#FishTheSchuylkill

What is #FishtheSchuylkill?

The Schuylkill Action Network is committed to getting everyone involved with recreation on the Schuylkill River. Fishing is one way that people can connect to our waterways. Linking users to local fishing opportunities is a great way to "catch" the fun of fishing and inspire clean water conservation!

We began the #FishTheSchuylkill initiative so that everyone can see the various fish species and fishing spots on the river and get connected to local Schuylkill River partners and resources. Use this hashtag for a chance to win a raffle prize! (Details Below.) It is our hope that the initiative will continue on in the future, building a network of recreators and supporters for clean water and healthy ecosystems.

 We also hope to bring awareness to local fishing events and opportunities. Find an event near you by checking out the links below or visiting our events page. 


#FishtheSchuylkill "Best Summer Catch" Photo Contest 

Fishing in the Schuylkill? Share a picture of your catch on FaceBook or Instagram! Let us know why the Schuylkill River is important to you so that others can recognize the value of Schuylkill waters.

The rules of the contest are as follows:

  1. All photos must feature fishing or a catch and be located within the Schuylkill River Watershed.
  2. You must use the hashtag: #FishtheSchuylkill
  3. You must tag @SchuylkillWaters in your post
  4. Make sure your post is public so that we are able to see it!
  5. The contest begins at midnight on August 1st, 2019 and ends at 11:59pm on September 22nd, 2019.

Prizes:

There will be two categories of prizes for this contest.

  1. All photos will be judged by the SAN Recreation Workgroup for content and messaging. The "best photo" will receive a $50 gift card to French Creek Outfitters!
  2. All submissions will be entered into a random raffle for a $25 Visa Gift Card. Users with multiple submissions will only be entered once, so it does not matter how many times you enter. The random raffle is based off of username only. 

Resources:

Bartram's Garden (Last Wednesdays Free Fishing, Fishing Equipment Loaner Program)

Fish This Pennsylvania (Fishing tips, guides, hotspots, and events compiled throughout Pennsylvania)

Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited (Find a location near you!)

Perkiomen Trout Unlimited (Trout in the Classroom, stream enhancement projects, fishing events, and other information)

PA Fish and Boat Commission (Licenses, tackle loaner programs, events, trout stocking schedules, fishing derbies, and more!)

Southeast Montgomery County Trout Unlimited (Educational programs and fishing opportunities)

Stony Creek Anglers (A trout nursery with fishing derbies and other events located in Norristown, PA)

Tackle Loaner Program (Borrow a rod and reel for free through several locations that partner with the PA Fish and Boat Commission)

Trout Unlimited (A national non-profit dedicated to fishing and conservation)

Tulpehocken Chapter of Trout Unlimited (Youth programs, stream restorations, fishing seminars, and other programs in Berks County, PA)

Valley Forge Chapter of Trout Unlimited (Workshops, fly fishing school, Trout in the Classroom, and other programs in Chester County, PA)


No rod? No reel? No problem! Check out the PA Fish and Boat Commission's Tackle Loaner Program. Several partners in the watershed participate in the program, including Tuscarora State Park, Penn State Extension Berks County, French Creek State Park, Green Lane Park, Bartram's Garden, and John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge. Check out the map to find a location near you!

Information

Work Group: Recreation

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