Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Catch a Carp, Save a Trout

For the second year in row, Trout Unlimited is hosting its annual CarpFest gathering as a fundraiser for the work the organization does in Idaho. This year, the event is June 4, at Gifford Springs, which is about 20 miles downstream from American Falls, Idaho, on Lake Channel Road.

The tournament gets under way at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, when all anglers will be turned loose to catch as many carp as they can. The two-angler team that collects the heaviest catch between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. will win the event--grand prize is a guided one-day float of the South of the South Fork of the Snake River, courtesy of South Fork Anglers. Other prizes include carp fly line from RIO, a lanyard from Morningstar Lanyards, a signed James Prosek print and a day of hosted tenkara fishing on a backcountry stream in either eastern Idaho or southwest Montana.

Proceeds for the event will go to benefit TU's work to protect wild and native trout in Idaho. Entry fees are $150 per two-person team, which includes a post-tournament barbecue (beer provided!) and the day's fishing.

If you're interested in learning more about it, vist the CarpFest website, where you can register, see the list of prized, get directions to the location, etc.


  1. Sounds like a great time for a great cause. Wishin I lived in Idaho right about now.