Families and friends visiting Pennsylvania’s popular outdoor spots during the Memorial Day weekend can enjoy a day of free fishing on May 28, thanks to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.
During Fish-for- Free Days, residents and non-residents can fish in Pennsylvania without a fishing license from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
All other fishing regulations apply.
The free days allow parents to introduce their children to fishing and let older anglers remember what it’s like to fish if they haven’t tried their luck recently.
To make the fishing experience more convenient, people can borrow equipment from dozens of fishing tackle loaner sites across the state. The loaner sites include the Nescopeck, Ricketts Glen, Frances Slocum and Beltzville state parks and Mauch Chunk Lake.
Click here for the list of loaner sites:
http://pfbc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=eea001d1a15b49b9ae8375136b8c97ae
More information is available on the PFBC website, which includes interactive maps, regional fishing reports, and tips on fishing fundamentals. Fishing licenses can be purchased online at GoneFishingPa.com.
Another Fish-for-Free Day is scheduled for Independence Day, July 4.