Photo courtesy Warren County Conservation District.

Forest Service Offering Free Learn How to Fish Program on May 25

May 21, 2024

WARREN, Pa. — The Forest Service is offering a free, family-friendly program about the basics of fishing in Allegheny National Forest.

The program will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2024, from 10 a.m. to Noon at Kinzua Beach, located on Route 59 across from the marina. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has issued an educational exemption for this program, therefore no fishing license is required to participate.

“All ages are welcome to join this introductory program which will go over basic fishing techniques, tackle and bait options, fish species you’re likely to catch, and then spend time fishing in the reservoir,” said Ranger Sarah Needs.

Limited fishing equipment is available for use by program participants, including fishing rods, hooks, and bait. To sign up, contact Needs by May 24 at 814-927-5776 or [email protected].

Participants should wear weather-appropriate clothing, sun protection, and bring a chair, if desired. Participants should meet at 9:50 a.m. in the Kinzua Beach parking area.

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission designated May 26, of Memorial Day weekend, a fish-for-free day. Normally, any angler age 16 and over needs a valid fishing license to fish on public waterways, but the license regulation has been waived for May 26. All other fishing regulations still apply.

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