Club and Travel Information
For those of you visiting the club for the first time, here are some thoughts on What to Bring. By no means is it a comprehensive list, but it's a starting point and will give you a general idea of the things that will make your stay at the Pennsylvania Club more enjoyable. Club member John McConahy has also prepared another list of suggested equipment, along with a sample itinerary for the fishing week and some other pointers.
If you're wondering what the facilities at the club look like or just want to know what to expect in the way of scenery around the club, there are plenty of pictures on the Photos page. And to hear what people are saying about their stay at the club, visit the Testimonials page.
Travel Documents: If you're flying between Canada and the US, a passport is required. For entry into the United States via land and sea borders, U.S. citizens must present either a U.S. passport, passport card, NEXUS card, Enhanced Drivers License or other Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)-compliant document. The only exception to this requirement is for U.S. citizens under the age of 16 (or under 19, if traveling with a school, religious or other youth group) who need only present a birth certificate (original, photocopy or certified copy), Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or naturalization certificate. If applying for any of these documents for the first time, allow at least four (preferably more) weeks. The requirements are constantly changing, so visit the Travel website of the State Department for the latest information.
Charts: This page has some charts that you can download and print out. They will aid you in navigating to the club from Woods Bay and also for fishing in the local area. Some, but not all of the more hazardous rock shoals are marked, and you'll have to pencil in your own hot fishing spots. Club member, Tom Poulton, has come up with text directions for making your way from Woods Bay to Pennsylvania Island. With the charts and these directions, you should be able to make it out to the island without getting lost.
Birding at the Pennsylvania Club: Bob and Len Bryant are avid bird watchers. During some past trips, they cataloged all the birds they saw or heard. If you're interested in their tally of birds, here are their lists of birds seen or heard at the club:
Wondering how to get started in bird watching? Bob has written an excellent introduction titled World Class Birding at the Pennsylvania Club. Give it a try! A fun activity for all and something enjoyable for the non-angler and even for you when you're all fished-out.