Philly Fun Fishing Fest 2019

September 7, 2019 11:00am to 4:00pm

The free Philly Fun Fishing Fest at Schuylkill Banks is now in its 15th year! Enjoy a morning of free catch-and-release fishing and friendly competition on Schuylkill Banks! The Fishing Fest is perfect for anglers of all ages and levels of experience and is ADA accessible. No fishing license is required during the fishing competition and fishing gear will be available for loan on a first-come, first-served basis. Don't forget to take a photo of your catch and post it on @SchuylkillWaters Instagram or FaceBook as part of the #FishtheSchuylkill Initiative summer photo contest! Prizes include $50 from French Creek Outfitters or a $25 Visa Gift Card.

Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019 (Rain date September 14)

Time: 7:00AM - 11:00AM, with an awards ceremony at 11:30AM

Location: Schuylkill Banks @ 24th and Walnut Street


The deadline to register for this catch-and-release event is September 5 at 11:59 p.m.! Go to to register.

See registration link for the map for Schuylkill Banks location, parking info, and nearby SEPTA options. Click here to view/download the flyer and map.

Don't forget to print and complete event release forms for your whole party so you can get right to fishing.

Lots of great prizes from DICK'S Sporting Goods/ DICK'S Sporting Goods, Flambeau Outdoors, and Bob's Bait & Tackle! Partners include Schuylkill Banks, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

Philadelphia Fun Fishing Fest is made possible by the Philadelphia Water Department, Dicks Sporting Goods, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Flambeau Outdoors, Schuylkill Banks, and the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation.

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