Holy carp! 2018


This years Holy Carp! will be held May 19th at Bayou City Angler Fly Shop Daylight to 5pm. So mark your calendars and start carpin! Captains meeting is May 18th at Bayou City Angler 6-8pm. If you cant make it please let me know.

Some changes are coming this year but nothing dramatic. We are teaming up with esCARPment(held in June) and  Fatties on the Fly is creating a DFW tournament to make Texas's first ever carp on the fly series. So now yall have three carp tournaments to look forward to in Texas! You can choose to fish one, two or all three tournaments. Tournaments are still separate and done separatly but were combining everyones scores though in the end and the person with the most total inches of carp after all three tournaments will be crowned King of the Texas Fly Carpers!

As for Holy Carp! it will be the same as the last two years! Looking forward to seeing what this year will hold. Last year over 460 inches of carp were turned in. I'm  betting this year will be more!


Rules for Holy Carp!:

Have fun!! This is a serious rule. We only do this to have fun! No fighting or arguing or mistreating any fellow anglers.

Must have a valid Texas fishing license 

Walk/wade, kayak or boat

Total most inches of three carp species caught (common carp, smallmouth buffalo, koi and grass carp) 

Individual Photo Based emblem givin out at Capt. Meeting at Bayou City Angler May 18th 6-8pm

Fly only, no bait, no baiting or scented anything, No snagging and just NO cheating!

Open to all public water in Texas. No trespassing, No private water.

Must follow all Texas laws and regulations

Photos will be judged by three people. What they see is what you get. Must have a legal measuring device visible in the photo. Must have the measuring device at tournament for judges to inspect if found needed. 

Must be at the Weigh In at Bayou City Angler at 5pm on May 19th!!

If found in violation of any of these rules you will be disqualified. Please no cheating!

If you have any questions feel free to email


Please register as early as possible so that we can order enough shirts!