The first of two Fish-for-Free Days in Pennsylvania is coming up this holiday weekend.
On Monday, Memorial Day, anyone can legally fish on the commonwealth’s waterways without needing a fishing license, according to the state Fish and Boat Commission. A one-day license on any other day would cost $11.70 for a Pennsylvania resident age 16 and older and $26.70 for a tourist age 16 and older, according to the commission’s website.
People who are new to fishing, or don’t have their own equipment, can borrow rods, reels, hooks and tackle boxes on Monday at numerous loaner sites across the state, including several in the Erie area. For a full list of loaner sites, go to http://fishandboat.com/loaner.htm
For more about Fish-for-Free Days, go to http://www.fishandboat.com/fishforfree.htm or call (814) 336-2426 or (877) 707-4085. The next one is July 4.