Is it just us, or did summer absolutely fly by? The kids are back in school, the nights are starting to get cool, the autumnal equinox approacheth! Welcome to September 2023, these next two months, for the majority of our readers, will be the home stretch for campaigns for this year. Next to spring, as many of you know, fall can provide us anglers with some of the year’s best angling opportunities. So take advantage and get out there, but before you make any plans… READ THIS NEWSLETTER!
Our Final SSF Event of the 2023 Season. Have you booked the time off of work yet? Our Fall SSF Event is mere weeks away!
Starting September 30th and running until October 9th our members from across the country, and even the WORLD will be competing to put up their top captures during the course of the ten day event to battle it out for the number one position and be recognized and compensated handsomely for their efforts! Be sure to check the rules and instructions for submissions on the SSF tab of the members area. Registration closes on September 29th @12:00 EST. If you happen to net an absolute lump, post it to our URC page to earn a sweet sticker or two and be recognized for your impressive capture in our URC Gallery for 2023. Be sure to record some footage as well for our CCSTV that is now accepting submissions for upcoming episodes!
ANGLER OF THE YEAR
This is just a reminder that the CCS is calling on our members to keep their eyes open for exemplary anglers for our Angler of the Year awards. Do you know an angler that goes above and beyond to catch a trophy specimen? Perhaps you know a great advocate who helps promote the sport to everyone who engages with them? Or perhaps an angler that seems to have a real knack for finding overhanging trees and butchering every cast? Keep these members in mind when it comes time to cast your votes for each of our categories. Yes, we are turning this over to you towards the end of this season, hopefully you already have a few anglers in mind.
Speaking of CCSTV, episode 5 is set to drop soon. This ongoing series is our way of promoting our members and sharing elements of their fishing experiences. It can only continue to exist with help from content coming from you! So be sure to continue sending in your submissions no matter what they are. Got a tackle review? Or perhaps a great bankside tip? Maybe you have a blooper that will split your fellow members’ sides. If it is carpy related, there will be space for it! Just another one of the perks of being a member of the CCS.
Our 2023 CCS Social is fast approaching. There is only ONE ticket remaining for our members. There are also a few non-angling guest tickets available (please inquire). If you are interested in taking part in an amazing event with a number of CCS members from across the provinces of Ontario and Quebec somewhere along the St. Lawrence Seaway, we encourage you to pick up that last ticket and join us! Last year’s event was a great success and a video of that social can be found on our YouTube channel so check it out if you wish to see what you can expect!
SOME CHANGES TO OUR OPS TEAM
John O’Connor, for those who didn’t know, was our Benefits Manager who helped facilitate such benefits packages as our Kal Tire deal. This particular position is a very challenging one and John did an outstanding job at looking at all avenues to try and find more companies from all walks of life to run in partnership with us. We thank him for his service as he has chosen to step down from his position with our OPS Team (to stop making all of those phone calls or writing countless emails and catch some prairie lumps no doubt!) We welcome Dan Patteson in his place as our new Benefits and Sponsorship Manager! Welcome aboard Dan, you have some big shoes to fill!
Meet the team: Click here
BENEFITS – CARP KIT
As of the 5th October 2023, all current and new Pro Membership holders will be eligible for 8% discount at Carp Kit. CCS Members with a Standard Membership can upgrade to Pro level in their account settings.
We would like to thank Carp Kit for the ongoing support of the Canadian Carp Society.
BENEFITS – KAL TIRE
CCS Members get an exclusive deal with Kal Tire! Which include the following perks:
1. Enhanced discounts on new Passenger & Light Truck tires
• The most popular brands are available to you at lower than normal pricing. These brands include; Nokian, Bridgestone, Firestone, Michelin, BF Goodrich, Sumitomo, Nitto, Uniroyal, Yokohama & others.
2. 5% discount on tire services (excludes new tire installation)
3. 10% discount on mechanical services, mechanical parts, wheels & wheel parts.
4. VIP account is valid at all Kal Tire locations throughout Canada.
5. Nationwide Warranty at all Kal Tire locations through our Customer Care Plan which includes:
• FREE flat repairs for the life of the tire
• Road hazard protection on all personal use passenger & light truck tires purchased, with FREE replacement if the tire is damaged beyond repair within 30 days, and pro-rated replacement if unserviceable for the life of the tread
• Tread life GUARANTEE on selected tires
• LIFETIME balancing on original assembly
• FREE tire rotation (rotating tire position)
• FREE basic vehicle inspection
• 30 DAY no-hassle guarantee
A huge thanks to Kal Tire for their partnership and offering these discounts on products and services to our members!
CHALLENGE SERIES UPDATE: THE SHOWDOWN
It all comes down to our final match up! Sean Martin will be squaring off against Anthony Russell for the gold! Will the title return to the Prairies for a second time? Or will Ontario claim its very first victory? Stay tuned for more information as these two gladiators will be going to war in mere days to come!
The winner of the Challenge Series 2023 will go on to face Adrian Spooner of DT Baits. More details on this as we get them.
ANGLER OF THE YEAR
An Example of What We Are Looking For!
We are calling on all of our members to keep your eyes on that CCS members only news feed. We spotted something on the radar recently that really had us chuffed. Our friend Jean-Michael Smith not only wrote about his unforgettable experience fishing in the prairies, but also his first Canadian carp fishing season, and how grateful he was for the CCS to meet new friends and be inspired by all of the photos that were coming in from anglers across the country. He concludes by stating he looks forward to next year to enjoy more of what this beautiful country has to offer. Outstanding! This is what the CCS was made for, cheers Jean and congrats on catching some stunning Prairie gold!
Do you know an angler that goes above and beyond to catch a trophy specimen? Perhaps you know a great advocate who helps promote the sport to everyone who engages with them? Or perhaps an angler who’s OCD has them adjusting all of their reel handles to be at the EXACT same angle? Keep these members in mind when it comes time to cast your votes for each of our categories! Yes, we are turning this over to you towards the end of this season, hopefully you already have a few anglers in mind!
Brace yourselves! Some of the year’s best fishing opportunities are about to befall us! As those leaves begin to fall, the carp will be looking to pack on those fall feed bags ahead of what is expected to be a nasty winter for the lot of us here in the Great White North… We shudder at the thought!
Tight lines to all!