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PA Fish and Boat Commission Announces Family Ice Fishing Program
December 21, 2012
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Meadville, PA Are you looking for a great way to connect with your family during the wintertime? Discover just how much fun the cold weather can be when you and your family head outside for a PFBC Family Ice Fishing Program.  The Mercer County Conservation District, M.K. Goddard State Park,and the PA Fish and Boat Commission will be sponsoring a Family Ice Fishing Program at Lake Wilhelm on Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Learn the basic skills of ice fishing like rigging and using a tip-up, working a jigging rod, selecting bait and lures and using an auger to bore your fishing hole. Also included in the program is information about basic ice safety and how to determine adequate ice thickness for fishing. The best part is that you and your family will have the opportunity to experience ice fishing first hand. No fishing license is required and all equipment will be provided.

What’s the catch??? Since you’ll be learning and fishing together, adults must bring a child and children must bring an adult. Participants must be eight years of age or older. Please dress for cold weather. Bring warm boots, gloves, hat, etc. Pre-registration is required and space is limited to 35 people.

To register for this program, go to www.fishandboat.com . On the home page under “Upcoming Events”, click on Family Ice Fishing Goddard State Park. Click on, “Register for Program”. Complete the short “Register for a Fishing Program” form and then click on “Submit”. Deadline for registering is January 25, 2013.

For more information about this or any other Fish and Boat Commission program, visit www.fishandboat.com and click on Learning Center. You can also contact Chad Foster at 814-683-5126.

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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 fishandboat.com.
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