod blanks as the basic component for the rod construction. Today, the design serves as a benchmark for rod blanks and is proclaimes to afford carp anglers keen precision never recognized before.
"Steve and Nick put a great deal of thought into the blank design", says Wayne Boon, Director of the American Carp Society. "We are extremely pleased with these rods. They are perfect for the broad range of fishing conditions here in the United States."
"The blanks have an excellent action, yet really compress on a cast with more powerful butt section than standard," Boon adds. "This is a terrific partnership, and we're proud to be associated with Steve and Nick."
The custom build rods are avialable exclusively through ACS Tackle with future plans for expanded distribution.
The American Carp Society is a membership-based organization founded to benefit the needs of rod and line carp anglers in the United States. The association provides a broad array of services which include carp tackle and equiptment, educational materials and publication, regional and national tournaments and regular big fish contests. The organization will host the 2005 World Carp Championship on the St. Lawrence River in New York State June 5-10. The American Carp Society can be found on the web at www.americancarpsociety.com.