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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!

play newsletters 

2017

Winter - Fishing-An Adventure for Anyone!
Spring - Fishing in the High Tech World!

2016

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