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PA Fish and Boat Commission Announces Family Fishing Program at the River Common
June 29, 2010
Sweet Valley, PA – The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission will be instructing a Family Fishing Program at the Luzerne County River Common on Wednesday, July 7th. The program will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This program is being offered in partnership with the River Common (www., the City of Wilkes-Barre ( and the Luzerne County Keystone Active Zone (KAZ) Passport program (

The program is designed for families with children ages eight and older with little or no fishing experience. Families will learn about basic fishing skills, techniques, safety, tackle and regulations. Participants will also be given the opportunity to fish together as a family.

The program is free and there will be no fishing license requirement. Equipment and bait will be provided. Each participant should plan to bring a chair and meet at the River Common fishing pier which is located along the Susquehanna River in Wilkes-Barre. A map and directions are available at the River Common’s website.

Registration is required for this program. Please contact the Northeast Region Outreach & Education office at 570-477-2206 to register.

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, visit

Walt Dietz, Regional Outreach and Education Coordinator

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