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Posted on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
“I’m eager to represent the USA, JRC, Berkley, Gulp Carp, and Easy2Hook in this years competition.” remarked Switlyk. “I’m new to Carp fishing, and am looking forward to the challenge of competing against the worlds best Carp anglers at the same time representing female anglers world wide! I was fortunate to get a crash course in Carp Fishing 2 weeks ago in Romania fishing a 100 hour straight tournament and learning from one of the best, Frank Warwick and Jason Cann of Frank Warwick Baits as my teammates! ”
The “World Carp Classic” is a unique event with 160 teams, representing 30 countries, competing in the 24/7, six-day event starting September 2-8, 2012. This year’s tournament is being held on Lake Bolsena, Italy located on the borders of Tuscany and Lazio, Lake Bolsena is formed in the crater of an extinct volcano. Its crystal clear waters team with giant carp, and lap against fine sandy beaches. Tournament organizer, Ross Honey, thinks this year will be the best ever.
“With the team we have assembled for 2012 including JRC and our other partners, we have all the ingredients to make this an unforgettable year.” Remarked Honey. “There are very few international carp events with the history, reputation, competiveness, and purse featured at the World Carp Classic.”
In its’ 14th year, the World Carp Classic has morphed from a 48 hour event into 144 hours straight. Prior to lines in the water, teams will draw for the “peg” spot, which will determine their fishing and camping location for the duration of the event. Teams are competing for nearly $50,000 USD in cash and prizes, with the winners being determined by the total weight of all carp caught during the tournament hours.
Switlyk, the 27-year old Florida native, will be the USA’s sole representation at the international fishing competition. It’s a spot she’s familiar with.
“I was the only American competing in the World Catfish Classic.” said Switlyk. “I’m blessed to have the opportunity to once again represent Team USA and am looking forward to fly the American Flag high and proud during the opening ceremony parade.”
James Vincent “Vinny” will be bringing his tremendous experience and knowledge of carp fishing to Team USA fishing alongside Larysa Switlyk as her teammate! Vinny’s feelings on the event, “I feel it’s important to understand and work for each other, be if sharing a joke or helping to hold a 25kg carp for the camera. It’s about getting the best out of whatever swim we draw and being a team from the start.”
Visit www.WorldCarpClassic.com for daily results posting and to follow the action from Team USA.