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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 2014

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)
bulletCatch & Release Bass
bulletBig Bass Program
bulletBrood Stock Lakes Program
bulletPanfish enhancement special regs.
bulletReptiles & amphibians
Trout Fishing Regulations (PDF)
bulletNorthwest Region
bulletSouthwest Region
bulletNorthcentral Region
bulletSouthcentral Region
bulletNortheast Region
bulletSoutheast Region
Requirements & Law (PDF)
bulletBoundary waters
bulletFishing licenses
bulletGeneral regulations
bulletPFBC property & dog regulations
bulletPermits (trout/salmon, Erie, charter boats/fishing guides, net)
bulletPollution, reporting
bulletTackle & equipment
bulletUnlawful acts
General Information
bulletChildren/disabled fishing areas
bulletDisability accommodations
bulletFish consumption advisory
bulletMeasure a fish-how to
bulletRelease fish-how to
bulletStop Aquatic Hitchhikers! Clean Your Gear!
PDF (best for printing)
bullet2014 complete [8 Mb]
Or, by section
bulletCover/contents/index [1.9 Mb]
bulletRegulations by location [1.8 Mb]
bulletRegulations by species [3.7 Mb]
bulletTrout fishing regulations [1.6 Mb]
bulletRequirements & law [1.4 Mb]
bulletConsumption advisories [400 kb]
2013 Complete PDF [5.4 Mb]
Cover artwork: “Rainbow Trout” by Pennsylvania artist Ken Hunter. For information about obtaining prints of his art, contact Hill Country Gallery at 570-437-2928.
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: For detailed and up-to-date information, contact the nearest office of the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission.
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