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GLIN==> Carp Fishing Promoted to Foreign Travelers

Title: Carp Fishing Promoted to Foreign Travelers
NY Sea Grant and Seaway Trail Promote Sport/Carp Fishing to International Travelers

June 26, 2002  -  While in London last week to represent America's Byways at the See America Travel Showcase, Teresa Mitchell of Seaway Trail, Inc., New York, distributed a Seaway Trail Sportfishing/Carp Fishing flier to travel buyers and sellers from across Europe. Prepared in cooperation with New York Sea Grant and fisheries specialist David MacNeill with Seaway Trail Sportfishing Committee Co-Chair Bill Hilts, Jr., the flier notes that wild carp are many in number and can reach sizes of 30 to 50 lbs in the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario,  Niagara River and Lake Erie.

The flier quotes Joe Babbitt of St. Lawrence Experience, Waddington, saying "New York State's Seaway Trail has the world's best carp venue" and suggests watching the BBC for carp fishing in "Tight Lines Stateside: On the Water's Edge with Martin James." Joe won a 2002 Seaway Trail National Trails Day Award for hosting Mr. James during his video production visit to the Seaway Trail.

The flier lists the record-breaking Atlantic chinook and coho salmon, rainbrow, lake and brown trout, and muskie caught in Seaway Trail waters and provides websites for information on the Seaway Trail, carp fishing, coastal resources, fishing guides, licenses and regulations, international travel information, and when and where to fish along the Seaway Trail. Two new sportfishing travel packages are listed for angling on Oak Orchard Creek and the Salmon and Oswego Rivers with a contact for carp fishing packages.

For a free JOURNEY magazine featuring Dave MacNeill's article on "Record-Breaking Salmonids," call 1-800-SEAWAY-T or email info@seawaytrail.com.
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