Monday, February 26, 2018

PA Fish & Boat Commission Executive Director to be in Erie on March 3rd, 1 pm at the Erie Sport & Travel Expo at the Bayfront Convention Center

The Fish & Boat Commission (PFBC) is asking for your help in sharing important information with TU members within your region. The PFBC is hosting sportsmen’s forums across the state to seek input from anglers and boaters on how the agency can best conserve aquatic resources while creating more opportunities for fishing and boating recreation.
The fourth one is being held Saturday, March 3, at 1 p.m. in conjunction with the Erie Sport & Travel Expo at the Bayfront Convention Center. The forum will be held in Room 140 ABC.
The forums are titled “A Sportsmen’s Forum – How Resource First and Anglers and Boaters Can Help Shape the Future of Fishing and Boating in Pennsylvania.” The forums feature an overview of the agency’s existing programs and a discussion of its current financial state of affairs. A question and answer period will follow.
The forums are being held at a critical time. According to Executive Director John Arway, “Declining fishing license sales and boat registration fees coupled with increasing costs make it necessary to take a fresh look at redesigning the agency’s strategic plan. The information learned will be used to help form a new agency strategic plan to meet the expectations of anglers and boaters.”
We are seeking your help to encourage TU members to share their opinions by attending Saturday’s forum and discussing issues in person with Director Arway. They can also share their opinions through an online public opinion poll at
Thank you for sharing this important information with your membership. We hope you and your members can join us.

Communications Director
PA Fish and Boat Commission | Bureau of Outreach, Education & Marketing
1601 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg PA 17110-9299

Friday, February 9, 2018

February 20th Chapter Meeting is loaded!

Floating the South Fork Flathead River, Montana

This months Chapter Meeting is a good one!

Kylie Maland from the Western PA Conservancy will be giving a presentation on their recent work on Walnut Creek, as well as two upcoming BIG projects on Elk Creek.

A presentation on a drop-float, week long fishing trip into the heart of the Bob Marshall Wilderness will follow by chapter member Erik Cronk.  Ride in 22 miles on horseback with him, and look for big Cutthroats and Bull Trout on the famous South Fork of the Flathead River.  Then find out what it takes to put a trip like this together for yourself (and how to keep the Grizzly Bears away).

Information on the upcoming Fly Fishing Film Tour Movie night will also be available, as well as last second tickets IF STILL AVAILABLE.  Don't have your tickets yet?  To guarantee your seat you can buy them online here.

Meeting starts at 7pm at the Erie Elks Lodge on Peninsula Drive.  Bring a friend, order a cold drink and a burger and enjoy this months show!  See you there!

South Fork Bull Trout