HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Crawford/Erie/Lawrence/Mercer) will lend a hand with stocking Elk Creek near Girard with trout starting at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 14.
“Stocking Elk Creek with trout ensures there will be plenty of fish for anglers on the opening day of trout season, which is Saturday, April 15,” Wentling said. “I am excited to be taking part in this annual tradition that unofficially marks the beginning of the outdoors season.”
Wentling will meet with officials from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) and work from the Girard American Legion Park Picnic Pavilion, off Noble Road along Elk Creek in Girard, at around 11:30 a.m.
Each year, the PFBC stocks Pennsylvania waterways with 3.15 million brook, brown and rainbow trout. More than 850,000 anglers buy a fishing license each year, which is required for anyone ages 16 and older.
The price of a resident annual license is just $21; non-resident annual license is $51; and a senior resident annual license is $10. Trout permits are $8. Anglers also can purchase an optional $5 metal button for an alternate way to display their license. The PFBC also offers a $1 voluntary youth fishing license ($2.90 with fees). For every youth license sold, the PFBC receives approximately $5 in federal funding, which is reinvested into youth fishing programs.
For more information about trout season, go to fishandboat.com
Representative Parke Wentling
17th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Greg Gross