Saint Andrew School, SIU Fisheries Society and BASI to host Carp-a-thon 2012
Submitted by Amber Ruch <http://jackson.kfvs12.com/profile/43918/amber-ruch>
, KFVS12 County News Web Producer
Wednesday, July 18th, 2012, 1:13pm
Saint Andrew School, SIU Fisheries Society and BASI to host Carp-a-thon
2012Carp-A-Thon coming in August. (Source: Mike Miles)
CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - Saint Andrew School, the SIU Chapter of the American
Fisheries Society, and the Bowfishing Association of Southern Illinois will
be hosting an inaugural Carp-A-Thon August 10-11.
Only Big Head and Silver Carp (Asian Carp) will be weighed. The society says
their goal for this event is to raise an awareness of infiltration of the
Silver and Bighead Carp into our local waterways; promote recreational use
of the Big Muddy and Mississippi and the sporting opportunities created by
the accidental introduction of these exotic species; and raise funds for
Saint Andrew School in Murphysboro, the SIU Chapter of the American
Fisheries Society, and the Bowfishing Society of Southern Illinois.
Suggested donations will be $10 for adults, $5 for children 15 and under.
There will be prizes for Top Ten Heaviest Fish, and four categories of
Biggest Fish: Biggest Overall; Biggest Fish caught by device (arrow, spear,
line or net), Biggest Fish to jump in boat or land, Biggest Fish caught in
the air with a net. Participants will be on the honor system. The prizes may
be nominal and determined by the total donations received.
All state and federal laws and regulations must be followed. Pursuant to
state and federal laws, they say it is critical that no one transports any
live silver or bighead carp.
Sign in will be at the Saint Andrew School Festival 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on
Friday, August 10. The event will be limited to 200 entrants. Weigh-in will
start Saturday, August 11 at 2 p.m. on the grounds of the Saint Andrew
School Festival. Leady's Feed Store in Murphsyboro will convert the
carcasses to livestock feed.
Participants may fish any river, creek, ditch or stream within the Big Muddy
waterway below the Rend Lake Dam, or the Mississippi waterway from the mouth
of the Kaskaskia to Cairo. Additionally, Silver and Bighead Carp may have
likely moved into impoundments near the waterways, such as Lyerla Lake,
Horseshoe Lake, Grand Tower Chute, and Turkey Bayou, which will be open to
fishing as well.
Only legal methods may be used to harvest fish. Legal methods include but
are not limited to:
* Pole and line
* Catching the fish in the air with a net
* Cast net
To receive the official Rules or discuss sponsoring a prize, please contact
Mike Miles at mile...@msn.com, John Bowzer (AFS member, '08) at
bowzer.j...@siu.edu or Eric Giles, at e.gi...@mchsi.com.
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jpg(Source: Mike Miles)
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