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Pennsylvania Trout Fishing “Spring Training”
January 14, 2013
Date – January 23, 2013

Baseball has been regarded as the nation’s pastime, but another pastime deeply rooted in generations of tradition is fishing. While pitchers and catchers may be a month away from reporting for baseball’s spring training, it’s never too early for anglers to begin preparations for the 2013 trout season. When it comes to trout fishing in Pennsylvania, the focus is often on the traditional opening day, or “home opener,” occurring in the spring.  However, like baseball, there is a lot of trout action occurring pre-season. 

Join the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission at its Harrisburg Headquarters from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on January 23, 2013, to learn how to get the most out of your trout fishing experience in Pennsylvania.  Presentations will focus on fishing opportunities, techniques and strategies, as well as sharing tips for taking children trout fishing.  Young anglers are welcome, and encouraged to attend.  Several trout-related organizations will have displays and information available.   Consider attending this special event as this part of your “spring training” for trout fishing.

The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Space is limited and registration will close on Jan. 21, 2013.  Click here or visit the PFBC website at (under “Calendar of Events”) to register and learn more.

Event Schedule


  • Room set up
  • Exhibitor set up

6:00-6:30  (Lobby)

  • Doors open for registrants
  • Open house  (Lobby and employee break room)

6:30  (Susquehanna Room)

  • Welcome:  John Arway
  • Presentation of Resource First Award
    • Rod Cross
    • Field & Stream video

6:45  (Susquehanna Room)

  • Tom Greene, PFBC Coldwater Unit Leader and Accomplished Trout Angler
  • Early season trout fishing techniques and strategies

7:30  (Susquehanna Room)

  • Carl Richardson
  • Recipe for an Angler; youth recruitment and retention
  • Mentored Youth Trout Day

8:00  (Susquehanna Room)

  • Rebecca Holler,  National TU
  • Youth engagement in trout fishing and coldwater conservation

8:45-9:00  (Lobby)

  • Open House


  • PFBC;
    • General information display
    • Sweepstakes entry
    • Outdoor Shop access
    • Cooperative Nursery Unit
  • PA DCNR, Bureau of State Parks
  • PA Trout in the Classroom
  • National Trout Unlimited
    • River Researchers Teen Camp
  • Cumberland Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited
    • Rivers Conservation School
  • Pennsylvania Institute for Conservation Education (PICE)
    • Brookies Wildlife Leadership Academy
  • Thom Glace, artist
The mission of the Fish and Boat Commission is to protect, conserve, and enhance the Commonwealth’s aquatic resources and provide fishing and boating opportunities. For more information about fishing and boating in Pennsylvania, please visit our website at
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