|March 25, 2011
Wild Carp Companies is proud to present Wild Carp Week,
an unprecedented carp angling event to take place May 14 to 21 in Baldwinsville.
Wild Carp Week will consist of five carp angling tournaments in seven
days. Its featured event, the 50-hour Wild Carp Classic, will showcase
some of the world's best carp anglers competing as teams for more than
$30,000 among four prize categories, with $10,000 to be awarded to
the team finishing first place for overall weight.
The week's remaining lineup consists of the Big Carp Challenge, Total
Weight Challenge, Big 4 Challenge and Celebrity Carp Challenge.
This unprecedented event builds upon Baldwinsville's popular 50-hour
tournament that has produced more than 112,000 pounds of carp caught
and released since 2007 – a feat unmatched by any other annual carp
angling venue on the planet.
Wild Carp Week begins with a kick-off event on Baldwinsville's Paper
Mill Island from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 14. The event caters to the
whole family with food, live music, a Kid's Corner, casting competition,
the Wild Carp Classic peg draw and more.
Also on hand for the Wild Carp Week kick-off will be Nathan's Hot Dog
World Record holder Joey Chestnut and other major league eating competitors,
who will compete to set the world record for most salt potatoes consumed
in the Wild Carp Week World Salt Potato Eating Championship, presented
by JGB Enterprise.
The registration deadline for all Wild Carp Week events is April 30.
Registration forms will be available on the Wild Carp Companies website,
carpweek.com, in late December. Payments will be accepted via Paypal,
check or money order. Registration forms may be mailed to Wild Carp
Companies, PO Box 128, Baldwinsville, NY 13027.
For more information, contact tournament directors Jason Bernhardt
or Sean Sauda (sean@wildCarpcompanies.com)
Wild Carp Week at a Glance
11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday May 14: Wild Carp Week Kick-off at Papermill
Sunday May 15: Wild Carp Classic (begins 9 a.m.)
Monday May 16: Wild Carp Classic
Tuesday May 17: Wild Carp Classic concludes (11 a.m.)
1 to 3 p.m. Closing Ceremony at The Red Mill Inn
6:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday May 18: Wild Carp Big Carp Challenge,
Onondaga Lake Park
6:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday May 19: Wild Carp Total Weight Challenge,
Onondaga Lake Park
6:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday May 20: Wild Carp Big 4 Challenge, Onondaga
Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday May 21: Wild Carp Celebrity Challenge, 7550
State Fair Boulevard
The Wild Carp Classic is a team-based, 50-hour endurance tournament for
most overall weight that will challenge even the most seasoned carp angling
professionals. The competitive field will be limited to the first 55
The Big Carp Challenge will test anglers' abilities to catch big Carp
and will be awarding prizes on an hourly basis. The competitive field
will be limited to the first 40 anglers.
The Total Weight Challenge will test anglers' abilities to catch multiple
Carp in a given timeframe, with prizes being awarded for the most overall
weight of fish caught for the entire day. The competitive field will
be limited to the first 40 anglers.
The Big 4 Challenge will again test anglers' abilities to catch large
Carp, with prizes being awarded for the cumulative weight of their 4
largest Carp caught for the entire day. The competitive field will be
limited to the first 40 anglers.
The Celebrity Challenge will showcase 4 local celebrities fishing as
a team with 4 local Carp professionals and vying for the biggest Carp
caught during the 3-hour event. All celebrity anglers will win cash prizes
that will be awarded to the charity of their choosing.