Families and friends visiting Pennsylvania's popular outdoor spots over the Memorial Day holiday weekend can enjoy a day of free fishing, thanks to the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission.
The Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, May 27, marks the first of two free fishing days in the commonwealth. The second is Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4.
Fish-for-Free Days allow anyone – residents and non-residents – to legally fish in Pennsylvania without a fishing license. From 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on both days, no fishing license is needed to fish in Pennsylvania's waterways. All other fishing regulations apply.
Employees must use their lunch period or use annual or personal leave if this event is within their scheduled working hours, unless the event is directly related to their job duties, subject to supervisory review and approval.