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WADDINGTON – An English duo walked away with the Carp Angling World Championship cup after defeating nearly 60 other teams from 16 countries and 14 U.S. states during the recent 115-hour battle on the St. Lawrence River.
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MASSENA — Growing up outside of Manchester, England, Stuart J. McKenzie was lucky to catch a few carp in a day. Over the last five days on the St. Lawrence River, Mr. McKenzie has reeled in more than 80. Mr. McKenzie and his teammate, Patrick M. Kerwin, were in third place in the 2011 Carp Angling World Championship by the end of Thursday.
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In The Media: Detroit Free Press: Eric Sharp: Spending all day, and night, at Carp Angling World Championships
WADDINGTON, N.Y. — By the end of the first day of the Carp Angling World Championship, the team of Mihai Aciu and Bogdan Bucur, from Chicago by way of Romania, had dumped more than 440 pounds of mixed ground grains into the St. Lawrence River in front of their 20-yard fishing “peg.”
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Fishermen from all over the globe are in St. Lawrence County this week for the Carp Angling World Championship. “You just have lots of public access, bank space, a great environment with all the communities here, they have embraced carp fishing,” said tournament director David Moore.
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It’s a small town along the St. Lawrence River that is drawing worldwide attention. Waddington, officially the second best fishing town in the US, is now hosting the 2011 World Carp Angling Championships. Tournament Director David Moore said, “People from all over the world know about it and they want to fish it.”
More than 150 anglers are spread out along the river this week, excited for the premier fishing the area offers. Ron Van Den Bergh from Luxembourg said, “In Europe there are lot, lot, lot less carp. You can win a tournament by catching one fish.” Anglers will camp out along the riverbanks fishing for 115 hours straight.
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A 2005 study showed the Carp Anglers World Championship Tournament generated $462,245.16 for the local economy in approximately five days.
The returns may not be as high this time around, but organizers say the impact of the tournament on the St. Lawrence River between Massena and Ogdensburg is still significant.
Pre-registration for anglers takes place this week and fishing begins Sunday. The turnament winds down Sept. 30.
Carp Series spokeswoman Kathleen Kelly-Ori said the 2005 event drew nearly 100 teams, but this year only 65 will be competing. She said the lower turnout is due, at least in part, to the downturn in the global economy.
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In The Media: Syracuse.com: Carp Angling World Championship awards ceremony being hosted by Akwesasne Mohawk Casino
The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino is hosting the Carp Angling World Championship’s awards ceremony on September 30.
Several hundred of the world’s most talented carp anglers will cap-off their five-day endurance contest with a celebration at the casino honoring the winners of the competition.
Carp Tournament Series and the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring the competition, which will take place beforehand beginning Sept. 24-30 on the St. Lawrence River corridor from Ogdensburg to Massena.
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