The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) will hold three Family Fishing Festivals in May and three in June. These events lead up to the two statewide Fish-for-Free Days - Memorial Day, May 27, and Independence Day, July 4.
"Family Fishing Festivals are a convenient way to introduce friends and family to the sport of fishing," said PFBC Executive Director John Arway. "While we offer family fishing programs throughout the year, the May and June events call more attention to the importance of fishing in the lives of many Pennsylvania families. Through the events, former and new anglers can try fishing at no cost. We know that once people try it, particularly kids, they will see that fishing is a great recreational activity and they will want to do it more."
Visit www.TakeMeFishingPa.com to register or learn more about these events. Space is limited, and there will be no registrations accepted the day of the event. In addition, PFBC partners will be hosting events throughout the month. These events can also be viewed at this website.
James Swanson caught this 24-inch walleye on May 6 in the Kinzua Reservoir