Posted by Leo Sheng at 10:49 PM
Hello, Fishing Aficionados!
Today I'm bringing you guys an official post for the 1st Angler's Get Together Dinner event for 2015, which will be held on June 7th at 6:00 p.m. (Sunday). This event will be held at a Thai Restaurant in South Philadelphia!
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 or appetizer, and an entree. For entrees, there is Tilapia and a Thai style BBQ chicken for those who are shy to the Asian cuisine.
Drinks: Available (not a BYOB).
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 fish in groups; however, sitting on a table and getting to meet new anglers over a meal is different and very 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...
If you are willing to participate, please send an e-mail to "email@example.com" with the name of this post on the subject line. 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 June 6th, 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. 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 perhaps 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. 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). 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 June 7th! Please, do not forget to send me an e-mail in advance: I need to make a reservation 24 hours ahead of time.
Best of luck for all of us,
Long Days and Pleasant Nights,