Hess Reminds Residents of Fish for Free Days
5/13/2009
Area residents interested in outdoor recreation are invited to participate in Pennsylvania’s annual “Fish for Free Days” to be held on Saturday, May 23, and Sunday, June 7, said Rep. Dick Hess (R-Bedford/Fulton/Huntingdon).
 
On these days, the Fish and Boat Commission will allow anyone to legally fish for some of Pennsylvania’s top in-season species such as trout, walleye and certain other species at no cost.
 
“This is a benefit to those who enjoy fishing occasionally without having to purchase a fishing license,” Hess said.
 
Although normal licensing requirements will be waived on the Fish for Free Days, anglers must still follow the normal rules and regulations, specifically those dealing with seasons, sizes and creel limits.
 
Hess noted that Fish for Free Days are the perfect opportunity to introduce a friend or relative to the lifelong sport of fishing.
 
“Pennsylvania is home to some of the best locations to fish and I encourage residents of the 78th District to take advantage of this opportunity,” Hess said.
 
For more information regarding the days’ events or tips to help plan for a successful day of fishing, visit Hess’ Web site at DickHess.com and click on “Fish for Free Days.”
 
Rep. Dick Hess
78th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
(814) 623-9097
(717) 787-7076
Contact: Tim Eller
House Republican Public Relations
teller@pahousegop.com
(717) 260-6242
Member site: DickHess.com
www.pahousegop.com