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FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has an invitation for everyone who has always wanted to go fishing but just hasn’t got around to it.

On Sunday you can fish without a license.

Fish-for-Free Days allow anyone (resident or non-resident) to legally fish on Pennsylvania waterways on the designated days with NO FISHING LICENSE REQUIRED (Trout/Salmon and Lake Erie permits are also NOT required).

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From July 13-20, 2019, Chambersburg, PA will be bustling with activity for the 33rd Annual ChambersFest community celebration.

All other fishing regulations still apply.

Fish-for-Free Days are great ways for families to “catch” the fun of fishing.

Types of Fish in Pennsylvania Waters

The next “fish for free” day will be July 4.

Pennsylvania Fishing Tackle Loaner Program (FTLP)

Locator Map for Fishing Tackle Loaner Locations
Online Map Disclaimer: The online maps are provided as a public service by PFBC. Theses maps overlay Pennsylvania fishing and boating information on top of base geographic maps provided from other source providers. Names of water bodies, roads, ect are all part of these base map. Since the PFBC does not control the information presented on thesese base map layers, the accuracy of this information is not guaranteed. The online maps and their contained information presented by the PFBC are to be used for reference purposes only. The PFBC is not responsible for inaccuracies, nor is any responsibility assumed for damages or other liabilities due to the accuracy, availability, use or misuse of the information provided on these maps.

The Pennsylvania Fishing Tackle Loaner Program (FTLP) provides fishing rods, reels and equipped tackle boxes to the public to borrow. The partners loan this equipment to individuals or groups, enabling them to enjoy fishing without having to buy gear themselves.

The public can go to the locations identified and borrow rods, reels and a tackle box full of hooks and other terminal tackle. This equipment is borrowed in much the same way books are borrowed from a library. Those wanting to borrow gear complete a form and the loan is made. At the end of the loan period, the equipment is returned to the site.

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