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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

2021

Winter - Vernal Pools

2020

Winter - The "Lure" of Being a Mentor
Spring - The Perch Family
Summer - Superheroes of Summer

Fall - AngleR3 Education (PDF)
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2019

Winter - Water Flows Through Pennsylvania
Spring - Why Do We Fish?
Summer - Kayak Fishing
Fall - H2O on the Go

2018

Winter - Crazy for Crayfish (PDF)
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Spring - "Water Water" Read All About It
Summer - Anytime is a Great Time to Take Your Family Fishing!
Fall - Fish for Dinner!

2017

Winter - Fishing-An Adventure for Anyone!
Spring - Fishing in the High Tech World!
Summer - Urban Fishing
Fall - Careers with the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission

2016

Winter - Flowing through Time with PFBC
Spring - Trout Training
Summer - Bass Fishing Fun
Fall - Freaky Fish of Pennsylvania

2015

Winter - Angler's Calendar (PDF)
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Spring - All About Trout
Summer - A Day at the Lake
Fall - All About the Pike Family

2014

Winter -Where Do They Go In Winter? (PDF)
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Spring - Shore is Nice Here
Summer - Competitive Fishing
Fall - Fishing from a Human-powered Boat (PDF)
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2013

Winter - Good Fishing Needs Good Habitat
Spring - Pennsylvania's FSI: Fish Scene Investigation
Summer - Take a Friend Fishing
Fall - PFBC Then & Now

2012

Winter - Pennsylvania's Snakes
Spring - Pennsylvania's Handsome Hoppers
Summer - Pennsylvania's Secret Salamander Treasures
Fall - Pennsylvania's League of Lizards

2011

Winter - Keeping it Cool (PDF)
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Spring - Jump into Shad Fishing
Summer - Fishing for Catfish
Fall - Steelhead

2010

Winter - Back to the Basics: Paddling Gear
Spring - Back to the Basics: Water Safety for Paddlers
Summer - Back to the Basics: Paddling Techniques
Fall - Big Waterways, Big Boating Fun!

2009

Winter - Back to the Basics: Gear
Spring - Back to the Basics: Bait/Lures
Summer - Putting It All Together
Winter - Back to the Basics: Boats

2008

Winter - The Road to Extinction
Spring - Sci-fi in the Real World
Summer - Fish Around the Clock
Fall - Catfish

2007

Winter - Smallmouth Bass
Spring - Mussels
Summer - Largemouth Bass
Fall - Fall Fishing

2006

Winter - PA's Plentiful Yellow Perch
Spring - Six Legs Underwater
Summer - Lake Erie
Fall - Pennsylvania's Turtles

2005

Winter - 25 Years, Winter Fishing
Spring - Are You Ready?
Summer - PA's Most Mighty Migratory Fish
Fall - Fall Fishing

2004

Winter - '04 Fishing Season, etc.
Spring - Are you a SMART Angler?
Summer - Watersheds
Fall - Fishing & History

2003

Winter - All About Trout
Spring - Introduction to Amphibians
Summer - The Sunfish Family (Bass)
Fall - PA's Unusual Fish

2002

Winter - Tackle-crafting
Spring - Dangers Around the Water
Summer - Introduction to Reptiles
Fall - All About Fish

2001

Winter - Ice Fishing
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Spring - 20 Years of PLAY
Summer - Take Your Family Fishing
Fall - PA's Least Wanted