Welcome to THE AUSTIN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
2012 will be the 11th Annual ATC event hosted by the Carp Anglers Group
After long and careful deliberation the ATC Committee decided to
move the ATC to an earlier date. Many factors played a role in this decision.
The ATC Committee will address this further in the forum if needed.
Another MAJOR change is that NON-CAG members will be allowed to
fish in 2012!!! More details to follow on this subject.
This site will be updated as we move towards the event with
sponsor info, registrations and prizes.
Continue to check in regularly for Updates. The date will be changed
under the image at the top of the page when any new info is added!!
What's the 2012 ATC offering ??? (Besides the regular prizes)
- Teams will be limited to no more than 25, no exceptions!!
- Pre-Paid Visa Card For winning Team.
- Other Raffle tickets will be sold (TBA).
- All registrants will be entered into a raffle for a big prize(TBA).
- Travel Trophy and Keepsake Trophy for the winners.
- Largest Buffalo 2012 Austin Team Championship.
- Participation at the Corn boil (a small bucket of Corn, Pizza at the boil, soft drinks and wings).
- An opportunity to mix it up with fellow Capers :).
A cloisonné commemorative lapel pin with the ATC logo. A special Fishing hat, that highlights the 2012 ATC. Tickets to the Banquet ( this is a sit down dinner). If you break your personal best, a small trophy ( Your PB's to be entered on the registration form) Donuts and coffee each morning for the peg draws. Printed directions on how to get to each swim, the quickest and easiest way. Last, but not least....... you get to meet "The ScubaDoc" in all his glory!!!!!
Like many cities, Austin TX, has fair sized river flowing right through it, with a beautiful park for joggers, cyclists, and anglers to enjoy. It’s really a perfect place for carp fishing, with lots of room, friendly people and beautiful scenery. That’s what David Moore and Brian Nordberg, both former CAG presidents thought several years ago. But at the time there was very little information about what the carp fishing in Town Lake(Now Lady Bird Lake) was like. Pioneering new water is one of the great things about carp fishing in the USA, so David and Brian Gave it a shot. The result was many huge fish right off the bat, several breaking the Texas State Record! Rather than keep this venue a secret, the pair shared what they had found with the rest of CAG and the Austin Team Championships was born!
The ATC is a team-based tournament that lasts two days. The competitors fish a new peg each day, so there is a peg draw each morning. This tournament has been responsible for many 30+ lb fish, several 40’s and countless personal bests by the competitors. There have also been captures of Smallmouth Buffalo exceeding 60 lbs!
In 2007, as a result of the attention that Carpers had been giving the lake, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department recognized that this was a special lake and in 2008 they began to manage it as The First Trophy Carp Fishery in Texas.
2011 Winning Team
August Wells & Mike Wheeler
And some of their fish a 24 & 26
In 2009, at the 9th Annual ATC, K.C. Crawford made headlines by catching a new Texas record common!
43 lbs. 12 oz
TPWD has ratified the catch as the newest state record for common carp, knocking out Al St. Cyr’s 43 lbs. 2 oz. record from 2006. Experts were able to compare distinctive markings and scale patterns from archived photographs of St. Cyr’s former record catch and determined precise matches to confirm Crawford’s new record is the same fish.
The carp was re-released back to Lady Bird Lake. Thirty-four anglers–some from as far as South Africa and Mexico–participated in 2009's 26-hour Austin tournament. The membership-based Carp Anglers Group, in 2007, lobbied and supported TPWD designating Lady Bird Lake as a trophy lake for catch-and-release carp anglers.
Unoffical Pegs For ATC 2012 (This could change)
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