Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Carp-pocalyppse

The Roughfisher breaks the news...Should be a fun time! Details from Adam McNamara at the Orvis Portland store:

Last fall I started working on a little side project. I had an idea to throw a fly fishing tournament for Carp that would be a great chance for a bunch of people to get together catch some big fish, drink some awesome beer, eat some BBQ, and help the Native fish we all love. After some hard work and lots of help from from some awesome people at the Native Fish Society, Orvis, Ninkasi Brewing, Idylwilde Flies, John Montana, and others I am proud to say it has finally come together.


Today I am proud to announce the first annual Carp-pocalypse Tournament at Banks Lake in Washington. Clear water, shallow flats, lots of fish, and plenty of sun make this a perfect place for everyone to get together and have some fun while helping our native fish. This is a two day tournament with a tailgate party on Saturday night so come prepared to impress with your tailgating abilities as well as your mad flats fishing skills. All it takes to join is a minimum donation of $25.00 to the Native Fish Society. To sign up or get more information come see me at the Portland Orvis store or give me a call at 503-598-7680.


Good work Adam! Looking forward to this event!

11 comments:

Trevor Tanner said...

Looks cool. There is a theory that carp make for more fun fly-fishing tournaments than trout for some reason. Not my thoery, wouldn't have a clue why. Is it going to be catch and release I hope?

John Montana said...

Catch and release. Should be fun.

Mark VanDehey said...

If Montana is entering might as well hand him the grand prize now...

Mark VanDehey said...

If Montana is entering might as well hand him the grand prize now...

John Montana said...

I am not much of a tournament angler van, but I am planning on doing this...should be a good time!

Mark VanDehey said...

Sorry about the double post.

I would love to join this event. However i will be sunning myself in the Gorge at that time.

Ty said...

Pretty cool. I'm jealous.

Wayne Jordan said...

I haven't done that much carp fishing, but I plan on participating and supporting a great cause!

Tim Gerke said...

All of a sudden I feel a strong need to practice.

Just call me Gamby said...

I dont know why, but i am going to drive up, fish this.
john, you already got your team?
I am going to be crashing with the idylwilde crew at sunbanks resort....

I have never fished for those nasty thing, but it looks like a blast.

John Montana said...

sweet Gamby...shoot me a message on my facebook page. i do have a team already. Fishing with Mr. P, Travis (aka trashfisher) and David Nakamoto. all pretty good carpers. be good to see you and i'm sure we can help get you onto some fish though. i'm not looking at this as a tournament, more of a fun time! banks has lots of fish, not huge ones, but plenty of targets.