You can Fish For Free this 4th of July All Across Pennsylvania
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!