The American Carp Society LLC today (18th December, 2009) announced the departure of director David Moore from the organization. Moore’s exit leaves directors Wayne Boon and Sean Manning at the helm of the association. The trio founded the membership-based American Carp Society in 2003 to promote the sport of catch-and-release fishing for the common carp species in the United States.
The American Carp Society is devoted to the promotion of the sport of catch-and-release carp angling. The organization’s accomplishments include the production of educational carp angling DVD’s, on-line carp fishing magazines and carp fishing tournaments – including 2005’s World Carp Championship in North America and the unprecedented prize of $250,000 for the Texas Carp Challenge – where the largest purse ever in the world was awarded for a single fish.
The American Carp Society was the catalyst having the “hair rig” acknowledged as a recognized form of capture of the common carp species for the official records of the International Game Fish Association (IGFA).
“I truly believe Wayne and Sean will take the organization to a new level,” said David Moore. “For me, it’s time to concentrate on my new ventures and commitments. I wish them well andsuccess.”
Moore will dedicate his time to his on-line tackle store Big Carp Tackle, his wholesale distributorship Carp Tackle Imports and Catch-and-Release-Professional (CARP) Tournament Series. He leads Team USA in carp fishing events around the world and is a director of the England-based International Carp Fishing Association (ICFA).
Details of the partners’ settlement were not disclosed and will remain contractually confidential. Boon, Manning and Moore will continue to promote the sport of carp angling within the United States.
Left to right, David Moore, Wayne Boon and Sean Manning admire Al St. Cyr’s (center) capture of the new Texas State Record common carp worth $250,000 in the 2006 Texas Carp Challenge