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58 Pa. Code § 65.4c. All-tackle trout slot limit.

§ 65.4c. All-tackle trout slot limit.

 (a)  The Executive Director, with the approval of the Commission, may designate waters as all-tackle trout slot limit. The designation of waters as all-tackle trout slot limit shall be effective when the waters are posted after publication of a notice of the designation in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

 (b)  It is unlawful to fish in designated and posted all-tackle trout slot limit areas except in compliance with all of the following requirements:

   (1)  Open to fishing year-round.

   (2)  All tackle types are permitted.

   (3)  From 8 a.m. on the opening day of the regular season for trout through Labor Day, the daily creel limit of trout is two (combined species). Trout must be at least 7 inches but less than 12 inches in length to be killed or possessed.

   (4)  From the day after Labor Day until 8 a.m. on the opening day of the regular season for trout, no trout may be killed or possessed.

   (5)  A current trout permit is required.

 (c)  This section applies to trout only. Inland regulations apply to all other species.


   The provisions of this §  65.4c added under the Fish and Boat Code, 30 Pa.C.S. §  2102(a); and section 506 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. §  186).


   The provisions of this §  65.4c added December 10, 2021, effective January 1, 2022, 51 Pa.B. 7701.

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