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: Hello from a newbie Brit


Paul J
01-28-2010, 01:04 PM
Hi all,

Thought I’d best introduce myself, im Paul Jennings more commonly known as PJ

I’ll be part of the 2010 spring Brit invasion and I’ll be arriving with my Brother- in –law Des on May 26th till June 7th.

I’m following in the footsteps of some of my friends and fellow members of the UK Bass society, Mike Oliver, Steve Binckes (Steveo) Al Hughes, Rupe, Silas and many more.
I’ve been lucky enough to be able to benefit from their previous experiences and am picking their brains on a daily basis- just been on the phone to Mike for at least an hour. Steve O is also doing a good job of preparing me to catch my first Striper and Blue fish

I’m totally pumped up and excited about getting over there; I hope to be able to meet some of you

All the best

PJ

n1gdo
01-28-2010, 02:05 PM
Hope you have a great trip over here...

There are many folks here who will help you I am sure...

Lot of knowledge base...

Hopefully I will make the time this year to be on the Cape myself...

Cheers...

jimS
01-28-2010, 07:03 PM
PJ, I should be around in that time frame, and would be glad to show you around. Anyone else from the UK planning to be on the Cape? Last year was pretty good in May/June.

striblue
01-28-2010, 07:46 PM
That,s great and hope to see you when you come.:smile:

fredaevans
01-28-2010, 08:45 PM
'Welcome Home!'

Can't say Jack diddly about fishing in this end of the US, but welcome here!!

Fred Evans
Ashland, Oar-E-Gone:biggrin:

Paul J
01-29-2010, 01:34 AM
PJ, I should be around in that time frame, and would be glad to show you around. Anyone else from the UK planning to be on the Cape? Last year was pretty good in May/June.


Thanks guys for the warm welcome

I know that Mike Oliver has a group of 6 arriving on May 21st till June 6th, this will include John Morgan and Malcolm Brindle.

Alan Hughes, Malcom Gilbert and Ian Misslebrook will be also there around the same time.
Rupe is going later around June 8th and then theres Austins group but im not sure when he's going.
Thats all that i know about so far

PJ

Mike Oliver
01-29-2010, 05:44 AM
Hi Paul,

Glad you joined this community. Really pleased that I managed to enthuse you so much to make the visit to Cape Cod this coming spring. You do have some great tides from the 25th May for a few days at least. But then it is decisions, decisions, about where to go.

I can confirm my group of 6 is arriving on the Friday 21st May and we depart on June the 6th. We will be house based ( if I can find a suitable rental house) but I intend to seperate from my group to do my own thing for about 6 or 7 days. So I will be travelling and using Motels on the way.

I will be setting up a USA cell phone I think it;s called Net 10 as Uk mobiles cost an arm and a leg to use in the States. We should be able to meet up at some time.
I missed out on the Cape last year because of financial problems but I have managed to bounce back and like yourself am very keyed up. The changes to the beach structures sound pretty amazing and I am looking forward to seeing what does happen when we get there.

If you need flies let me know as I start tying soon for the trip.

Mike

Rupe
01-29-2010, 06:00 AM
As PJ mentioned, June for me - land around either the 7th or the 18th with Silas.

Mike Oliver
01-29-2010, 06:20 AM
Rupe hi,

Looks like a pretty sustained Brit invasion this year. I hope Silas's' bad luck does not rub off on you after his infamous 8 consective blanks (skunks). If you make it from the 18th then will most probably see you in Squires hopefully soberish. LOL How long are you coming for. Some good bargains right now on flights.

Mike

Jim-DE
02-02-2010, 06:00 PM
Hi Mike, Long time ......... Maybe we'll get to meet this year. I will keep an eye on those dates.

Paxton
02-03-2010, 09:30 AM
Welcome PJ....we too are looking forward for the season to begin. The Cape is a magnificient environment to see....fish or no fish. Many places to fish and you will more than likely receive open and helpful advice from anyone you meet....that has always been my experience.
Do us a favor...make spring come more quickly!!
Ron

Paul J
02-03-2010, 12:27 PM
Do us a favor...make spring come more quickly!!
Ron

:smile: Hi Ron, Im trying mate believe me, mentally im already there

PJ

Adrian
02-03-2010, 03:23 PM
Do us a favor...make spring come more quickly!!
Ron

Well Ron, funny you should mention that but I think I found the answer - o.k. not THE answer. But an answer nevertheless. After 25 years of abstinence I hit the slopes this season and am once again totally addicted to skiing.

So, now of course I'm counting the week-ends until the end of the skiing season- which - give or take a week or two - coincides nicely with the start of the fishing season :smokin:

p.s. Belated welcome PJ - see you in Chatham sooooon!

Mike Oliver
02-03-2010, 03:29 PM
Jim-De,

It would be good if we can meet up. I have started to plan my fishing around the tides already.
I am lucky to be able to return.

Cheers
Mike

Stevo
02-04-2010, 02:13 PM
Well Ron, funny you should mention that but I think I found the answer - o.k. not THE answer. But an answer nevertheless. After 25 years of abstinence I hit the slopes this season and am once again totally addicted to skiing.

So, now of course I'm counting the week-ends until the end of the skiing season- which - give or take a week or two - coincides nicely with the start of the fishing season :smokin:

p.s. Belated welcome PJ - see you in Chatham sooooon!

Hey Adrian, mind you don't break any vital fishing bones while skiing!

I doubt I'll make it over this June but never say never. Can someone be sure to keep my seat at the Squire warm though, eh!? :smokin:

Mike Oliver
02-05-2010, 04:15 AM
Steve,

That must be three years staying away from the Cape. You waiting on the next cut through?

That dam boat of yours has probably sucked up way too many funds. I hope you do find a way to get over. Give me a call sometime.

Mike

Stevo
02-05-2010, 03:12 PM
Steve,

That must be three years staying away from the Cape. You waiting on the next cut through?

Not sure where you've been, Mike, but I was there last year (2009). :roll:

And here's a 'pic' to prove it!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3260/3641589387_284e677db1_o.jpg

Jim Simms playing a 30" plus striper with Rupe looking on.
(I later fell in after battling a particularly good bluefish, which got away... D'oh!)

Mike Oliver
02-06-2010, 05:27 AM
Steve,

As you know I have been in a pretty bad place for the past year. So I am not personally surprised I got your attendance at CC wrong.

Ok Any chance at all you can make it out this May/ june even if it's only for a week. Time is flying by and the "Slow Train" gets ever nearer.

Mike

Stevo
02-06-2010, 11:53 AM
Any chance at all you can make it out this May/ june even if it's only for a week.

Probably not this year, Mke (I normally get over to fish 'odd' years strangely enough)... so maybe 2011.

You could help us all out by taking a shovel and digging a new cut-through on the southway though! :smokin:

Paul J
05-07-2010, 04:02 PM
Not long to go now,

If we escape the threat of volcanic ash we will see you in about 2 weeks

Can't wait!

cheers

PJ

Stevo
05-15-2010, 10:28 AM
Yeah, not long now PJ and this is what you'll be missing in the UK...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3654/4602384296_c860ba4136_o.jpg

Paul J
05-16-2010, 05:42 AM
Nice one Steve, fin perfect

PJ