|Meadville, PA – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and Cook Forest State Park will host a Family Fishing Program at the Children’s Fishing Pond at Cook Forest State Park on Thursday July 1, 2010 from 5:30 p.m-8:30 p.m. Families must be preregistered and should arrive a few minutes early. Call the Park Office at 814-744-8475 to sign your family up. The program teaches participants how to be S.M.A.R.T. anglers; how to rig a fishing rod with bait; knot tying; rules and regulations; casting practice; and hands-on fishing.
Participants are NOT required to have a fishing license while participating in this program. However, after the program is over, anyone 16-years-old must have a valid PA Fishing License. A license can be obtained online at http://fishandboat.com (The Outdoor Shop), or several local retail and bait stores. See our agent listing to find stores that sell fishing licenses.
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 www.fishandboat.com.