#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 

Congratulations to the winner of the 2019 photo contest, Jeremiah Green! Jeremiah took this colorful photo of a blue gill caught in the Schuylkill River and is the recipient of a $50 gift card to French Creek Outfitters! Instagram user @moxy79 is the winner of the $25 Visa Gift Card random raffle. Thanks to everyone that participated!

Fishing in the Schuylkill? Share a picture of your catch on social media using the hashtag #FishtheSchuylkill! Let us know why the Schuylkill River is important to you so that others can recognize the value of Schuylkill waters.

 


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