A unique North American angling experience - By Jason Bernhardt Print
Written by Jason Bernhardt   
Wednesday, 08 July 2009 07:31
jason-23-lb-at-tournament.jpgMost avid anglers enjoy spending their free time on holiday seeking their favorite species of fish. Many times this means chartering a deep sea vessel for some off-shore ocean fishing, but many also turn inland and fish the freshwaters of their neighboring townships and countries. This can be as little as a very short and inexpensive daytrip to a local waterway, or can be as grand as flying to a different country to spend a week or longer exploring new cultures and new angling destinations.

Most people in North America tout its waters as home to world-class freshwater bass, but it is no secret that North America is also becoming known as a home to a wide variety of strong, fighting carp. As carp-angling popularity has grown in the States and many more American carp fisheries have become noticed over the past decade, it has become learned that very few destinations can compare to the unique experience of carp angling in the scenic village of Baldwinsville, New York.

Baldwinsville, New York is home the historic Red Mill Inn and conference center (www.theredmillinn.com). The Red Mill Inn has, for the past three years and running, hosted a northeast regional tournament in partnership with C.A.R.P. Tournament Series (www.carptournamentseries.com), the premiere North American carp angling circuit, along the Seneca River. Never before on the planet has a waterway yielded so many fish during one carp-angling event, let alone has an event done so consistently year after year.

Incredibly, at the 2007 C.A.R.P. Tournament Series Northeast Regionals, 34 two-person teams combined to land over 28,000 pounds of carp that were ten pounds or larger during the event, which consists of 50 consecutive hours of fishing. The 2008 tournament yielded over 36,000 pounds among 41 two-person teams, and the 2009 event yielded just over 34,000 pounds among 43 teams. The largest carp taken in three years was just under 40 pounds, and each year the winning teams averages about 3,000 pounds in total weight caught.

Three years of consistent angling results has proven Baldwinsville as the leader in North American carp angling, or in the opinion of many, the carp angling capitol of the world. The next Baldwinsville carp tournament will be held May 12-15, 2010.

ripleys-carp-comic1.gifInternational tourists looking to experience a one-of-a-kind North American carp angling holiday should look no farther than Baldwinsville. Thanks to its commitment to excellence and hospitality, not many other North American carp angling destinations are as well equipped to handle out of town guests.

The village of Baldwinsville and the staff at The Red Mill Inn have the ability to accommodate your every need. The village business owners and residents are helpful and polite, offering clean and quaint restaurants and shopping within walking distance of the Seneca River and The Red Mill Inn.

The Red Mill Inn staff is well experienced at hosting out of town guests and providing such services as a local carp-angling guide, angling equipment rental and storage, daytrip planning, transportation arrangements, and even translators, as needed. And best of all, The Red Mill Inn is located only a few feet away from the Seneca River, so carp anglers will find it very simple to walk outside of the Inn and have a fishing line in the water in just a few minutes.

Travel to Baldwinsville, NY is a rather simple process with several daily flights inbound to Syracuse Hancock International Airport, which is less than 15 miles from Baldwinsville. With proper advanced notice, The Red Mill Inn can arrange for transportation to and from the airport to make your stay as simple and pleasant as possible.

For anglers wishing to travel with their families, there are plenty of sights and attractions that Upstate New York has to offer that are enjoyable for people of all ages. All within a short driving distance, the region offers hundreds of unique venues for shopping, historic landmarks (including Niagara Falls), museums, dining, golf, hiking, boating, wineries, and much, much more. For more information on Upstate New York attractions, please visit www.visitsyracuse.org.

The Red Mill Inn is currently offering special promotions for carp anglers that can be found at www.theredmillinn.com/pages/packages.asp. For more information about booking a reservation with The Red Mill Inn, please call (315) 635-4871, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or visit www.theredmillinn.com.

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