Family Fishing Day Successful

We caught fish!!!

Family Fishing Day with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and help from the Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited was a success!!

Walt from Susquehanna Trout Unlimited helped at the casting station

After learning a little about being SMART angler (Safety first, Manners are important, Appreciate clean water, Release some of your catch, and Teach others), practicing casting, and learning to tie a knot to help keep your hook on your line, the group got their rods, reels, and bait and got to fishing.

Charlie from Susquehanna Trout Unlimited (in the red hat) helped at knot tying.

Some of the participants had gone fishing before. For others this was their first time fishing.

Cody Whipple with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission works throughout the region (and state) teaching people more about fishing.

At least one young angler got a fish on his first cast…and it was his first fish ever. The group continued to fish for over an hour before there were a couple rumbles of thunder. That ended the fishing for the day.

Thank you to all the families who came out and gave fishing a try. We hope to see them on the lake and streams again!

Stay tuned for more fishing programs and check out the PA Fish and Boat Commission’s website for more of their upcoming events.

And don’t forget NPC is a fishing tackle loaner site! Reach out if you want to borrow some rods and reels!