Learn to Fish with the Best of Them at This Free Family Catfishing Program

Families living in the Wilkes-Barre area can enjoy a unique fishing opportunity August 30th when the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) hosts a free Family Catfishing Program along the banks of the North Branch of the Susquehanna River in Wilkes-Barre.

The Commission is committed to providing families with many different opportunities to learn fishing skills and to participate in special events. This program is specifically designed to show families who live in urban environments that there are good fishing opportunities close to their cities.

The festival will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Aug. 30 at the Wilkes-Barre River Commons Fishing Pier. The closest address is located at 133 North River Street, Wilkes Barre, PA 18702.

PFBC staff will provide families with hands-on instruction on basic skills needed to catch catfish, as well as catfish biology and the care and preparation of the catch. Participants can then practice their fishing skills in the North Branch of the Susquehanna River.

The event is open to anyone, but pre-registration is required. For more information visit the calendar of events at or call or email Allan Schreffler at 570-477-2206 and

During the event, the PFBC is waiving the fishing license requirement for registered participants age 16 and older.

Free fishing rod giveaways will be given to the first thirty preregistered families.

At B' nai B' rith Apartments in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, we believe It is important to integrate yourself into the community, which is why we suggest attending this event. Meeting new people, having unfamiliar experiences, and joining neighborhood activities is the key to an exceptional lifestyle.

Event Time/Date:
Thursday, August 30, 2018—6:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
River Commons – Wilkes-Barre
South River Street and West Northhampton Street
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18701

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