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05/15/2019

PFBC OFFERS MENTORED YOUTH PANFISH DAYS AT PYMATUNING SANCTUARY ON JUNE 1-2

HARRISBURG, Pa. (May 14) – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is providing a special panfish fishing opportunity for youth anglers and their mentors on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2.

This special event will take place at Pymatuning Sanctuary at the Linesville State Fish Hatchery located at 13300 Hartstown Rd. Linesville, PA 16424.

Registration for this event is required and space is limited!

Two sessions will be held on each day, from 8am-11am and 12pm-3pm, allowing catch-and-release fishing within the sanctuary, which is normally closed to public fishing. All other Commonwealth Inland Water regulations apply. Waterways Conservation Officers and PFBC education staff will be on hand to assist the mentored youth participants with fishing. Bait and tackle will be provided for FREE to all registered participants, and no outside fishing equipment will be permitted.

In addition to registering, to participate in Mentored Youth Fishing Panfish Days, anglers ages 15 and under must obtain either a FREE Mentored Youth Fishing Permit or Voluntary Youth Fishing License ($2.90) from the PFBC and be accompanied by a licensed adult angler. Permits and licenses are available at www.gonefishingpa.com and at more than 700 issuing agents.

Please register your licensed youth for only one session by using the following links: 

· Saturday, June 1, 8am-11am, click here.
· Saturday, June 1, 12pm-3pm, click here.
· Sunday, June 2, 8am-11am, click here.
· Sunday, June 2, 12pm-3pm, click here.

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Media Contacts:
Chad Foster
Northwest Regional Outreach and Education Coordinator
(814)336-2426
chfoster@pa.gov

Mike Parker
Communications Director
(717)705-7806
michparker@pa.gov

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