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Family Fishing Programs Offered at Wilkes-Barre River Common
June 7, 2013
SWEET VALLEY, Pa. (June 6) – Discover how much fun fishing can be when you do it together as a family. 

Join the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) as they conduct a Family Fishing Program at the Wilkes-Barre River Common’s Fishing Pier on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, June 26;
  • Wednesday, July 31; and
  • Wednesday, August 21

The programs will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each night. They are being offered in partnership with the Riverfront Parks Committee ( and the Luzerne County Keystone Active Zone (KAZ) Passport program ( They are free, open to the public and a fishing license will not be required.

“The program is designed for families with children ages eight and older with little or no fishing experience,” said Walt Dietz, PFBC Regional Outreach and Education Coordinator. “Families will learn about safety, fishing tackle, regulations and basic techniques like casting and knot tying. Participants will also be given the opportunity to fish together as a family.”

Equipment and bait will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring a chair and drinking water. Meet at the River Common fishing pier located along the Susquehanna River in Wilkes-Barre. A map and directions are available at the Riverfront Parks Committee website at:

Registration is required and available online by visiting the Family Fishing Program schedule at:

Walt Dietz, Regional Outreach and Education Coordinator

The mission of the Fish and Boat Commission is to protect, conserve, and enhance the Commonwealth’s aquatic resources and provide fishing and boating opportunities. For more information about fishing and boating in Pennsylvania, please visit our website at
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