No fishing license is required on Memorial Day to fish in the state's waterways.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Families and friends visiting Pennsylvania’s popular outdoor spots this holiday weekend can enjoy a day of free fishing, thanks to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Memorial Day, May 28, marks the first of the state's two free fishing days where no fishing license is needed. Fish-for-Free Days allow anyone—residents and non-residents—to legally fish in Pennsylvania from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. All other fishing regulations apply. A second Fish-for-Free Day is planned for Labor Day—Monday, Sept. 3. “Fish-for-Free days are a convenient way to introduce friends and family to the sport of fishing,” commission Executive Director John Arway said. “Many families spend the day at lakes and parks throughout the state. Now they can try …
Monday's event lets anglers fish without a license.
It might sound like a fishy story but it’s true. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is sponsoring a Fish-for-Free Day on Memorial Day in all of the state’s waterways, as well as a special event in the Pittsburgh area. Fish-for-Free Day allows anyone to legally fish without a license, though state fishing regulations apply. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, May 30, a special Fish-for-Free event will take place at the Braddock Public Ramp along the Monongahela River at the end of 11th Street in Braddock. Rods and bait will be provided to participants. The fish commission’s outreach and education staff will offer fishing tips, exhibits and free publications at the site. “We even have staff available to teach you to tie knots,” said …