Fishing and Boating in Pennsylvania

Fishing in the Presque Isle Bay of Lake Erie from the sandy shoreline of Presque Isle State Park can reward anglers with species such as perch, bass, walleye, trout and steelhead. Find out what you need to do to get a fishing license and go boating in Pennsylvania.


Pennsylvania Fishing

Buying a fishing license is easier than you think. Get started fishing in Pennsylvania. Purchase your fishing license online.

Get a Pennsylvania Fishing License

Buying a fishing license is the first & most important step for any angler. Get more information.

Pennsylvania Boating

Get started boating in PA, get more boating resources, take a boater’s safety course, check regulations, and reports.

Register A Boat In Pennsylvania

Registering your boat is easier than you think. Get information about how to register your boat.

Fishing and Boating Events in Pennsylvania


Family Fishing - Frances Slocum State Park

Discover just how much fun fishing can be when you do it together at a PFBC Family Fishing Program. Learn basic fishing skills like knot tying, casting, baiting the hook, and taking a fish off the hook. You and your family wil...

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SMART Angler - Promised Land State Park

The SMART Angler Program is designed to provide instruction to youth between the ages of 8 and 12 on the types of fish found in Pennsylvania, fish habitats, safety, equipment, outdoor manners and protecting our water resources...

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Second Annual Caleb Wehry Youth

High school School Memorial Tournament Group 1: 9th-12th grade Group 2: 2nd-8th grade Highest Finishing team in each group will receive prizes valued at $400 or more. Prizes for 2nd-20th place overall. 49 boat field...

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