MEADVILLE, PA The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and the Army Corp of Engineers will host a Family Fishing Program at their Tionesta Lake Visitor Center on June 15, 2012 from 5 P.M. until 8 P. M. Families must be pre-registered and should arrive prior to the start of the program. Pre-registration is required by calling the Visitor Center at 814-755-3512, or register online at www.fishandboat.com by clicking on Calendar of Events. Type in a search for June 15th and follow the directions.
Family Fishing Programs teach participants: how to be S.M.A.R.T. anglers; how to rig a fishing rod with bait; knot tying; rules and regulations; casting practice; and hands-on fishing. Participants are NOT required to have a fishing license to fish during the program. However, anyone 16-years-old or older must have a valid PA Fishing License to fish at all other times. A license can be obtained online at www.fishandboat.com , at the northwest region office in Meadville, or several local retail and bait stores. See the website for a list of agents who sell fishing licenses (click on the Fishing Link and scroll down the left side to find issuing agents).
All equipment and handout materials will be supplied. Other recommended items to bring are sunscreen, water, insect repellant, rain gear, snacks, and a camera to take pictures of your fish.
Families must be pre-registered and should arrive prior to the start of the program. Pre-registration is required by calling the Visitor Center at 814-755-3512.