Fish for free day still on

DAVID RAULFS

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has announced they are continuing to hold their annual Fish -For-Free Day on Saturday, May 23.

WCO David Raulfs said on Monday morning, "I have not heard of any changes for the Fish-For-Free days and the consensus is that it is a go."

"We are encouraging all anglers and boaters to maintain social distancing as usual, and continue to follow the CDC guidelines, but everything else has been able to remain like normal," he continued.

Fish-for-Free Days allow anyone (resident or non-resident) to legally fish on Pennsylvania waterways on the designated days with no fishing licence required. Trout/Salmon and Lake Erie permits are also not required.

All other fishing regulations still apply.

PFBC also encourages anglers and boaters to limit travel by fishing close to home, cover their faces with a mask or other cloth covering, and keep a distance of at least six feet from others (the length of arm with an outstretched fishing rod is a good guide).

They also remind anglers to only go fishing with members of their families living in the same household, and never share fishing gear with others.

A second Fish-For-Free Day is scheduled for Saturday, July 4.

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