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North/South Carolina team wins fourth annual Baldwinsville carp tourney on Seneca River
By Nicholas Lisi / The Post-Standard
C.A.R.P Tournament Series Northeast Regionals
The owner of a pay-to-fish carp fishing lake in North Carolina and his fishing partner pulled away from the field Saturday morning with a flurry of catches to win the CARP Tournament Series Northeast Regionals on the Seneca River.
Tony Crawford of Kings Mountain, N.C. (left)) and Mike Waldrup, of Gaffney, S.C., pulled in a total of 84 fish, weighing 1,360 pounds, 6 ounces during 50 straight hours of fishing to win the event’s $3,000 grand prize. They bested a 41-team field, which included participants from across the United States, along with six foreign countries (Canada, England, Romania, Hungary, the Czech Republican and Poland).
The team of Bill Syler and Richie Eldridge, from Akron, Ohio finished second, taking home $2,500. The third place finishers, Mihai Acui and Bogdan Bucur, representing Romania, finished third, earning $1,500.
Acui and Bucur ended up being the competition’s top money earners. They also won “The Big Four” category (the largest cumulative weight of top four fish) to earn an extra $2,000 – for a total of $3,500 in earnings.
For more on this story see the Outdoors page in Sunday's edition of The Post-Standard.
For complete results, see www.carptournamentseries.com.