We regret to inform you that there has been a confirmed case of cheating in the Carolina Yakfish series and that Calvin Almond has been permanently banned.
After the tournament at Shearon Harris on 4/14/12, tournament organizers discovered that Calvin had submitted fish in the tournament that were previously caught and frozen. Based on this discovery, we also reviewed past submissions in further detail, and discovered that Calvin had also submitted frozen fish at the 2011 finale at Jordan Lake.
We have confronted Calvin and received a confession and recovered all monies won in the events named above and for his share of the Angler of the Year prize. Recovered funds will be distributed to the rightful winners immediately. As a result of this, Calvin has obviously been stripped of his 2011 Co-Angler of the Year title. Therefore, Joe Angelcyk is the sole 2011 Angler of the Year.
We are very disappointed to have to make this announcement, but feel it is mandatory to deter future instances.
Thank you for your continued support of the Carolina Yakfish series.