Hello, Fishing Afficionados!
Hello, Fishing Afficionados!
Today I'm bringing you guys an official post for the 2nd Angler's Get Together Dinner event, which will be held on February 16th -- a Sunday, at 6:00 p.m.. Note that the original plan was to have it at a Mexican place in South Philadelphia; however, due to accommodation issues, it will be held at a Thai Restaurant, which is also nearby (food from Thailand).
Here's the info on the restaurant:
Name: My Thai.
Address: 2200 South St, Philadelphia, PA -- 19146
Online Menu here.
Price Range: Entrees from $11-25, "À la carte."
Specials: Sunday 3-course special for $14.95; happy hour 3 course special for $10.99 (4:30-7:00 p.m.). Includes one choice of soup, salad, and appetizer (for entrees, there is tilapia and BBQ chicken for those who are shy to the Asian cuisine).
Drinks: Available (not a BYOB).
Dress Code: whatever you feel comfortable with.
Basically, this whole "Angler's Get Together" project was made for people to socialize! I won't disagree that it's a blast when someone goes fishing with company; however, sitting on a table and getting to meet new anglers and friends over a meal is also very exciting! This is exactly what this event is about, and it's really something that I feel it was missing here in Philadelphia...
The first Angler's Get Together Dinner was announced on the EPF Facebook Page as a test. It was held on January 16th in Northeast Philadelphia. Since it was a big success (people were pretty happy about it), now I'm making this project official! Therefore, I'll be organizing monthly dinner parties for anglers at different restaurants around the city. I'll also be changing the cuisine every month to make these meetings more exciting.
If you are willing to participate, please send an e-mail to "firstname.lastname@example.org" with the name of this event on the subject line. Also, please let me know the number of your party (1 if it's only you). Once I receive it, I'll reply to it and add your name on the list. Anyone who fishes is welcome to join; therefore, feel free to invite your friends!
So, what should you expect from this event?
-- Make new fishing friends. It's very likely that every monthly dinner will have different people; mostly local anglers. So, 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! Be happy! =)
-- 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! Albums and electronically stored photos are highly encouraged. On the last meeting, someone shared photos of Largemouth Bass, Trout, Sunnies, etc.
-- 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.
-- 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). 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 February 16th! Please, do not forget to send me an e-mail in advance: I need to make a reservation at least 3 days ahead of time.
Best of luck for all of us,
Long Days and Pleasant Nights,