Learn how to catch a fish in a wild stream or lake and have fun doing it!  You can practice putting the bait on, casting and reeling in, or learn the art of fly tying and casting with a fly rod.  For those who really like the cold, cut a hole in the ice, set a tip-up in the hole and wait for the fish to strike!  You will want to be sure you have cleats or skates to get from hole to hole.  Learn to fish and you earn a lifelong hobby you can do by yourself or with your kids and grandkids.

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Visit for information on the first Mentored Youth Trout Day will be held on March 28 from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in 18 southcentral and southeastern counties, including Adams, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Perry, Philadelphia, Schuylkill, and York. Anglers and their mentors can each keep a combined species total of two trout, at least seven inches in length.
“Our goal is to get more kids involved in fishing and to keep them engaged, and one of the best ways to do that is to make the experience as easy as possible for parents and mentors,” said PFBC Executive Director John Arway. “By expanding the program this year to include all Commission stocked trout waters, we are substantially increasing the number of available waters and are bringing fishing as close as we can to anglers.”

Activity Description

Fishing while walking along the shore for 30 minutes burns approximately 119 calories.          

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