Wild Carp Companies, of Baldwinsville, NY, USA, promotes catch and release carp angling via educational demonstrations, angling lessons, tourism promotion, hosting fish-ins, tournaments and the Wild Carp Club

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Radio interview with The Score 1260’s Mike Lindsley

Monday, May 16


By David Figura
The Post-Standard The Post-Standard


Jake's 32-pound, 2-ounce carp

Jake's 32-pound, 2-ounce carp.



At 3 p.m. today, Jason Bernhardt, co-tournament director of the Wild Carp Classic, gave the following update:


He said the local team of Jake McKenna and his son, Jim McKenna, both of Baldwinsville, have the biggest fish at this point. Their carp weighed in at 32 pounds, two ounces. If it holds, the team will win $1,000.

Jake McKenna is co-owner of the Red Mill Inn in Baldwinsville, and of the Parsons-McKenna Construction Co. in Liverpool. Both he and his son have been active in the carp fishing competition since it first began.


Meanwhile, Mihai Aciu and his teammate, Bogdan Bucur, both of Chicago, are still in the lead for the $7,000 grand prize for the most weight of fish in the 50-hour long tournament.


"We have them at 38 fish, 703 pounds," Bernhardt said, noting all the results from the morning were still not completely tallied.


Aciu and Bucor have also landed the biggest mirror carp in the competition so far. It weighed 21 pounds. If that holds, they will win $1,000.


No update was available in the "big four" category (the four heaviest carp). The winner in that category will also win a $1,000 prize.


A total of 36 teams are fishing in the competition, which ends at 11 a.m. Tuesday.







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