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Cover of summary book   Most files listed below are in HTML format (smaller file sizes, better for web viewing). Summary pages are also grouped by category and provided in PDF format (larger file sizes, better for printing). Pages with advertisements and non-regulatory information have been omitted.

What's new for 2015

 
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Regulations by Location
(all fish species) (PDF)
bulletInland waters
bulletCatch & Release Lakes Program
bulletConowingo Reservoir
bulletDelaware River & estuary
bulletLake Erie & tributary streams
bulletPymatuning Reservoir
bulletMiscellaneous waters
Regulations by Species (PDF)
bulletBig Bass Program
bulletBrood Stock Lakes Program
bulletCatch & Release Bass
bulletPanfish enhancement special regs.
bulletReptiles & amphibians
Trout Fishing Regulations (PDF)
bulletOverview
bulletNorthwest Region
bulletSouthwest Region
bulletNorthcentral Region
bulletSouthcentral Region
bulletNortheast Region
bulletSoutheast Region
Requirements & Law (PDF)
bulletBait
bulletBoating, BUI & Life Jackets
bulletBoundary waters
bulletChildren/disabled fishing areas
bulletDisability accommodations
bulletEndangered & Threatened Species
bulletFishing licenses
bulletGeneral fishing regulations
bulletPFBC property & dog regulations
bulletPermits (trout/salmon, Erie, charter boats/fishing guides, net)
bulletPollution, reporting
bulletSaltwater Angler Registry
bulletTackle & equipment
bulletUnlawful acts
General Information
bulletFish consumption advisory
bulletMeasure a fish-how to
bulletRelease fish-how to
bulletStop Aquatic Hitchhikers! Clean Your Gear!
PDF (best for printing)
bullet2015 complete [8.8 Mb]
Or, by section
bulletRegulations by location [837 Kb]
bulletRegulations by species [866 Kb]
bulletTrout fishing regulations [727 Kb]
bulletRequirements & law [2 Mb]
bulletConsumption advisories [378 kb]
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2014 Complete PDF [7.8 Mb]
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The Summary Book is a summary of the laws and regulations applicable to fish and fishing in Pennsylvania. It is not, nor is it intended to portray, a verbatim reproduction of the text of the laws and regulations. Users are advised that regulations summarized are subject to changes, which, as made, are printed in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. Official text is found in 58 Pa. Code and online at: www.pacode.com. For detailed and up-to-date information, contact the nearest office of the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission.
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