About our Membership

By becoming a member of The American Carp Society you are supporting our goal of raising both the awareness and the attributes of this hard fighting freshwater fish to other Anglers and members of the public. It is our hope that with the continued education of others, better documentation through exquisite publications showing both care and stewardship of the Trophy fish ...as well as your encouragement to new Anglers being introduced to the sport, that we will achieve this goal and together lead with the ongoing care and stewardship of the Trophy Carp in our US waters. 

Your contribution to the cause through both your membership fees and continued support will help to educate others on the natural resources available to them and will help to promote the benefits of Trophy Carp Lakes here in the USA.

Your actions bank-side and stewardship of the species to others are the very best way of communicating your love for this great fish and the country that we live in.

Being a membership based organization it is our members who will directly benefit from the many hours of hard work and investment in this ongoing process.

As a Carp Angler ...or 'soon-to-be' Carp Angler in the USA we hope that you will join us in our cause!

Remember that the time water-side is always time well spent…the sport & Art of Angling is so very rewarding…and that the fish is always the star!


What's Included

Member benefits:

  • Access to exclusive ‘Members Only’ areas of the website containing un-published interviews, videos and information on the species and sport.
  • Access to Members Merchandise and Store.
  • Access to American Carp Society events.
  • Access to digital versions of every back-issue of the original society publication.
  • Access to private, members-only discussion groups.
  • Access to additional Membership benefits that will be continually added.
  • Eligibility for all American Carp Society Awards.

1. Angler of the Year Award

This is not just an award about catching fish. It is voted on by your peers, The American Carp Society membership, and is awarded to the Angler who has given much to the Sport by their actions throughout the year. This will include their education of others new to the sport, their ability to help existing Carp Anglers already established as well as their character representing the sport when bank-side.


2. Photographer of the Year Award

The documentation of our beloved fish is one of the strongest messages that we can send to others by raising the profile, and perceived value, of the fish in a well documented photograph that captures a moment in time. This will be voted on by your peers, The American Carp Society membership. 



Both Award recipients will receive a Trophy and a personally hand drawn picture of their choice by Official American Carp Society Artist Lindsay Bouquillon.



Basic MEMBERSHIP: $39 yearly SHipped to Your Door.

Covers all member benefits and membership box at registration, subsequent years you will receive the members only designed T Shirt.


Everything in the Basic Membership plus the annual "The American Carper" publication ($60 retail value). The first 100 publications of which are all Individually signed and numbered for the first 100 Premium memberships.


The Members Merch Box


Member's Welcome Letter

More Images Of The Merch Box Items


The American Carper


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