Mentored Youth Fishing Day Program; Trout
[45 Pa.B. 841]
[Saturday, February 14, 2015]
Acting under the authority of 58 Pa. Code § 65.20 (relating to Mentored Youth Fishing Day Program), the Executive Director of the Fish and Boat Commission (Commission) has designated March 28, 2015, and April 11, 2015, as Mentored Youth Fishing Days for trout, beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 7:30 p.m., in approved trout waters designated under 58 Pa. Code § 63.3 (relating to fishing in approved trout waters) that are normally closed to trout fishing on those dates. This designation under 58 Pa. Code § 65.20 will be effective upon publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
To participate, anglers 16 years of age or older (adult anglers) must possess a valid Pennsylvania fishing license and current trout/salmon permit and be accompanied by a youth (less than 16 years of age) who has obtained a mentored youth permit or a voluntary youth license from the Commission. Youth anglers must obtain a mentored youth permit or a voluntary youth license from the Commission and be accompanied by a licensed adult angler to participate.
The minimum size will be 7 inches; the creel limit will be 2 trout (combined species). Other Commonwealth inland regulations will apply. It is unlawful to fish in waters designated as part of the Mentored Youth Fishing Day Program (Program) except in compliance with the requirements of 58 Pa. Code § 65.20 when participating in the Program.
The waters included in the program on March 28, 2015, are those approved trout waters in 18 southeastern counties and 2 waters crossing from those counties that are regulated under 58 Pa. Code § 65.12 (relating to Regional Opening Day of Trout Season Program). The waters included in the program on April 11, 2015, are the approved trout waters in the remaining counties. Special regulation areas are not included in the program.
A listing of approved trout waters is published in the Commission's ''Summary of Fishing Regulations and Laws'' available from the Commission at P. O. Box 67000, Harrisburg, PA 17106-7000. The listing is also available at http://fishandboat.com/fishpub/summary/troutwaters.html.
JOHN A. ARWAY,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 15-288. Filed for public inspection February 13, 2015, 9:00 a.m.]
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