PA Mentored Youth Trout Day – This Weekend!

PA Mentored Youth Trout Day – April 8th, 2017

April 8 (statewide) – 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Take part in the Commission’s Mentored Youth Trout Days. Youth under the age of 16 can join a mentor (adult) angler who has a current fishing license and trout permit to fish on Saturday, March 25 on Stocked Trout Waters within the 18 southeastern regional counties for regional trout season, and to fish  and to fish Stocked Trout Waters in the remaining counties on Saturday, April 8. Please note:


ADULT ANGLERS

To participate in the Mentored Youth Fishing Day, anglers 16 years of age or older (adult anglers) must possess a valid Pennsylvania Fishing License and be accompanied by a youth (less than 16 years of age) who has obtained a Mentored Youth Fishing Permit or Voluntary Youth Fishing License from the Commission. While mentors will be permitted to fish for trout, they are not permitted to harvest trout and must release them unharmed.

YOUTH ANGLERS

Youth anglers must obtain a Mentored Youth Fishing Permit or Voluntary Youth Fishing License from the Commission and be accompanied by an adult licensed angler in order to participate. Youth may harvest up to two trout (combined species) with a minimum size of 7 inches. All other Commonwealth Inland Water regulations apply.

HOW MUCH IS IT?

The Mentored Youth Permit is free.

The Voluntary Youth License is $2.90 ($1.00 cost + $1.90 agent/transaction fee).

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?

For each Voluntary Youth License purchased for $2.90 (or Voucher once it is redeemed), the PFBC receives $5 back in funding as a federal reimbursement. These funds are dedicated to be used in youth outreach and education programs. The Commission receives no federal reimbursement for Mentored Youth Permits.

While both the permit and the Voluntary Youth License provide the opportunity for youth to fish on Mentored Youth Fishing Days, the Voluntary Youth License provides an extended return for both Pennsylvania’s youth and the Commission, the Commission encourages anglers to purchase either a Voluntary Youth License or a Voluntary Youth License Voucher—for the future of fishing!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

*Source: PA Fish & Boat

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