Sport Fishing


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The PA Fish and Boat Commission and its partners provide plenty of opportunities to improve your fishing skills and learn more about fishing in Pennsylvania.

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Family Fishing Program

Family Fishing Programs are for families with little or no fishing experience. Participants learn basic fishing skills and have an opportunity to practice those skills while fishing during the program.

The program is open to all ages, including children ages 5 and older. PA Fish and Boat Commission provides all equipment needed for the duration of the program.

NOTE: the fishing license requirement is waived during the program for participants age 16 and older. Those participants will not need to have a fishing license to participate.

Family Fly Fishing Program

Fly-fishing can be a fun way to fish for the first time or it can present a new experience for seasoned anglers.

This educational program is designed for anyone, ages 6 years and up, interested in learning the basics of fly fishing equipment, knot tying, casting techniques and on water skills. It is the perfect opportunity to learn fly fishing basics and meet other beginner fly anglers.

There is no cost for the program and you do NOT need a fishing license to attend. PA Fish and Boat Commission provides all equipment needed for the duration of the program.

Family Ice Fishing Program

Learn the basic skills of ice fishing like rigging and using a tip-up, working a jigging rod, selecting bait and lures and using an auger to bore your fishing hole. Also included in the program is information about basic ice safety. The best part is that you and your family will have the opportunity to experience ice fishing first hand - no fishing license required and all equipment is provided.

SMART Angler Program

The SMART Angler Program is designed to provide instruction to youth between the ages of 8 and 12 on the types of fish found in Pennsylvania, fish habitats, safety, equipment, outdoor manners and protecting our water resources. Parents, guardians, mentors and other family members are encouraged to participate in SMART fishing clinics. Each participant learns basic fishing skills and gets to put those skills to use! All the participants in the fishing program focus on being "SMART" anglers.

Ladies Fly Fishing Program

Ladies, have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly fish or what fly fishing is? Now is your opportunity to try fly fishing at no cost to you: no fishing license, equipment or boots needed!

This educational program is designed for women interested in learning the basics of fly fishing equipment, knot tying, casting techniques and on water skills. It is the perfect opportunity to learn fly fishing basics and meet other women interested in fly fishing!

There is no cost for the program and you do NOT need a fishing license to attend. PA Fish and Boat Commission provides a fly fishing goodie bag and all equipment needed for the duration of the program.

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February 2018

  • Feb 24 Sat

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    Ladies Fly Fishing

    Registration Closed 0 of 25 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    State College YMCA State College, PA 16801

    • Saturday, February 24, 2018 11:00am - 4:00pm

March 2018

  • Mar 17 Sat

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    Ladies Fly Fishing

    Registration Open 2 of 30 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Clarion Hotel DuBois, PA 15801

    • Saturday, March 17, 2018 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Mar 24 Sat

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    Ladies Fly Fishing

    Registration Closed 0 of 30 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Moraine State Park - Region 2 meeting Room Prospect, PA 16052

    • Saturday, March 24, 2018 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Mar 25 Sun

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    Ladies Fly Fishing

    Full Event with Wait List 0 of 30 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Moraine State Park - Region 2 meeting Room Prospect, PA 16052

    • Sunday, March 25, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm

April 2018

  • Apr 15 Sun

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    Family Fly Fishing

    Registration Open 30 of 30 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Harrison Hills County Park Harrison Township, PA 15065

    • Sunday, April 15, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm

June 2018

  • Jun 30 Sat

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    Family Fishing

    Registration Open 50 of 50 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Walnutport Canal Association Pavilion Walnutport, PA 18088

    • Saturday, June 30, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
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