PENNSYLVANIA LEAGUE OF ANGLING YOUTH (PLAY)
The Pennsylvania League of Angling Youth, or PLAY, started in 1981 as a way to get information about fish, fishing, conservation and safety in the hands of kids. PLAY newsletters are provided in the Commission’s magazine, Pennsylvania Angler & Boater, on a quarterly basis. Written for youth, ages 8 to 12 years old, the newsletters are also available online as PDF issues (follow links below). Although these newsletters are developed for youth, we're confident that audiences of all ages will find the information useful and interesting. Just choose a topic of interest to join in the fun!
Winter - Crazy for Crayfish
Spring - "Water Water" Read All About It
Winter - Fishing-An Adventure for Anyone!
Spring - Fishing in the High Tech World!
Summer - Urban Fishing
Fall - Careers with the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission
Winter - Flowing through Time with PFBC
Spring - Trout Training
Summer - Bass Fishing Fun
Fall - Freaky Fish of Pennsylvania
2015 - Angler's Calendar - All About Trout - A Day at the Lake - All About the Pike Family
2014 - Where Do They Go In Winter? - Shore is Nice Here - Competitive Fishing - Fishing from a Human-powered Boat
2013 - Good Fishing Needs Good Habitat - Pennsylvania's FSI: Fish Scene Investigation - Take a Friend Fishing - PFBC Then & Now
2012 - Pennsylvania's Snakes - Pennsylvania's Handsome Hoppers - Pennsylvania's Secret Salamander Treasures - Pennsylvania's League of Lizards
2011 - Keeping it Cool - Jump into Shad Fishing - Fishing for Catfish - Steelhead
2010 - Back to the Basics: Paddling Gear - Back to the Basics: Water Safety for Paddlers - Back to the Basics: Paddling Techniques - Big Waterways, Big Boating Fun!
2009 - Back to the Basics: Gear - Back to the Basics: Bait/Lures - Putting It All Together - Back to the Basics: Boats
2008 - The Road to Extinction - Sci-fi in the Real World - Fish Around the Clock - Catfish
2007 - Smallmouth Bass - Mussels - Largemouth Bass - Fall Fishing
2006 - PA's Plentiful Yellow Perch - Six Legs Underwater - Lake Erie - Pennsylvania's Turtles
2005 - 25 Years, Winter Fishing - Are You Ready? - PA's Most Mighty Migratory Fish - Fall Fishing
2004 - '04 Fishing Season, etc. - Are you a SMART Angler? - Watersheds - Fishing & History
2003 - All About Trout - Introduction to Amphibians - The Sunfish Family (Bass) - PA's Unusual Fish
2002 - Tackle-crafting - Dangers Around the Water - Introduction to Reptiles - All About Fish
2001 - Ice Fishing - 20 Years of PLAY - Take Your Family Fishing - PA's Least Wanted