Sunday marks Pennsylvania’s first Fish-for-Free day

Sunday marks Pennsylvania first Fish-for-Free day

People visiting Pennsylvania’s popular outdoor spots over the Memorial Day holiday weekend can enjoy a day of free fishing, thanks to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

Sunday marks the first of two free fishing days in the commonwealth. The second day will be Monday, July 4.

Fish-for-Free days allow anyone to legally fish in Pennsylvania without a fishing license. From 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on both days, no fishing license is needed to fish in Pennsylvania’s waterways. All other fishing regulations apply.

“Fish-for-Free days offer an easy, convenient way to introduce friends and family to the sport of fishing, or to reconnect with the sport if you haven’t fished in a while,” said Steve Kralik, director of the PFBC’s bureau of outreach, education and marketing. “Many families already spend the day at lakes and parks throughout the state. Now they can try fishing at no cost,” he said.

To make the fishing experience more convenient, people can borrow equipment from dozens of fishing tackle loaner sites that include Oil Creek State Park, Cook Forest State Park and the Venango County Conservation District office located in Two Mile Run County Park.