B'ville to host October carp angling tourney

Baldwinsville offers anglers a new opportunity to competitively reel in carp during the Red Mill Inn Fall Carp Classic.

"{Q}This is a fun way to promote B'ville{Q}," said Mayor Joe Saraceni. "We're focusing on a resource we have come to realize is a huge asset to our community."

Held from Oct. 22 to 24, the lure of this first time event will be larger monetary rewards with an anticipated one-in-five chance of pocketing a cash prize, as well as a much less grueling schedule than the community's annual 50-hour North East Regional Tournament held each May.

Registration will be held at The Red Mill Inn Thursday Oct. 22 followed by two days of competition in which two-person teams will toss in their lines from the shore of the Seneca River. Competitors must be at least 18 years of age or 16 if accompanied by an adult. Each team is allowed a runner of at least 16 years of age who may assist with bait preparation and run errands.

Oct. 23 and 24 begin with a morning peg draw to assign teams their fishing locations. Competitive angling takes place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.

Following the first 10 hours of the 20-hour catch and release event, a break allows anglers time to enjoy the amenities of the local community and rest up for the second day of competition.

"The reason we came up with this format is because we listened to the fisherman, their requests and suggestions. We also wanted more of an economic impact from this tournament," Saraceni said about the Red Mill Inn Fall Carp Classic. "This way [anglers] are out enjoying Baldwinsville establishments."

Pre-baiting peg locations will be allowed each morning from 7:30 to 8 a.m., but is restricted two weeks prior to the event.

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