Trout fishing events, workshops



With the statewide trout season opening April 12, lots of fishing activities are scheduled throughout Southwest Pennsylvania. Here are a few:

Tuesdays, Thursdays Fly tying classes. Field & Stream, Cranberry. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free, tools and materials provided. 724-742-4425.

March 16 Fly Fishing Film Tour. Oaks Theater, Oakmont. Fishing adventure film benefits Casting for Recovery. $12 advance at International Angler, $15 door. 7 p.m. 412-788-8088.

March 16 Fly Fishing Workshops. Orvis, Galleria Mall, Mt. Lebanon. Free clinics include basic entomology and fly selection, fly tying, casting instruction and fly fishing Q&A. For times and to reserve a spot call 412-343-1612. Details www.Orvis.com.

March 16 Spring Fishing Weekend. L.L. Bean, Ross Park Mall. Kid's activities and workshops including fly casting lessons, fly fishing for smallmouths, fishing Q&A. 10 a.m-4 p.m. 888-552-5571.

March 17 Upper St. Clair Fly Fishing Club meeting. USC Municipal Building, 1800 McLaughlin Run Rd., Upper St. Clair. Speaker Waterways Conservation Officer Michael Johnson. 7 p.m. 412-835-6107.

March 18 Gear Up for Mentored Youth Fishing Day. North Park Lake, Pine. Fish and Boat Commission workshop, hands-on instruction on basic trout fishing equipment, skills and techniques. Free. 6:30-9 p.m., 814-442-9841.

March 22 Fly Fishing Demo. Tackle Unlimited, Jefferson Hills. Pro angler Scott Loughner teaches fly casting 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free, 412-384-4500.

March 29 Fly Fishing Workshop. Wilkins School Community Center, 7604 Charleston Ave., Swissvale. Penn's Woods West Trout Unlimited primer on fly fishing basics with instructors Rob Reeder and Scott Loughner. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free, registration required at robreeder0827@gmail.com.

March 29 Pine Creek Cleanup. Pine Creek, Hampton. Allison Park Sportsmens Club stream cleanup 8 a.m.-noon meets near St. Ursula's Church off Rt. 8, Hampton. Lunch provided.

March 29 Deer Creek Stream Cleanup. Emmerling Park, Indiana Township. Tri-County Trout Club. 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 724-889-7099.

April 4 Fly Tyers Reunion. Sporting Clays Lodge, Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Champion. Nationally recognized fly tyers and authors demonstrate tying trout, bass and saltwater flies. Free, 6-9:30 p.m. 800-452-2223 ext. 7899 or fishing@7springs.com.

April 5 Linesville State Fish Hatchery Open House. Linesville, Pa. Hatchery tour, demonstrations, 10,000-gallon viewing aquarium, etc. Free, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 814-683-4451.

April 5 Mentored Youth Fishing Day. Fishing permitted at designated lakes for youths under 16 with a voluntary Youth Fishing License or Mentored Youth permit. Details www.fish.state.pa.us.

April 12 Children's Fishing Area. Little Pine Creek at Fawcett Fields Park, McElhaney Road, Shaler. Kids-only fishing area on the statewide opening day of trout season, age 12 and under. Assistance provided by Allison Park Sportsmens Club. Stocked by Penn's Woods West Trout Unlimited.

Saturdays April 19 through May 31 Fly Fishing 101 classes. Orvis, Galleria Mall, Mt. Lebanon. Free. For times and to reserve a spot call 412-343-1612.

May 4, May 14, June 8 Fly Fishing 201 classes. Orvis, Galleria Mall, Mt. Lebanon. Free. For times and to reserve a spot call 412-343-1612.

May 10 Dan Wagner Memorial Kids Fishing Day. Rochester Grove, North Park Lake. For age 12 and under, lunch and prizes provided. Noon-5 p.m.


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