New this year

We strive each year to better the event and we listen to your comments so given the many seals of approval already received we believe that Logo-WCCXXII-webyou too will welcome the following changes:




NEW 2020

Increased number of rods that can be used to a maximum of 6 per peg
The increased distance where the open water allows up to 350 meters
Allow 2 boats on the water for trio entries at the same time provided there is an awake angler on the shore at all times. Both boats must pass boat check during registration weekend. See point 5 & 6 below.
We intend to move the location of up to 5 pegs from the main island and the dark side to new locations around the lake.
Anglers will need to get their own permits. A link with full explanation and details will be provided. See point 4 below

To celebrate our 22nd anniversary, we want to make sure that World Carp Classic is more than just a fishing competition. We are extremely proud that over the year fellow anglers and followers sharing the same passion has created not just a community but a family around the event. As in all family, you look after one another, therefore, we want to ensure that World Carp Classic is also there to look after the future for the new generations to come to enjoy the passion of angling.

Several fundraising activities will be taking place during the event which will go towards the:

WCC Junior Academy: so any young anglers  visiting Madine has the opportunity to borrow fishing gear be it for carp, predator or match fishing.

Friends Of Madine: the environment is one for all not just anglers but let’s us show the rest of Madine visitors that we are at the forefront. We have started “Friends Of” in 2011 in Spain where we picked up over 52 tonnes of rubbish by hand. Our dream here developing plogging (running or walking whilst picking up rubbish – comes from Sweden)

Carp Legacy: let’s stop fish movement in its track. Wherever you are, take a picture on both sides of any 15kg+ fish caught fill in a few details to see its details published on a dedicated website. We are working on the app and website – Start taking these pictures now as you can always post them retrospectively as we will with any World Carp Classic catch from previous years.


1- Minimum weight: 4kg

2- 350 meters limit
For the first time ever Lac de Madine has agreed to a 350 meter allowance. Black Cat buoys will be placed. Any infringement will be sanctioned.

3- Reminder: Friends Of litter penalty
 N06-Friends Of & Host venue Litter Rule is now slightly changed following discussion with host venues. At their discretion, a fine will be issued and sent to competitors who will have 28 days from date being sent to pay it or to comply with its community service alternative. If no payment/community service is made to the venue by that time, World Carp Classic will then apply a name & shame ban remaining in place until the fine has been paid or community service done. 

4- Fishing Permits
To comply with French Fishing Federation regulation anglers will need to get their own permits. A link with full explanation and details will be provided. will require participants’ cooperation prior to their arrival to ensure a smooth run during on-site registration.

5- Early boat check
Beat Monday stress – have your boat check done over the Registration weekend
Early boat check: SATURDAY & SUNDAY 11 am – 15 pm
Normal boat check on peg: MONDAY 10 am – 13 pm
Trio entry registering 2 boats MUST pass boat check during registration weekend.

6- Two-boat rule
2 boats are now allowed on the water at the same if you have 3 competing anglers in your team.
both boats must pass boat check at the same time during registration weekend. 
All boats must have its own safety equipment as detailed in the rules
Sanctions: yellow card and a fishing and or boat ban for a minimum of 12-hours at Head Marshals discretion for:
– any angler found on the water without its lifejacket properly fastened
– if an angler is not present on the bank, awake and ready to raise the alarm whilst a boat is out on the water