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Gaun First Catch Center Fishing Meet-Up Event - Philadelphia

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Gaun First Catch Center Fishing Meet-Up Event - Philadelphia

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PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission's (PFBC) Gaun First Catch Center (GFCC) is conducting a Fishing Meet-Up Event for catfish on Friday, September 7 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at John Heinz at Tinicum National Wildlife Refuge, Darby Creek, Philadelphia County.

Fishing meet-up events are 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. The PFBC provides equipment, bait, and tackle. PFBC staff will be present to teach skills and assist those who fish. Participants may also bring their own tackle.

Pre-registration is required.  For more information or to register, visit the PFBC website www.fishandboat.com.

Information about John Heinz at Tinicum National Wildlife Refuge and maps are also available at www.fws.gov.

For more information about event contact:
Walt Dietz, Regional Outreach & Education Coordinator
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
wdietz@pa.gov
Phone: 570.477.2206

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.

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. www.takemefishing.org/corporate/

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 www.fishandboat.com

Media Contact:
For more information contact:
Walt Dietz, Regional Outreach & Education Coordinator
570.477.2206 or wdietz@pa.gov

 

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SOURCE Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission

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