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Family Fishing Program

Looking for a great way to connect with your family?

Discover just how much fun fishing can be when you do it together at a PFBC Family Fishing Program. Learn basic fishing skills like knot tying, casting, baiting the hook, and taking a fish off the hook. You and your family will have the opportunity to fish – no fishing license required. All equipment provided.

The “catch???” Adults must bring a child and children must bring an adult. You’ll be learning and fishing together.

Family Fly Fishing Program

Fly-fishing can be a fun way to fish for the first time or it can present a new experience for seasoned anglers.

This educational program is designed for anyone, ages 6 years and up, interested in learning the basics of fly fishing equipment, knot tying, casting techniques and on water skills.  It is the perfect opportunity to learn fly fishing basics and  meet other beginner fly anglers!  Bring your children, invite a family member or good friend and enjoy a day of fun with PFBC.

There is no cost for the program and you do NOT need a fishing license to attend.  PA Fish and Boat Commission provides a fly fishing goodie bag and all equipment needed for the duration of the program. 

Family Ice Fishing Program

Looking for a great way to connect with your family during the wintertime?

Discover just how much fun the cold weather can be when you and your family head outside for a PFBC Family Ice Fishing Program. Learn the basic skills of ice fishing like rigging and using a tip-up, working a jigging rod, selecting bait and lures and using an auger to bore your fishing hole. Also included in the program is information about basic ice safety and how to determine adequate ice thickness for fishing. The best part is that you and your family will have the opportunity to experience ice fishing first hand - no fishing license required and all equipment is provided.

What’s the catch??? Adults must bring a child and children must bring an adult since you’ll be learning and fishing together.

SMART Angler Program

The SMART Angler Program is designed to provide instruction to youth between the ages of 8 and 12 on the types of fish found in Pennsylvania, fish habitats, safety, equipment, outdoor manners and protecting our water resources. Parents, guardians, mentors and other family members are encouraged to participate in SMART fishing clinics. Each participant learns basic fishing skills and gets to put those skills to use! All the participants in the fishing program focus on being “SMART” anglers.

Ladies Fly Fishing Program

Ladies, have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly fish or what fly fishing is? Now is your opportunity to try fly fishing at no cost to you: no fishing license, equipment or boots needed!

This educational program is designed for ladies interested in learning the basics of fly fishing equipment, knot tying, casting techniques and on water skills. It is the perfect opportunity to learn fly fishing basics and meet other ladies interested in fly fishing!

There is no cost for the program and you do NOT need a fishing license to attend. PA Fish and Boat Commission provides a fly fishing goodie bag and all equipment needed for the duration of the program.

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