2nd Angler's Get Together Dinner for 2015 (Doylestown, PA)

Hello, Fishing Aficionados!

Today I'm bringing you guys the official post for the 2nd and last "Angler's Get Together" Dinner event for 2015, which will be held on August 30th at 6:00 p.m. (Sunday). This event will be held at a Japanese Restaurant in Doylestown!*

*I may film this event for a YouTube Video. If you decide to join, you will automatically be giving me permission to film you and put you on EPF's social media.  

Here's the info on the restaurant:

Address: 34 W. State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
Online Menu here.
Price Range: Sushi and Kitchen Entrees from $10-25, "À la carte."
Specials: Many Entree specials (kitchen or sushi/sashimi), served with Soup, Salad, and sometimes rice.
Drinks: Beer and Hard liquor available, not to mention rotating taps (not a BYOB).
Payment Setup: Individual checks (pay for what you eat).
Dress Code: whatever you feel comfortable with! 

For those who are not familiar, this whole "Angler's Get Together" project was made for anglers to socialize! I won't disagree that it's a blast to go outdoors and fish in groups; however, sitting on a table and getting to meet new anglers over a meal is very different and also exciting! Fishing clubs tend to make an event like this every month or so; however, there aren't any fishing clubs in Philadelphia. Therefore, I felt that this "socializing dinner event" was missing here in good old Philly... 

Here is a nice photo of the previous Angler's Get Together Dinner event, which was held on June 7th, 2015 at a Thai Restaurant in South Philadelphia. Very cozy environment with very few people (it may not turn out to be the same for this event).

If you are willing to participate, please send an e-mail to "sheng12182527@gmail.com" with the name of this post on the subject line. The number of seats will be limited for this event. Also, please let me know the number of your party (one, if it's only you). Once I receive it, I'll reply to it and add your name to the list. Anyone who fishes is welcome to join; therefore, feel free to invite your friends! Note that I will be taking reservations until August 29th, 6 p.m.. After all, I need to make a reservation 24 hours in advance. 

So, what should one expect from this event?

(1) Make new fishing friends and get acquainted with the local fishing community. Expect to make new friends during each event! Socializing within the angling community is great: new friends often result in more knowledge about the sport and more opportunities for group fishing sessions. If fishing isn't enough, there are plenty of other topics to talk about! Expect intellectual discussions and be happy! =)

(2) Brag about your fishing expertise. Expect to share and receive a lot of fishing photos, stories, funny experiences, or anything that is related to fishing! Bring your stuff and brag about it! Photo albums and electronically stored photos are highly encouraged. On our last meeting, someone shared photos of Largemouth Bass, Trout, Sunnies, etc, as well as some homemade lures. P.S. Every meeting we make fun of Uncle Steve. Neat stuff.

(3) Get better at fishing. If you need help locating a certain Species or you are lacking a specific technique for a certain type of fish, don't be shy to talk about it! If you are new to the area, use this opportunity to get familiar with Philadelphia and its watersheds. I'm pretty sure that most anglers will be willing to share their techniques or even their spots! For those who are more secretive, please keep in mind: respect is good and everyone deserves it. 

(4) Learn something new. Apart from the endless talking during the dinner, every meeting will have a topic "open for discussion." This will be the serious portion of the event, where I'll introduce an up-to-date problem that concerns fishing and anglers will express their opinions towards it (if they wish). The main topic for this event will be loss of access. During the past decade, we have lost many public fishing spots to private organizations -- i.e. The Springton Reservoir, the Churchville Reservoir, the Race Street Pier, etc. What can we do to change this? Let's not forget that a fishing community can also result in a strong sociopolitical entity within the state! Everyone's opinions matter and they can often result in future solutions.

For those who are participating in this event, I'll see you guys on August 30th at 6 p.m.! Please, do not forget to send me an e-mail to register: I need to make a reservation 24 hours ahead of time!

Best of luck for all of us,

Long Days and Pleasant Nights,

Sincerely,

Leo S.