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Gaun First Catch Center Announces Fall Event Schedule


Gaun First Catch Center Announces Fall Event Schedule

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HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission's (PFBC) Gaun First Catch Center (GFCC) has scheduled 25 opportunities this fall for individuals in southeastern Pennsylvania to learn how to fish or improve their fishing skills. These events will take place between August 25 and November 2, at 20 different locations in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties. 

The first fall event is a Family Fishing Program on Saturday, August 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Falls Township Community Park, Bucks County. This program is designed for families with little to no fishing experience. There are several Family Fishing Programs on the fall schedule. Pre-registration is required for this event. 

Also on the fall schedule are Fishing Meet-up Events, which are informal social gatherings for anyone interested in learning more about the basics of fishing. This informal event is the perfect opportunity to socialize, learn, and share fishing experiences with other anglers. Each Fishing Meet-up Event will focus on specific types of fishing equipment targeting particular species. Equipment and bait is provided; participants may also bring their own tackle.

Visit the PFBC's schedule of events for more information on these and other educational programs and events.

About the Gaun First Catch Center
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission's (PFBC) Gaun First Catch Center (GFCC) is made possible through the generosity of the Samuel Gaun estate, and is operated in partnership with the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF). The Gaun First Catch Center provides opportunities to learn about fishing or improve existing skills in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.

Take Me Fishing™ First Catch Centers (FCC) are an initiative of RBFF to  bring fishing and boating experiences and learning opportunities to urban areas, fostering the next generation of anglers and boaters. Other support for the Take Me FishingTM FCC pilot program is provided by presenting Sponsor BoatUS and On-Location Sponsor Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats. Local sponsors include Pocono Raceway and The Rest of PA, a consortia of Pennsylvania tourism agencies.

The PFBC is an independent Commonwealth agency with the mission to protect, conserve, and enhance the Commonwealth's aquatic resources and provide fishing and boating opportunities. For more information about fishing and boating in Pennsylvania, please visit our website

The RBFF is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase participation in recreational angling and boating, thereby protecting and restoring the nation's aquatic natural resources.

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Walt Dietz, Bureau of Outreach, Education, and Marketing
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission

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