Fish for Free days ... Memorial Day and Labor Day
Sometimes "Free" is to good to be true but in this case there is no catch!
Wait, maybe there is a "catch" .... read on.
Each year the Pennsylvania Fish Commission gives everyone the opportunity to try their hand at fishing without the need of a license. This year there are two days for your enjoyment. May 28th and Sept 3rd have been announced as "FISH FOR FREE" days. This applies to resident and non-resident. So if you have friends or relatives visiting they can get in on the fun as well.
A few months ago this blog discussed the real value of a Fishing License so you may want to check that out if you missed it. Here is the link to go back in time: http://limerick.patch.com/blog_posts/fishing-fever-6
This is your chance to "give it a whirl" and perhaps find a new activity for yourself or the kids. Fishing need not be an all day activity. It can be just a small part of a holiday excursion. I find it interesting that most folks do have a fishing rod and at least a small tackle box stuffed away in the garage or shed. Just dust off the cobwebs and take it with you.
No fishing gear, no problem. For as little as twenty bucks of so you can find a rod, reel, hooks and bobbers that will suffice. Stop in at the big store (you know the one) and grab what you need. Heck, they even have artificial bait in small little jars for your convenience. You could dig up some worms if you really want to get into the spirit of things.
Don't know where to go? Well here are a few suggestions within a short drive.
1. Sanatoga Lake is a small body of water on South Sanatoga Road. Easy access, great parking and kid friendly. Have a picnic and let the kids catch the always hungry sunfish.
2. Marsh Creek State Park near Eagle, Pa just off Rt. 100. This State Park provides lots of area for fishing from the shore line. Access from two main areas with lots of parking and picnic grounds. Take a walk on the trails, rent a boat or just enjoy the views.
3. The meandering French Creek can be explored from various locations.
Also Fishing Fever #11, a few weeks ago, featured an interactive map of other locations that are within the Montgomery and Chester County boundaries.
Remember, that even though a license is not needed on these days, all other rules and regulations apply.
Here is a link for a review of the current fishing regulations http://fishandboat.com/regs_fish.htm
You can also pick up a printed copy at any location that sells Fishing Licenses.
Take advantage of this offer if your holiday plans take you near any river, lake or stream.
Check out this Link ----> http://fishandboat.com/fishforfree.htm
Next time .... Another round of Fishing Follies and the "Saga of the Black Fury"