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

Team USA Northeast Qualifier (September 15 - 16, 2012)

2012 Carolina Cup



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Compete for a Team USA roster spot!

Do you employ European-style carp angling methods and have a desire to become a member of Team USA for the 2013 World Championships in Portugal? You will have a chance to do so at the Team USA Northeast Qualifier, September 15-16, 2012, on Onondaga Lake in Liverpool, NY.

Up to 20 teams (40 single anglers) will register, but four or less will walk away with a roster spot on Team USA that will be competing at the XV Carpfishing World Championship 2013 in Portugal.

Team USA is looking for team players that possess European angling skills, can catch fish at range, and who have the critical thinking skills necessary to compete against international carp anglers in a world event. Do you have what it takes to make the team?





The Team USA Northeast Qualifier consists of 20 hours of carp angling along Onondaga Lake Parkway in Liverpool, NY. Anglers will fish two 10-hour days at different peg locations.

The winning angler(s) will be that with the highest total of their Big 5 carp and will earn a cash prize amounting to 25% of the tournament registration fees received. The remaining funds will be donated to Team USA to cover expenses for the ’13 trip to Portugal.

Anglers competing for a spot on the team will have to follow specific guidelines during the Qualifier. All anglers will be required to use Euro baits and tackle, fish from specific locations and be judged on angling skills. Tournament organizers will supply all hookbaits. Angler's will provide their own packbait and chum as outlined in the official rules.


Some of the skills to be measured include: casting accuracy, casting distance and ability to land hooked fish. The World Championships is a grueling 72-hour event that rotates all teams through 3 different sections. Most anglers may get only 2 or 3 runs total. If you are a team player and a thinking angler, this event will be a true test of your skills.





Registration is $100 per angler. Payment must be made in full by September 8, 2012. Anglers that cannot compete must alert organizers no later than this date for a refund. Cancellation after this date will forfeit all registration monies paid.


Contestants may register via the Registration form and Paypal options listed at the top right of this page. If using Paypal, please mail the completed registration form to Wild Carp Companies, PO Box 128, Baldwinsville, NY 13027. If paying via check or money order, please mail the registration form along with your payment.


Exceptions may be made for payment plans, so please contact Tournament Director Jason Bernhardt if you would like to discuss customized payments.




Basic Rules*

  • $100 per angler to register

  • One runner per angler is permitted

  • Up to three rods per angler; one hook per rod

  • Catch and release angling; proper fish care is required

  • Use of landing mats and knotless landing nets

  • Use of holding sacks when awaiting marshals

  • Weigh marshal must weigh your catch and record your score; both marshal and angler must sign score sheet for fish to be official

  • Weigh marshal must oversee the release of each fish

  • All competitors must hold a valid New York State Fishing License

  • Pegged areas may not be fished by contestants up to two weeks prior to tournament start

* Full tournament rules must be reviewed and acknowledged by all competitors as part of registration.





Team USA Northeast Qualifier (June 29 – July 1, 2012), Baldwinsville, NY - Friday, June 29  Saturday, September 15     


6:00 AM

Session 1 peg draw at Willow Bay paring lot

8:00 AM

Session 1 begins 

6:00 PM

Session 1 concludes



Team USA Northeast Qualifier (June 29 – July 1, 2012), Baldwinsville, NY - Saturday, June 30 Saturday, September 16

6:00 AM

Session 2 peg draw at Willow Bay paring lot

8:00 AM

Session 2 begins 

6:00 PM

Session 2 concludes




USF3 Carp Program Director Lee Young
USF3 Carp Program Director Lee Young.

Team USA member Attila Agh
Team USA member Attila Agh.





75% of registration proceeds will go to Team USA fundraising. The remaining 25% will be awarded to the winning angler(s).

A 30-person field will award $3,250 to Team USA and $750 to the winning angler.




Pegged Areas

Pegs will be spaced 100’ apart and will begin adjacent to the Willow Bay parking lot at the Northeast corner of Onondaga Lake Park in Liverpool, NY.


Pegged Areas




Tournament Directors

For more information, please email Tournament Directors Jason Bernhardt (jason@wildcarpcompanies.com) or Sean Sauda (sean@wildcarpcompanies).


For questions about Team USA, please contact USF3 Carp Program Director Lee Young






Thank you to Team USA carp angling and its manager, Lee Young, for entrusting Wild Carp Companies with hosting one of its regional qualifying events.



Team USA



Thank you to USCARPPRO magazine for its continued media coverage and support as media partner of Wild Carp Companies.


USCARPPRO magazine



Thank you to Onondaga County Parks not only for allowing this tournament to take place on its property, but also for its support and promotion of this event.



Big Daddy Hawgs


Thank you to K-1 Baits for its sponsorship support. K-1 Baits produce premium carp angling boilies, pop-ups, wafters, corn and more.


K-1 Baits





Registered Anglers

Teammate 1
Teammate 2
Mihai Aciu  - Registered Anglers - Wild Carp Classic Tournament
Gilbert Huxley
Mihai Aciu  - Registered Anglers - Wild Carp Classic Tournament
Rick Slinker
Gilbert Huxley Signature Carp Rods

Ivan Petrov



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