Paul died of rare complications at Concord Hospital, Concord, NH on March 22, 2013 at the age of 57. He was diagnosed with cancer in May of 2012 and had been in treatment at The Payson Center for Cancer Care since that time. His last public appearance was at the Pelham Fly Fishing Show in 2013.
Paul spent his childhood in Newtown, CT; he graduated from Newtown High School in 1974. Paul met his loving wife Sarah while fishing in Washington, NH; they were married September 23, 2000. They lived in the home they built together in Antrim, NH.
Paul commuted to his work in the Surveys Division of the Connecticut Department
of Transportation for more than 20 years. He loved New Hampshire and even before
taking up residence spent many years learning the waters of the state. He was a
Licensed NH Fishing Guide and authored two books: “The Field Guide to New Hampshire
Trout Ponds", and "The Field Guide to New Hampshire Trout Streams." His wife and
Paul was the volunteer Webmaster of the New Hampshire Guides Association and a
During his cancer journey Paul conceived of a program to bring cancer survivors
together for one-
When Paul first created this web site during chemotherapy he included the following
reflections. It was his intention to Guide other Survivors in Recovery as peers sharing
the experience of fly fishing in the Great Outdoors -
“Cast Away Cancer Located in New Hampshire, we are here to provide fishing trips designed for the cancer survivor who is in recovery. Outdoor activities like fishing are a great way to get your exercise and have fun while doing it.
During the recovery process there are allot of changes taking place in your life, I have found that fishing can provide a good outlet from the stress that can come from dealing with life with cancer. The time that’s spent on the water can provide a unique opportunity to unwind and relax.
On your trip you will be guided by a Licensed New Hampshire Guide that also is a cancer survivor.”
“As part of the recovery and healing process following cancer treatment, it has been shown that having a life style or changing to a lifestyle that includes a good diet along with regular fitness activities. This along with a positive attitude can go along way to a healthy recovery.”
“It has been shown that Fly Fishing can help in the recovery process. Programs like Casting for a cure have been very beneficial to woman in recovery. Being on the water, listening to the sound of the water in it’s self is very relaxing. This along with learning a new skill makes for a most memorable day.”