With the 4th of July vastly approaching, many of us are trying to figure out what we should do. Many go to the beach, have a bbq, and some people even fish. Of course, not everyone can fish. Yup, that’s right. You actually have to have a fishing license to fish.

This year the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is pleased to offer a Fish For Free Day. According to levittownnow.com, On Thursday, July 4, the PFBC will waive its license requirement, allowing anglers to fish within public waterways across the Commonwealth without possessing a fishing license.  You can start fishing at 12:01 am, up until  11:59pm.

With Bucks County having so many creeks and lakes, there are going to be so many people that will enjoy this. If you have never gone fishing before this is a great way to get your feet wet.  This also beats having to drive anywhere far just to fish. As long as you have a fishing pole you’re good to go!  You can go fishing at some of these places in Buck County:

  • Tyler State Park, Newtown
  • Peace Valley Park, Doylestown
  • Delaware Canal State Park, Upper Black Eddy
  • Core Creek Park, Langhorne
  • Lake Towhee Park, Applebachsville
  • Lake Nockamixon, Doylestown

Of course there are a couple of rules you have to adhere to. Some of these regulations include:

  • No fishing in nusery waters
  • Any tagged fish must be reported to the number and address on it if you wish to keep it
  • Tracking devices are illegal to put on fish
  • Snagging hook smay not be used
  • To sell any species of fish, reptile (with the exception of Snapping Turtles) or amphibian taken from the Commonwealth.

You can find a complete guide of regulations here.

So who knows? Maybe this 4th of July will be the fishing trip that starts your favorite new hobby. Have fun!