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58 Pa. Code § 65.26. Extended trout season.

§ 65.26. Extended trout season.

 (a)  General rule. The extended trout season is in effect from the day after Labor Day until the third Monday in February of the following year on stocked trout waters. A creel limit of three trout per day and a minimum size limit of 7 inches apply during this season, except Class A wild trout streams where the creel limit is 0 and areas with special regulations.

 (b)  Waters not stocked trout waters. The Executive Director or designee may grant a permit to apply extended trout season regulations to waters that are not stocked trout waters upon written application of the owner or lessee of the lands on which the waters are located. Applications shall be made on forms provided by the Commission. Applications will be reviewed to ensure that applying extended trout season regulations to the waters in question is consistent with the best appropriate fisheries management of the waters in question, and to ensure that approval of the application will have no adverse effect on the preservation and expansion of public fishing opportunities within this Commonwealth. Approval or disapproval of applications shall be subject to review under Chapter 51, Subchapter E (relating to permit procedures). Permits for extended trout season on waters other than stocked trout waters will be valid until the last day of the extended trout season of the 6th year after the year in which they are issued.


   The provisions of this §  65.26 issued under 30 Pa.C.S. § §  305, 322, 741, 928, 2102, 2307, 2711 and 5122—5124; amended under 30 Pa.C.S. § §  2102 and 2307(a).


   The provisions of this §  65.26 adopted December 28, 1984, effective December 29, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 4691; amended September 22, 2006, effective January 1, 2007, 36 Pa.B. 5872; amended September 19, 2014, effective January 1, 2015, 44 Pa.B. 5969; amended September 25, 2015, effective January 1, 2016, 45 Pa.B. 5788; amended September 17, 2021, effective January 1, 2022, 51 Pa.B. 6030; amended December 10, 2021, effective January 1, 2022, 51 Pa.B. 7691; amended December 8, 2023, effective December 9, 2023, 53 Pa.B. 7597. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (413809) to (413810).

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