Outdoors Notebook: Fish for free on Labor Day
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The second Fish-for-Free Day of 2011 will held Sept. 5. On Labor Day, any resident or nonresident can fish without a fishing license on all Pennsylvania waterways. All other regulations apply.
For those unsure of how to rig up and catch fish, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, with a little help from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, will hold six free Family Fishing Festivals Sept. 3 at locations across the state. In Western Pennsylvania the events will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Raccoon Creek State Park near Hookstown, Beaver County, and at Pymatuning State Park at Linesville, Crawford County.
"The Family Fishing Festivals are free educational events designed for families with little or no fishing experience," said Carl Richardson, PFBC manager of education and outreach, in a release. "Participating families will learn basic fishing skills and have an opportunity to practice those skills while fishing together during the program."
No fishing license is required for registered festival participants 16 and older. The program is open to all ages but designed for children 5 and older. All equipment, bait and tackle will be provided.
As of Thursday, the following Wildlife Management Units had sold out their quotas of antlerless deer licenses: 1B, 2G, 3C, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E and 5A.
International Angler will hold a free steelhead tying demonstration 6 p.m. Aug. 30. Steelhead fly tying classes will be held 6 p.m. Sept. 6 (Level 1, $15) and 6 p.m. Sept. 13 (Level 2, $15). The fly shop is at 5275 Steubenville Pike, Robinson. Register and prepay at 412-788-8088 or email@example.com.
First Published August 21, 2011 12:00 am