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Commission Adds “The Fishing Hole” to Web Page
June 1, 2010
Harrisburg, PA – In an effort to better inform anglers, boaters, and other interested individuals, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is making it easier to find information about fishing, boating, and aquatic resources.  Visitors to the Commission’s website – – will now see a link entitled The Fishing Hole.

The Fishing Hole logoThe Fishing Hole will direct readers to lists of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about a variety of topics to help them understand, connect to, and conserve Pennsylvania’s waterways, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and other aquatic resources. While the Commission has posted frequently asked questions on the website in the past, this new feature will improve access to the information.

“We are here to serve all Pennsylvanians and visitors to the Commonwealth, and we want to make it as easy as possible for them to have their questions answered,” said Executive Director John Arway. “If someone does not find what they are looking for, or if they have a comment for us, we encourage them to contact us via the electronic forms at the bottom of each FAQ page.”

The PFBC also is reminding the public that Sunday, June 6, is the second of two designated Fish For Free Days in the Commonwealth. Fish For Free Days allow anyone – not just license holders or youth under the age of 16 – to legally fish in Pennsylvania. From 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., no fishing license is needed to fish in Pennsylvania's waterways. The first Fish for Free Day was Saturday, May 22.

“Fish For Free Days provide an opportunity for active anglers to introduce a friend or relative to the lifelong sport of fishing,” said Mr. Arway. “It's also a great way for families to have fun, create new memories and spend quality time together.”

To make it even easier to get started – or restarted – in fishing, visit the PFBC’s web site at and select “Fish” from the left-hand navigation bar. From the drop-down menu, select Fishing Fundamentals.

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

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