Go fish! July 4th is a Fish for Free Day in Pennsylvania

For one day only, you can fish in Pennsylvania without a fishing license.

by Lindsay Patross
June 28, 2019

The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission is offering a day of free fishing on the 4th of July. This is the second fish-for-free day for the year.

For one day only, you are allowed to fish without a fishing license across the state.

Wait, what? I need a license to fish in Pennsylvania?

Yes, Pennsylvania state laws require all recreational fishermen and fisherwomen to have a license. Pennsylvania has required that PA residents purchase a fishing license since 1922. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission website has an extensive history of fishing regulations in Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh Fishing Resources

New to fishing? Looking to cast your line on fish-for-free day? Here are some links to help you get started:

Where to buy a PA Fishing License

You can buy a PA fishing license online or at one of 700 stores located in and around Pennsylvania. You can even buy vintage PA fishing licenses if you are looking to add to your collection.

Pittsburgh born and raised, Lindsay has been writing about the people who love Pittsburgh since 2008.

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